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A Useful Website Color Scheme Tool

A Useful Website Color Scheme Tool

Hi everyone,

I've been going back and forth with a wordpress theme development company to help me design a new wordpress theme for some of my affiliate sites and we ran into issues trying to communicate the color scheme options.

Then I found a great free tool called Color Scheme Designer and I used it to create several color schemes to communicate to the designer.

Seeing as the tool was so useful to me, I thought many of you reading this may also benefit from it as I know how frustrating it can be to get a mix of colors for your website that looks right. Especially if you're not a graphic designer yourself.

Take a look below at a couple of color schemes I created in about 10 seconds using this tool:

Click here to see my blue theme


Click here to see my purple theme

You can use this tool to adjust the scheme colors, just click 'adjust theme' then 'adjust variants'

You can see what your color scheme will look like on a webpage by clicking 'light page example' or 'dark page example' below the color scheme.

I prefer to stick to 'Mono' color themes, though you can have a play around with all the various settings.

You might noticed a bug or two when using this, just do a hard refresh on the root domain, colorschemedesigner.com, if that happens and you can keep playing.

I'm keen to hear your comments, have fun!


38 Comments Add your comment
  • Reply Todd Wallace2771 days ago

    Two others sites I have used for ideas are ColourLovers and Adobe's Kuler.


  • Reply xw uwsp2771 days ago

    I tried the different color, the tool pretty cool.

  • Reply Winston Thomas • 2771 days ago

    Is the tool strictly for use with Wordpress?
    Or can it be used with Static Websites as well?

  • Reply Red Denal • 2771 days ago

    This is very helpful Mark. Thanks for sharing. This could be more helpful if already integrated in a wordpress or blogger platform application.

  • Reply Tim • 2771 days ago

    This is great resource. I visited it a couple of times a year or so ago, and then forgot about it, so thanks for the reminder. Personally, I think the complementary ones are just awesome, makes it possible to create a quite professional-looking site.

    I have just been having a look at the suggestions by binaryhaiku, and I think they could be very useful as well!

  • Reply Holly Day • 2771 days ago

    Exactly what I was looking for as I'm working on a new site right now and desperately needed ideas to match colors together.

  • Reply Bill • 2771 days ago

    Great, we are always looking for "easy" does it's Thanks,

  • Reply sex • 2771 days ago

    Two others sites I have used for ideas are ColourLovers and Adobe's Kuler.

  • Reply Richard • 2771 days ago

    Muchos Gracias Markos,

    Just what I needed to color a wp fanpage theme..I have left the job because of being indecisive with this part of the project. Now I can move forward.. thanks for the email. Your purple theme is a stunner.

  • Reply Hans • 2771 days ago

    Thanks! this was very useful for me. I have a lot of sites and actually all my life I have been randomly selecting colors I felt went with each other. I never stopped a second to consider it actually was a kind of "science" getting hues and varients to match up.

  • Reply David Nielsen • 2771 days ago

    Thanks Mark, really nice. I have one, but this is better...

  • Reply Sue Jenks • 2771 days ago

    wow, this is a good tool! Thank you Mark Ling. It makes designing sites so much easier and quicker.

    I could have had this tool when I was doing all my other sites. lol!

  • Reply Franklin • 2771 days ago

    Cool.. just wondering what else I could use it for, who knows maybe in the future... thanks for the free info..

  • Reply Joann Schmidt2771 days ago

    Thanks for the tip, Mark!

  • Reply Brad Waller • 2771 days ago

    I saw your email and had to check out what you had. Lo an behold your favorite is my latest favorite as well. Nice to see you agree that this is a great tool. One other I have used in the past is http://www.colorjack.com/

  • Reply Kathy Adams • 2771 days ago

    Very nice tool. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Sanjiv • 2771 days ago

    Thanx Mark,
    That was useful. This will help change colors in the blog to give it some variety. I sure will give it try.

  • Reply Darryl Hudson2771 days ago

    Thanks Mark,

    I really look forward to your post here at Affilorama and thank you again for this one, because I'll add this as well to my list of resources that I have already.

    I would like to share with everyone also some of my resources that I use to build my affiliate & Clients site with, I hope that member here will find these resources useful too.

    Color Picker

    Thumboo Thumbnail Generator

    What’s Its Color?

    Color Hunter

    Color Palette Generator

    Color Scheme Designer

    Great Post Mark Keep Us Informed

    Best Regards,

    Darryl H.

  • Reply Hamant Keval • 2771 days ago

    Hi Mark

    That is a great and very useful tool.

    I use colour picker that I have on my desk top but this one looks very good


  • Reply Rich Kent • 2771 days ago

    Yep, I've been using Color Scheme Designer for a long time. It's a great tool for coming up with website colors.

    What's especially good about CSD is that you can select complimentary colors and even tetrad and so on - which is great for finding font colors that stand out with your theme colors. Great tool!

  • Reply Diane • 2771 days ago

    Hi Mark

    Thanks for these ideas and links. It's good to have some easy references, as colour combinations on websites can certainly encourage you to keep reading, or make you want to leave post haste. Keep up the great work.

  • Reply Linda • 2771 days ago

    Thank you Mark. I haven't been using anything like this when I design my sites. Interesting!

  • Reply Lynda du Cros2771 days ago

    This is a very handy little tool to have! Good timing too. Just yesterday I had a bit of difficulty explaining to someone the colour scheme I wanted for my next site. This will make it much easier. Thank you!

  • Reply Mary • 2771 days ago

    I have been using this for years. It is a great tool.

    And for those who want to build more flexibility, check out Adobe's Kuler. http://kuler.adobe.com/ it is also free

  • Reply norma • 2771 days ago

    Hi Mark, hi everyone,

    Thanks for the great post, i'm a newbie and i'm about to start downloading and working on my first affilojetpack.

    I would like to know how to use and incorporate the color scheme designer tool when creating my website?


    Best Regards

  • Reply norma • 2770 days ago

    Hi Mark, hi everyone,

    Thanks for the great post, i'm a newbie and i'm about to start downloading and working on my first affilojetpack.

    I would like to know how to use and incorporate the color scheme designer tool when creating my website?


    Best Regards

  • Reply Andy Hewing • 2770 days ago

    What a great site, so many good features, keep them coming and thanks!

  • Reply norm crenshaw • 2770 days ago

    Mark! What an awesome tool! Thanks for telling us about it, I'll be using it a LOT!

  • Reply Paul • 2770 days ago

    Thanks Again Mark,

    Hope is all well over there since the hurricane.



  • Reply web tasarım • 2769 days ago

    thanks for the useful post, this color picker very easy to use

  • Reply Kyle Ransom2769 days ago

    thanks for the post this is a great tools for Wordpress Blog

  • Reply Julian Stone2765 days ago

    Fantastic, I never knew such things existed, as someone who constantly agonises over theme design options it's much appreciated, thanks!

  • Reply Riverjumping • 2763 days ago

    Really nice tool. I like the way it lets you adjust for more muted colors, light intensity, etc. It makes good use of the color wheel. Colorpic is a tool that I use frequently. When you find a colors you want to use, you can create a palette in it. It stores them handily. http://www.iconico.com/colorpic/

  • Reply Mike • 2763 days ago

    Thanks - Thats a cool tool.

    I have been looking for something like this

  • Reply Paul Fletcher2741 days ago

    Thanks Mark

    Made a much better colour scheme with this tool



  • Reply Mado • 2701 days ago

    Thank you Mark I like colours thank you for this tool

  • Reply buy plan b2699 days ago

    I’m really loving the contents of your blog. Hopefully you keep posting regularly. Thanks.

  • Reply Patricia, promotional products • 2687 days ago


    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the color scheme. And the sample above is my favorite color. Nice post!

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