Luckily, there are quite a few sources for finding beautiful color palettes or even creating your own using various methods like 3D, blending, uploading images, randomizing and more. So let’s take a look at 8 of the top color palette sources for web designers and see how each one can inspire you to create brilliant, vibrant designs.
ColoRotate is a beautifully designed site that lets you browse color palettes and create your own in 3D. You can spin and tilt the diamond to get different views and create palettes with up to 16 colors each. They also offer a Photoshop plugin that lets you edit colors within a 3D widget and share your palettes online.
COLOURlovers is a personal favorite because it’s not just a source for color palettes and patterns, it’s also a great community for designers and other color lovers. You can browse and create your own colors, palettes, palette templates, and patterns. They also offer several tools to help you build color palettes, color schemes, Twitter themes, and patterns.
ColorSchemer has a huge collection of color schemes for download. You can also connect with others in the color forums. If you want to create your own color palettes and access over a million pre-made color schemes, you can download ColorSchemer Studio 2 on your PC or Mac for $49.99. They also have an iPhone/iPod Touch app, Mac dashboard widget and Windows color picker desktop tool.