Color Hue Finder

Color Hue From Image



47% Cyan

53% Blue

Dark Midnight Blue




0% grey





(0%, 20%, 44%)


(100%, 54%, 0%, 56%)



ArtyClick "Color Hue Finder"


The feature Color Hue Finder provides the hue composition of a color. It accepts the following types of input:

  • Color from image or photo

  • Color from color picker

  • Hex or RGB color code

Uploading Image

To find the hue composition of a color in an image, the cloud icon can be used to upload or take a photo.

Once the image is loaded, clicking on the image areas will initiate the color hue composition identification. A left mouse click will toggle between fixating and releasing the target.

Since lighting conditions strongly affect the colors in an image, it is recommended to take pictures in natural light to obtain colors in their most natural hues.

Color Codes

The ArtyClick Color Hue Finder can be used to find color names from hex or RGB codes. The following color codes are supported:

  • Hex (e.g. "#FF0000" or "#FFF")

  • RGB (e.g. "RGB(255,0,0)")

The supported RGB codes correspond to the 24-bit system where each component ranges between 0 and 255.

Color Hue

Each color belongs to one of the 8 basic hues:

  • Red

  • Orange

  • Yellow

  • Green

  • Cyan (turquoise, aqua)

  • Blue

  • Purple (dark violet)

  • Magenta (bright pink)

More complex hues can be described as a composition of two hues (the primary and the secondary), each contributing to the color to a variable degree. The relative percentage of each hue (in the additive color space) is displayed below the color hue name; the two numbers sum up to 100%. The higher the percentage, the closer is the selected color hue to the respective basic hue.

Color Intensity

The color intensity is described using one of the 7 levels (ordered from the most to the least saturated):

  • Vibrant

  • Moderate

  • Medium

  • Pastel

  • Pale

  • Almost none

  • None

The intensity is inversely proportional to the amount of grey in a color. Vibrant colors are pure and only exhibit limited amounts of grey, while pastel and pale colors are diluted with grey and are less poppy. Vibrant colors are usually used for setting accents, while pastel and pale colors often appear in the background or in unprocessed photos.

Color Name

Color names are provided by the comprehensive ArtyClick Color Shades and Names Dictionary with over 1,700 entries with the most common color names.

Know the Hue of Your Color

Color Hue and Color Blindness

A significant proportion of the population have difficulties distinguishing between certain colors. The most common type of color blindness is the red-green color blindness caused by the altered way how color wavelengths are detected by the red and / or green cones on the eye retina. The colors brown, brownish-red and brownish-green may appear the same to those affected.

The majority of people can distinguish between up to 10 million colors. People with color blindness distinguish between much fewer colors and for them, communicating colors may become a challenge. They would usually learn which hues are commonly associated with which objects, and use color composition detection tools to ensure the color hues align with the expectations of the majority.

Color Hue Finder

The Color Hue Finder is valuable assistance to those affected by color blindness. Along with the common subtractive RGB (Red, Green, Blue) and additive CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) color representation systems, it offers a convenient, more intuitive hue detection approach, where each hue is represented on a continuous range of hue values, in accordance with our color perception. For instance, the yellow color can be of a reddish (orangeish) or greenish tone, but not bluish. The Color Hue Finder utilizes the following 8 basic hues, in the same order as they appear on the continuous hue scale:

  • Red

  • Orange

  • Yellow

  • Green

  • Cyan (turquoise, aqua)

  • Blue

  • Purple (dark violet)

  • Magenta (bright pink)