This feature identifies the dominant colors in your image and creates a color palette. The number of colors is adjusted automatically.
Generating a color palette from image is simple with ArtyClick:
Click on the pink "Upload Image" button to select and load your image
Wait for 1 to 3 seconds for the color palette to be created and load
Reshuffle (reorder) color swatches to create well-balanced color combinations
Delete excessive color swatches to narrow the focus of the palette
Download the created mood board image containing the original image and your refined color palette, by clicking on the grey "Download" button below the image
ArtyClick Color Palette from Image is not just another palette generator:
A custom ArtyClick Machine Learning algorithm clusters dominant colors and extracts accent colors to create harmonious color palettes that preserve the character of your image and make an impact
The color clustering approach is based on high-resolution colors
Each color swatch comes with a name from the ArtyClick Color Shades and Names Dictionary - one of the largest color names collections on the web
Colors invoke associations, in particular when they appear in combinations linked to distinct sceneries. This is one of the reasons the color palette generators from images are popular: the created colors are anticipated to preserve the character of the original image and invoke emotions in users, similar to those arising when looking at the image.
We find harmonious (analogous or similar) color combinations pleasant to the eye since we are used to seeing such in abundance in nature. The lighting in real-life photos is also consistent, which makes us perceive the colors as balanced. This is another reason for creating or getting started with harmonious color palettes generated from images.
Color Palettes For Mood Boards
Mood boards are commonly used to express concepts or ideas. They usually represent a well-delineated story on a particular topic, with color being the binding element. And you can use the colors generated from an image used in your mood board to define the color scheme for your design.
Planning a Color Palette
If you don't have an image in mind, consider the following before getting started with a color palette:
Theme (background color): light or dark
Character: natural pastel colors or bright colors
Impact: analogous (similar) or complementary (contrasting) colors
Audience: target group-specific preferences
Complexity: the number of colors
Accessibility: the contrast (absolute lightness) between text and background colors
Selecting an Image
Once you have defined the color palette criteria, search for images fulfilling those. A photo associated with your target audience may also be a great way of defining a suitable color scheme.
In addition, to obtain the optimal results, select images such that:
They contain light and dark colors for accent and secondary elements in a design
The most abundant colors are relevant for the creation of the color scheme of interest
Refining a Color Palette
There is no recipe for the creation of a perfect color palette. There are some guidelines, however, which may be applied in case of doubt:
Place analogous (similar) colors next to each other
Place the darkest color swatches on the edges and the lightest in the middle of a palette
Place accent (bright) colors next to very light or very dark swatches to highlight their function
Reduce the number of colors in a palette by deleting color swatches that are too similar
The example below demonstrates the effect of these recommendations on the color palette presentation (first image: before, second image: after).