The Color Palette Generator from Image can be used to extract harmonious color schemes from images. Just upload an image or a photo to obtain a color palette with up to 7 color swatches.
Generating color palettes from images is simple with ArtyClick:
Use the button to select and load your image
Drag and drop color swatches to reorder colors in the palette
Use the button to delete a color swatch
Use the button to download the original image with your refined color palette
Use the button to save the color palette to your account
Colors invoke associations, especially when they appear in combinations linked to unique sceneries. That's what makes the color palette generators from images so popular: they preserve the character of the original images and invoke emotions, similar to those arising when looking at the images.
We are used to seeing harmonious colors in nature, and we find such combinations pleasant to the eye. The lighting in real-life photos is also consistent, which leads us to perceive the colors as balanced. That is why the color palettes generated from images appear well-balanced and compelling.
Color Palettes For Mood Boards
Mood boards are commonly used to express concepts or ideas. They usually represent a well-delineated story on a selected topic, in which the color is the binding element. The colors generated from images can be used to set the color scheme in a mood board.
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 between the text and background colors
Selecting an Image
Once you have defined the color palette criteria, search for images matching those. A photo associated with your target audience is also a great and simple way of finding a suitable color scheme.
To obtain optimal results, also select images:
that contain light and dark colors for accent and secondary elements in a design
in which the most abundant colors are relevant for the creation of the color scheme of interest
Refining a Color Palette
There is no universal recipe for the creation of a perfect color palette. Below are guidelines for a possible color palette presentation:
Place analogous (similar) colors next to each other
Place the darkest color swatches towards the edges and the lightest colors towards the middle of a palette
Place accent (bright) colors next to the very light or very dark color swatches to highlight their function
Reduce the number of colors in a palette by deleting similar color swatches
The example below demonstrates the effect of these recommendations on the color palette presentation (first image: before, second image: after).