Get the essential colours from any website

Stas Kulesh
Mar 30, 2018 · 3 min read

A must-have tool for designers and frontend developers. Free colour scheme extraction.

I’ve been running Sliday.com, the design and development studio in New Zealand, for almost 10 years now. It is not unusual to get to work on the web design kind of project.

Each time we ask clients to provide references: the websites or projects they like. A bunch of links instantly helps to better understand the job requirements and match client’s expectations.

The use case

Let’s say, we’ve got several links of ‘the looks I like generally’ from the client:

Which colours exactly do I use in the early design drafts?

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  • Several palette generators supported: The colours are collected in-browser, using JS. We’ve picked several best-performing open-source libraries for that.

Get Site Palette extension from Chrome Web Store »

The right set of colours is the solid foundation for the best designs possible.

It’s free. Enjoy and spread the word!

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