Get the essential colours from any website

Stas Kulesh
3 min readMar 30, 2018

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

I’ve been running, 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?

  • Several palette generators supported: The colours are collected in-browser, using JS. We’ve picked several best-performing open-source libraries for that.
  • Shareable links created: these can be sent to clients, they don’t have to install anything!
  • Preview palette image available for download
  • Download auto-generated Sketch template
  • Adobe Swatch support added
  • Play with the palettes at (we’re not associated with them)
  • Fine-tune the palettes at Google Art Palette

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!



Stas Kulesh

I blog, play fretless guitar, watch Peep Show and run a digital design/dev shop in Auckland, New Zealand. Parenting too.