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Color tools

The collection of useful color tools, palettes, charts and their conversion data. Test the 3D color picker, make and save color palettes, generate color schemes, convert colors and download color charts data with conversion to HEX format.

We host a cloud where registered users can upload their collections of palettes. Save your color palettes in our cloud, browse color palettes or download them. You can register for free to get access to my palettes.

Color picker - pick colors from our 3D color picker, generate color palettes.

Feel free to use our 3D color picker. Easily generate color palettes by clicking on the picker. Upload your palette to our cloud to save it and share it with other users. Get color conversion data from the picker.

Color converter

Convert HEX to RGB, RAL Classic, RAL Design Plus, RAL Effect, Pantone, CMYK, HSL, HSB, WEBSAFE, NCS, NTC and vice versa.

The conversion for colors that don't match is based on the nearest matching color. To convert the color type the color code in the first input box in a supported format or choose it from the picker and click on the convert button.


Color schemes

The color schemes get generated automaticaly for the converted color based on color theory and the distance on the color wheel. Explore color schemes related to the converted color. Useful for when you need to obtain a palette of colors. Below you can find colors in 6 different schemes (analogous, monochromatic, complementary, triade, tetrade and split), the first in each scheme being the converted color. The schemes are generated based on the distance on the color wheel.







Color palettes

Browse our collection of color palettes created by our users. Download color palettes codes. Register to upload color palettes to our cloud and to get acess to my palettes page where all your uploaded color palettes get organized in one place.

Color charts

Below you can find full color charts for Pantone (PMS), RAL Design Plus, RAL Effect, RAL Classic, Flat design, Material design, Websafe, NCS, CSS and NTC color's names. The lists are interactive providing conversion information upon clicking on each color box.

Download programmable data of color conversion in JSON format ready to use in your application, find color conversion information for each color from the charts. Pick colors based on tested use cases driven by industry standards.


Pantone Matching System (PMS), is a color space used mostly in graphic design, printing, manufacturing and supporting the transformation of color from digital design to production in physical formats.

RAL Design Plus

RAL Design Plus is the expanded RAL color system that includes 1825 colors that are grouped every 10° of hue and additionally at 75°, 85° and 95°. Developed as a color matching tool for architects, designers, industry workers and trading. The colors of RAL Classic and RAL Design Plus do not intersect.

RAL Effect

The RAL Effect color chart is a collection of 70 metalic colors and 420 solid colors. The RAL Effect paint is based on acrylic paint system and colors, that goes along with solid and metalic colors. This RAL collection is innovative as it is the first RAL paint to be based on waterborne paint systems. The RAL Effect paint system is ISO compliant and eco-friendly because it doesn't make use of toxic, heavy metals in paint such as lead, chromates, and cadmium.

RAL Classic

RAL Classic is a color matching system that is mainly propagated in Europe, it is effectively used for varnish and powder coating but also for panels and plastics.

NTC colors names

NTC colors names. The color names in the Name The Color library were found via Wikipedia, Crayola, and Color-Name Dictionaries.

NCS colors

NCS colors stand for Natural Color System and is the color standard used in interior design, decorating, and painting mostly in Sweden, Spain, Norway, South Africa but is also getting more popular in Europe.The NCS standard is unique, being based on the physical perception of colors - how our eyes naturally see them. It does not use color names - instead it uses letters and numbers to describe any color.

CSS colors names

CSS colors names (color keywords). The color names work directly in CSS3 code, they prove useful when writing code for web design, being easy to apply and remember.

Flat Design

Flat Design is a minimalistic design language. It is commonly applied in user interfaces (UI) designs, for example web or mobile applications but also in printing graphics for publishing, documents, posters, guides or products.

Material Design

Material Design is a desing language developed by Google in 2014. It's colors are based on research about creating of a new visual language that combines good design with scientific and technical innovation.


Websafe colors were designed for displays capable of displaying 256 colors. Through the 2000s use of such displays in PC's doropped to minimum in favour of the TrueColor displays and the use of Websafe colors became unpractical.

How to use?

Color converter:
Convert HEX to RGB, RAL Classic, RAL Design Plus, RAL Effect, Pantone, CMYK, HSL, HSB, NCS, WEBSAFE and vice versa. Choose a color from the picker, or enter the color code in the input box below. Currently we support color codes input in those formats:

  • HEX - #ffffff or #fff
  • RGB - r, g, b
  • HSL - h, s%, l%
  • CMYK - c%, m%, y%, k%
  • RAL Design Plus - ex. RAL 000 15 00 1
  • RAL Classic - ex. RAL 9005 1
  • RAL Effect - ex. RAL 790-M 1
  • Pantone - ex. 705 C or Black 6 C1
  • CSS name - ex. darkslategray2
  • NTC name - ex. Kilamanjaro1
  • NCS - ex. 0515-G40Y1

  •    1. case-sensitive, with spaces.   2. case-insensitive, no spaces.

Color palettes:
Browse the color palettes section, where you can download color palettes created by our users. Generate, upload color palettes created on our website. On the upload palettes page you can modify and remaster your color palette. Register for free to get access to my palettes section where your uploaded palettes are displayed and organized.

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Color charts:
Feel free to browse through our color charts, we provide charts for 10 color spaces: RAL Classic, RAL Design Plus, RAL Effect, Pantone, Flat Design, Material Design, Websafe, NCS and CSS and NTC color's names as well as a list of all color names available in our service. You can get relevant conversion information about each color sample from the chart by clicking on it or converting it's value in the color converter.

Color schemes:
The converter generates color schemes from the converted sample. The schemes are based on color theory, it provides 6 color schemes in the following order: analogous, monochromatic, complementary, triade, tetrade and split. For colors based on shades of gray like white, black or any grayscale color, the schemes are not generated You can covert each color cample from the scheme by clicking on it.


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