Hex Color Code Chart & Generator
Hexidecimal codes are the 3 or 6-character codes that are often used in HTML and CSS to tell the browser what colors to display. So for example, #FFFFFF is the color white and #000000 is the color black.
Below are some Flash tools you can use to create your own color scheme.
Generate Your Own Custom Hex Colors
1. On the tool below, drag the cursor on the "Hue" selector (right side) to generate the desired base color.
If you're on a touch-screen device (iPad, etc.), use your finger to select the colors. On smaller devices (smartphones) make sure you are in Landscape mode instead of Portrait.
2. Next click inside the Brightness/Saturation grid to activate the cursor. Drag it until the desired brightness is achieved.
The "Swatch" bar at the bottom of the tool shows you the final color result.
Now you can build a color scheme for your site.
Once you have your hex color value from the chart above, copy and paste it (without the #) into the form below the color wheel and it will generate a matching color scheme for your website.
This is a great tool to use if you're trying to come up with cohesive colors for your navigation, background, hyperlinks, etc.
Remember, it's best to choose 3-4 colors max and use them consistently throughout your website. It will make it look more cohesive.
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This page was last updated February 22, 2014.
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