Random Color Palettes

Generate a random color palette by tapping your space bar

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Ben Tossell
Hunter
@bentossell · Partner https://theupstarters.co/
Theres a fair few different colour palette generators out there now... I like the simple ones but what is going to get people to use this over others out there? Would be cool to see examples of where each palette has been used. If it's completely random then maybe the colours don't go together ;) haha
Armin Naimi
Maker
@armi2n
@bentossell Thanks for the hunt! Honestly, I did not expect this to be on here. Feels amazing to build something and see it here. I have played around with a few colour scheme generators and they are great, but I wanted to build a super simple tool for myself. It is always hard to find colours for your projects and rather than configuring a tool, I want to simply skip through colours as quickly as possible and see them next to each other. This allows me to have a palette in front of my eyes and I can compare 5 colours easily. I do feel though that I can make this tool a bit smarter haha and still keep it simple ;) I'd like to get some feedback and improve this tool in the coming weeks. Update: Some improvements I can think of right away: - A palette should have colors that make sense - Update the URL bar, so history of palettes is available - Allow users to share a palette
Tahseen Rostom@tahseen_rostom
@armi2n @bentossell I think it would be great to add the following functionality: 1) Complementary colours based on a predefined primary colour 2) Add semantic tagging - e.g. warm, cool, vibrant, fun, professional, etc. 3) popular colour palettes 4) user generated colour palettes (like color lovers)
Armin Naimi
Maker
@armi2n
@tahseen_rostom thank you for the feedback. I think that the features you describe already exist in other products. I will take your thoughts to heart when I build this out further.
@armi2n Another improvement would be to also accept clicks to change colors so those on iPads or iPhones can use it, too.
Armin Naimi
Maker
@armi2n
@clint326 mobile friendly is the way and something I should have done. This is definitely on the roadmap 😉
Scott Wall@scottwall0 · Professional Services Reporting Engineer
So a long time ago a tool very similar to this was posted on product hunt. I've shared it here in this link, but it is essentially this exact thing with a few more features. https://coolors.co/app/5bc0eb-fd...
Armin Naimi
Maker
@armi2n
@scottwall0 you are very right. This product is pretty stripped down, the next days and weeks will show how this evolves into its own unique offering. What would you like to see that other products do not offer?
Ujwal S@haiujwal · Engineer | Creator | Generalist
Seems like a stripped down version of @coolors What is the purpose of generating a random palette where there is no harmony between the colors?
Armin Naimi
Maker
@armi2n
@haiujwal discovery and comparing them next to each other. I guess in the coming weeks this tool will help users generate palettes that have colors that work together, but still keeping in mind the ease of use and zero-hassle for users. I think @coloors does a fantastic job in this space already. I have no intention of creating that same tool.
Umit Akcan@umitakcn · Designer, lives in 🇰🇷
There is no way to use these palettes :)
Armin Naimi
Maker
@armi2n
@umitakcn I know you'd have to skip through a lot to find one that will work :) What would you like to see in this tool that would make it more useful?
Umit Akcan@umitakcn · Designer, lives in 🇰🇷
@armi2n it would be more useful if last 3 colors were similar tones of first or second colors. First and second colors are main, others are different tones of main colors. Does it make sense?
Armin Naimi
Maker
@armi2n
@umitakcn absolutely, you are right. Maybe when I make those changes, I can make it onto design for startups ;)
Matt Bruno@mattrbruno
@armi2n @umitakcn While I think having logic to show colors that go together is preferable, perhaps a near term, easier to implement solution is allowing you to lock colors you do like so that it stays the same as you generate new colors (think Urban Spoon). You can slowly lock in colors as you go, until you arrive on 5 you really like and think go together.
Nick NM Yap@addlikefollow · CPO, ROCKI
@armi2n @umitakcn How about having some example palettes of known companies as starting point and making changes from there to find a new palette. Kinda like Pandora music, where u start with a known artist :)
Armin Naimi
Maker
@armi2n
@mattrbruno really love the idea 😄 solves the problem of using a particular color theory to algorithmically generate palettes and allows to discover colors on your own. Another idea is to allow the user to choose the amount of colors they'd like to have next to each other.
Armin Naimi
Maker
@armi2n
@addlikefollow hmm... Definitely something to think about. A starting point is probably very useful.
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
Very Cool