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Color Picker: An absolute tool

Imagine getting a toddler two plush birds, a red tailed one with bright yellow feathers and a dull black one. Which bird will grab the attraction of a young child more quickly?

Surely, the coloured bird will get more attention as it will be more attractive and arresting.

There’s no contradiction in the tie up between colour and emotions. As fields of green tranquilizes the mind and deep blue-green of ocean evokes the nostalgic memories of your teenage. It’s nothing but a mere psychological phenomenon related to human perception.

This blog will walk you through the importance of colour theory and the proper usage of colour picker in the development of captivating websites and appealingly videos and their optimisation for your target audience and in the enhancement of number of views.

Colour Theory and Colour Wheel

In order to pick out the perfect colour for the layout and design, you must understand the concept of colour theory and colour mixing. Colour theory guides in grasping the notion of primary, secondary and tertiary colours and the influence of light on the colour palette and how mixing of different shades produce a new one. It also classifies colours as warm and cold, positive and negative,receding and advancing, subtractive and additive.

The colour wheel also helps in deeper understanding of choosing the right colour and perfect palette aiding the graphic designers and developers to amplify and uplift brand visibility.

Colour Picker: a functional kit

How would you find lilac lavender or teal green if you want to use them in your work presentation?

Colour picker comes in handy and saves you from the hassle of exploring different engines in search for a particular colour or shade. It immediately picks up the desired colour from the reference image/sources picture uploaded on the colour picker tool and displays the information regarding it then it also allows your to copy or share it.

Web designer admires the tool for it’s simplicity and ease, it doesn’t demand expertise and it’s uncomplicated and straightforward for a lay person. Multiple online pickers are available for our convinence and are a click away.

By simply, uploading a source picture or a copied URL and selecting the colour of your choice you will have an instant access to the colour information and details including HTML, HSV and RGB codes.

Different Types of Colour Pickers

  • HTML Picker

Colour pickers show the details in various codes, one of them is HTML that presents colours in codes of red,green and blue. For reference, the six-digit code FFFFFF represents RR255, GG255, and BB255. Therefore, the first two digits are red, the next two for green, and the last two for blue. These HTML codes can be recognised by HTML colour pickers which can be really useful in setting designs for a website to make it more lavish.

While suggesting the colours to the clients, HTML pickers can be really advantageous as they display complete details and names of specified colours. You just have to upload the URL or source picture and select the colour with cursor and it will launch all the information regarding it.

  • HEX Picker

HEX or Hexadecimal are six-digit codes that display colors. It is an alphanumeric code like #BB3B35. Discover the HEX code of a specific color instantly with a HEX Color Picker. It’s being used by application and software designers in selecting the best colours.

By uploading a reference image and holding on to the colour, the details will be displayed portraying red,blue and green.

  • RGB Picker

RGB Picker recognises around sixteen million colours, it can be used if you are looking for a code for your video. Upload the image or copy-paste the URL into the color picker tool and click on the specific color to get its code.

How Color Picker allows you to find the color code of any element?

Colour Picker isn’t mobile. You can’t select where it should be installed. A small pop up icon will inform you that it’s downloaded. The tool has an incorporated tray icon.

Start with hotkey, Control + Pause/Break. Do not get confused with the interface saying the hotkey for using the program is LeftCtrl + Cancel. It indicates Ctrl + Break.

After pressing the shortcut, you will notice a box right next to the mouse pointer. Move it all over the screen. The first half of the box will show a preview of the color that’s under the cursor. The other half presents the color code. You need to click on the screen, and the program will send the color code value to the clipboard. Paste it to a text editor and see what it is and use it with image editing software.

Program Settings

  • Right Click on the ColorPicker tray menu and select settings, or click left on the icon.

Disable the third option on this page that says Change cursor when picking a color.

  • The drop-down menu on the Settings page is essential. It has five color code formats that you can pick. Five color code formats are Hex, RGB, HSL, HSV, and VEC4.
  • Colour picker also saves the last ten colours. To approach those, press the hot key and with the right click on screen, a colour wheel will be displayed showing previously selected colours.


In a nutshell, colours help in evoking the emotions and in grasping the attention. By proper and suitable usage of the colour theory and colour picker, you can enhance the views and even the appeal and charisma of your websites or videos, it also boost the brand visibility.

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