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Color Ideas & Inspirations

Published 06/05/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

COLOURLovers is an application geared at helping and enabling people to create their own beautiful color schemes and palettes for websites, designs, applications and anything digital. Users could pull the color inspiration from a photo of a gorgeous sunset or from some delicate flowers using the app's Photocopa tool. Users could also use COLOURlovers to develop a fantastic and custom theme for their Twitter page. The Seamless tool on COLOURlovers makes it so users can make themes and palettes that are based on a pattern. The ColorSchemer Studio also makes it easy for anyone to create a beautiful palette since it helps guide them in the types of colors that fit best with their chosen theme. Users can also browse through other themes and palettes in order to get inspiration for their own projects. COLOURlovers also has a community of users who can interact with one another and discuss all things color. Finally, the site has a storefront where users can have their color themes printed to fabric or can purchase desktop applications similar to the web app for their computer.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

As of April 2012, COLORlovers boasted "more than 2,069,355 palettes, 5,172,130 colors, 2,343,421 patterns in 161,578 templates you're sure to find inspiration to kick start your creative projects." Least it to say that the site has a decent following of users accessing its services. The application was founded by Aaron Epstein and Chris Williams. The operation is led by CEO Darius A. Monsef. The team is based out of Lake Oswego, Oregon.

What are the differences to other apps?

COLORlovers is a very comprehensive and easy to use designing application that makes it so just about anyone can create their own themes and palettes. No longer is this something that only graphical designers can do- anyone can using the easy-to-use user interface on COLORlovers.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

As mentioned, COLORlovers is very easy to use. All of the articles, tools and content are geared around a love of colors and designs and are very well organized. Users may not think that a site about color would be too exciting, but anyone could visit the page and at least browse through the themes and find that interesting and perhaps inspiring.

How does the registration process work?

New users can sign up for COLOURlovers by clicking on the 'Sign Up' button in the upper-right hand corner of the homepage. The site requests the following information in order to establish an account: username, password and an email address. From there, users can access the COLOURlovers' suite of tools.

What does it cost to use the application?

COLOURlovers is a free application. There is a storefront available where users can purchase additional software applications or goods that are sporting their color palettes.

Who would you recommend the application to?

COLORlovers is a great site for designers or amateurs or just about anyone with a creative eye. The site can make almost anyone interested in the aesthetics of color and the passion that the team here has for their project is inspiring.

  • ColourSchemer Studio helps users build beautiful color palettes
  • Create custom seamless tiling patterns using Seamless
  • Create custom themes for Twitter profiles
  • Pull exciting color palettes from photos

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