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May
02

Graphics – Another Useful Color Conversion Tool

By Char

From time to time I get clients who have logos or print materials that have specific PANTONE® colors associated with them and they want those colors portrayed in their web color scheme. I just started a project that fits this bill and went looking for a conversion tool this morning.

PANTONE® has a product that will allow you to enter a Pantone color and retrieve its RGB, CMYK or Hexadecimal code, but it is $49.95. I’m too cheap and impatient for that today.

Instead, I found a convenient chart at Sandaleo that lists the PMS color, the RGB components, the Hex # and shows the color all in one place.

colorchart

While there is no guarantee on the exact color match due to monitor settings and the nature of the web in general, this is a pretty handy tool for quick references.

Other tools in my color toolbox include ColorSchemer Online and Kuler. Do you know of any others to add to my collection? If so, please leave a comment and let me know.

Categories : Graphic Design

6 Comments

1

Great tool- thanks for posting this.

2

Great! I’ve found one I like where you can see what colors go together.
http://www.siteprocentral.com/html_color_code.html

I will add you to my blogroll by the way, I really like the new design and read through bloglines usually.

3

Thanks for that – it’s always useful to have additional methods of cross-checking colour matches!

I personally use ColourLovers – http://www.colourlovers.com – a fair bit. It does what Kuler does, but it did it first! ;¬)

4

Randa – you are welcome.

Linda – that is a good tool – thanks for sharing it with us.

Paul – thanks for sharing colourlovers too – very useful links to add to my collection.

6

Please, have a look at Color Converter. This tool converts to and from any of the following colour spaces: CMYK, H.Lab, HEX/HTML, HSV, RAL, RGB, XYZ, and X11 Color Names. Additionally, it displays the RGB brightness value of any colour.

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