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The 11 best color picker Chrome extensions for web designers

The 11 best color picker Chrome extensions for web designers
Gabriel Paul Gomez

Gabriel Paul Gomez

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Graphic designers who use Google Chrome as their primary browser can benefit immensely from color picker extensions for Chrome. Color selection for design projects is time-consuming, and digital creatives are always searching for ways to enhance their workflows without surrendering unique color schemes for their designs.

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Whether you’re a web developer, graphic designer, or just someone who has to match specific colors, color picker browser extensions let you find HEX, RGB, and HSL values of any color on the web with ease. After just a few clicks, you can access any code to match the color you need with these 11 color picker extensions for Google Chrome.

ColorPick Eyedropper

The ColorPick Eyedropper for Chrome is a seamless and easy-to-use extension. The Eyedropper differs from other color picker extensions in its lack of advanced options and features. It offers a simple zoomed eyedropper and color chooser tool for color selection from web pages and other online sources.

Once you enable the extension, you can obtain the HEX and RGB values by simply clicking on the colors you want to capture. The ColorPick Eyedropper extension isn’t entirely void of options. It gives you the unique ability to change the user interface and web page pick behavior.

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Use the zoomed eydropper and color chooser tools to find color values on your favorite websites and more with the Color Picker Eydropper extension

Color Picker by Yubi

If you need to find colors at any point on the browser, the Chrome Color Picker by Yubi extension is one of the best tools of its kind available. It allows you to identify and source HEX and RGB codes anywhere on the website. After installing the plugin, simply visit a web page and locate your desired color.

When you click on the extension icon, you’ll enable the Color Picker cursor that allows you to tap on your selected color points. Once you click on the color, you’ll see the color codes in HEX and RGB. Just copy and paste the code, repeating the above steps as required.

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This Color Picker by Yubi extension lets you inspect colors all over your browser

Color Picker by Linang Data

Designers searching for a well-stylized color picker in a popup window will appreciate the Color Picker extension from Linang Data. Quickly locate your favorite colors with this simple Chrome extension that lets you search from a clean and visually appealing popup window. To use the Color Picker by Liang Data, click on the toolbar icon to review the interface.

At the display, you’ll notice the popup reveals four distinct sections. The middle portion contains a color palette icon while the top contains your toolbar and button controls. Use the color palette icon to enable the native color picker UI. Remember that native color picker UI varies considerably, depending on your operating system and choice of browser. After choosing the color, the right side of the popup shows you color values in up to six different formats.

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Designers and web developers love the personalized color palette from this Color Picker by Linang Data

Image Color Picker

The Image Color Picker Chrome extension gives you fast access to CMYK, RGB, and HTML color codes by simply uploading the image and dragging your mouse to select the desired color. The extension reveals the corresponding color codes and color preview beneath the upload image button.

This color picker extension for Chrome is popular among graphic designers and web designers alike. It readily lets users find color codes on images and logos and doesn’t require additional standalone tools like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw, or MS Paint. The simplified user interface and fast upload times are two of the extension’s main advantages.

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A simple and dependable color picker. Grab color from any website with Image Color Picker

Easy Color Picker

Graphic designers and developers like the Easy Color Picker for Chrome because they can obtain color codes from any web page or select from the extension’s color picker board. The plugin supports values for HEX, RGB, and HSB and keeps a history of your chosen colors for later reference.

Users report this extension as compact, easy-to-use, reliable, and equipped with more features you’ll ever need from a color picker extension. The plugin produces any chromaticity based upon RGB colors and their specified intensities. This browser add-on is invaluable for obtaining precise HEX/RGB/HSB values and keeping track of your previously selected colors.

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A fast and simple color picker. Find HEX, HTML, RGB, HSL, and CMYK codes easily with Easy Color Picker

Image Color Picker – HEX, RGB, CMYK codes

This Image Color Picker extension for Chrome is for developers and designers who work exclusively in the HEX, RGB, HSL, and CMYK formats. Like the other color pickers described above, Image Color Picker helps you find your perfect color in just a few easy clicks.

The Image Color Picker tool helps you locate precise color palettes to match your design images and create attention-grabbing color combinations in seconds. Using the extension is simple. Just add your photo to the page or upload it from your device using the browse button. You can also add images from a specified URL.

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Locate the perfect color for your next design project in HEX, RGB, and CMYK codes with the Image Color Extension

Accessible Color Picker

Accessible Color Picker for Google Chrome is the best extension for ensuring a web page is accessible to users with a range of low vision and color deficiencies. Best web design practices require a clear and enhanced contrast between the page foreground and background text and images. If users with monochrome screens or those with a limited capacity to interpret color access your page frequently, the Accessible Color Picker extension assures your page content is legible.

This browser plugin is an effective tool for evaluating the accessibility of your web page by analyzing its color palette. If, for example, your colors don’t supply enough contrast, the extension helps you select similar colors that improve the contrast ratio. The interface lets you toggle the foreground against the background seamlessly as you test different variations. Accessible Color Picker is a valuable tool for designers and developers whose sites must adhere to specific web accessibility standards.

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The Accessible Color Picker for Chrome helps ensure your pages meet visual accessibility standards

AWS Console Regions Color

This easy-to-use tool was developed to work with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud-based computing platform. The free extension will change the color of the AWS console header based on the region you select. This color change serves as a visual hint that helps prevent you from creating resources in the wrong region.

After you add AWS Console Regions Color to Chrome, you can click the icon to reveal a drop-down menu with various regions and their color codes. Without collecting data, the extension will add the code to the region header. There are also flags associated with each city/region. It’s a simple upgrade that can stop costly unintended actions when using AWS.

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Drop-down menu for AWS Console Regions Color tool.
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Simple Material Design Palette

The Simple Material Design Palette supports HEX, RGB, and RGBA codes and is an effective tool for developers who need quick access to Google’s Material Design Colors. Google recommends its own material design system for enhancing the UI of any user who views your web page from its browser.

Designers understand that their color themes should be harmonious and accessible while distinguishing various key UI elements and page surfaces. The Simple Material Design Palette makes it easy to accomplish this. The extension’s simplified presentation of the palettes means you can access the colors you need within the browser without exiting the tab or navigating to another program.

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An easy to use extension, you can access the Simple Material Design Palette from within your browser

Image Background Color Picker

Select different background colors for plain images with this Image Background Color Picker extension for Chrome. Also available for Firefox, you can choose colors from any website or utilize the checkerboard feature to find your ideal color scheme. The extension makes transparent PNGs more easily distinguishable on web pages, letting you customize background colors and textures.

Some users have noted that the Image Background Color Picker is categorized under “Accessibility” extension tools, but it doesn’t distinguish between image types for UI accessibility purposes. The colors you choose with the Image Background Color Picker for Chrome apply to all direct image view tabs. Note that the Options screen will automatically open if a change is force-placed on any of your settings.

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Image Background Color Picker helps you choose color backgrounds for plain images

Color Picker – RGB/HEX color codes

Found under “Developer Tools,” this Color Picker lets you source and replicate colors in the RGB and HEX codes. The Chrome plugin includes an advanced eyedropper, color picker, gradient generator, and other colorful selection tools, making it a widely popular extension for Firefox and Chrome alike.

This Color Picker for RGB and HEX delivers an accurate color reading from any point in your browser. You can adjust your colors easily before pasting the code into another program using, Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator, Web Color Analyzer, and its Photoshop-like Advanced Color Picker.

Gabriel Paul Gomez

Gabriel Paul Gomez

Trained as a civilian airline pilot, Gabriel Gomez has a passion for anything tech-related. He also loves writing about technology. When he's not crafting his next article, Gabriel is enjoying his hobbies as a photographer and videographer.

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