Colorwheely

Colorwheely creates color wheels from one or two hues of your choosing. You can then either export the entire color wheel for later use, or you can select harmonious colors from the wheel, and export gradient chips for each of them.

Choosing Hues

To select a hue to build the color wheel from, just click on a hue swatch.

This will open the hue picker dialog. Either click on the hue you want, or type an RGB color into the hex color input box. (Note: Cut-and-paste into the text input doesn't work due to security restrictions in the browser. Apologies!)

Close the hue dialog with the close (X) button.

The new hue should now be shown in the swatch. The numeric readout will always report the classical HSV hue in degrees. If you wish to stop using this hue, just click the close (X) button next to it.

 

RGB vs. RYB

You may choose to use an RYB (Red-Yellow-Blue) RGB or (Red-Green-Blue) color model. Different people have different preferences. Generally, RYB will provide a warmer color wheel than RGB. Feel free to experiment, and decide which one is best for you.

 

Dissonance

The Dissonance readout tells you how much the color wheel will have to be warped to accommodate all of your selected hues. This will be a number between 0° and 15°, inclusive. Ideally, you want to keep this number as low as possible. If you select only one color, this will always be 0°. Your color model selection may change the amount of dissonance reported, because the proximity of some hues varies between RYB and RGB.

 

Making a Color Wheel

Once you have selected your base hues, making a new color wheel is as simple as clicking the Make Wheel button.

And then you can download an image of that wheel with the Export Wheel button;

 

Selecting Hues From the Wheel (Optional)

If you would simply like to focus on a color harmony that you would like to focus on, you can To select hues from the wheel by clicking on them. Click them again to deselect them.

The Export Selection button will export an image containing your selected hues in swatches with gradients spanning saturation and value. so that you can easily eyedropper them into a palette.