Coloursphere 2 - Professional color picker for the rest of us
By Improbable Sciences
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Designed for pros: art directors, graphic designers and artists…or anyone else. Coloursphere is intuitive, easy-to-use, and will make you an expert at finding the perfect colour and its ideal harmonies.
Pick a Colour:
Swipe the hyper-responsive Colour wheel to select the colour you're searching for. The Contrast slider ensures that you're in control of the exact shade.
Coloursphere does the work for you! Flick your finger across the top of the screen to view 8 different types of color harmonies. Building on traditional paint-mixing Colour Theory, each of the schemes gives you a number of options that look great with your selected color.
Save Colour Schemes:
Found that exact colour and shade you've been searching for? Got the perfect harmony selected? Save them for as long as you want. Easily save and access an unlimited number of colour schemes at any time.
A Unique Searchable Database:
How many ways do you know Blue? Light Blue, Sky Blue, Royal, Navy, Cerulean, Cobalt, Cyan, Azure, even blue with a hint of purple! As fast as you can type in the English name, HSV, hexadecimal or RGB values, this lightening fast app will instantly display your colour.
Email your Colour Schemes:
Want to make sure that your web designer knows precisely what colors you want for your banner and text? For that and a thousand other times you need to convey a precise colour or colour scheme - remotely! Coloursphere lets you e-mail any colour or colour scheme in an instant. Your colours appear in the email (platform independently) exactly as they appear on your screen, perfect for making sure everyone is on the same page.
What's New in Version 2.5
Updated for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5
• Removed the "Please Rate Coloursphere" dialog (But we still would love your reviews and ratings!)
• New Look
• Performance Enhancements
Coloursphere and Philips Hue – marriage made in heaven
Coloursphere 2.5 is a good upgrade to a solid app, mostly a better look and faster performance. I use it all the time to pick colors for web design work – can’t be beat, it’s so precise. I recently bought the Philips Hue wifi-controlled lighting system and was about to return it (the software for the Hue is really lacking). I was wishing it had the functionality of Coloursphere and then it hit me, why not pick colors and color harmonies with Coloursphere and import them into the Hue system? Voila! Perfection. The harmonies (really complimentary colors that the dev provides in Coloursphere) provided me with a great palette of color choices for my lighting whims. I’ve now got half a dozen hand-picked Coloursphere color schemes imported into the Hue, now the Hue has achieved its potential, awesome. Highly recommended app.
Who knew a color-picker could be fun?
Makes it easy to find any color you want, as well as which other colors would complement it best.
And the latest update makes full use of the iPhone 5's screen. Very nice.
looking for a paid app to be able to really fine tune colors. but this app is useless. once you choose a color you can't adjust it. there's no precision.