Quick Facts
  • Developed by Kim Jensen at Port80.biz
  • Development started January 2006
  • Based on original ideas and color matching concepts developed from 2000 and onwards
  • All features available free of charge
  • Financially supported by contextual ads and kind donations
You want to support or finance?

If you are interested in supporting ColorExplorer by the means of banner ads, donations, or partnering, please do not hesitate to contact me at


About the ColorExplorer project

ColorExplorer is a free online toolbox for designing and working with color palettes.

The ColorExplorer toolset include, but is not limited to:

  • color matching; from a single color to a full matching palette - instantly
  • browsing popular color libraries
  • conversion hints between multiple color libraries (RAL, TOYO, and more)
  • palette export for use in popular programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • color palette analysis and import from images/photographs and text files (HTML/CSS/etc.)
  • centrally stored palettes for easy access
  • palette filters and styles
  • View complete feature list

For professionals and color ethusiasts alike

ColorExplorer.com has been developed for the professional designer and color enthusiast.

The user interface has been carefully designed to allow for the most undistracted work with colors possible, maintaining a modern, clean, and absolutely color neutral appearance (i.e.: all gray!).

ColorExplorer and current Web 2.0 trends

ColorExplorer.com challenges the current ”Web 2.0” standards by not putting user accounts, forced registration, and ”community spirit” into the equation. With ColorExplorer the goal is not to get thousands and thousands of user profiles, nor to get people to communicate about their doings on the site.

Quite contrary, ColorExplorer is fully usable right from the first time you visit the site; there is no requirement for registration, not even in order to save your palettes. ColorExplorer is about exploring and working with colors. Simple as that.

However, you may choose to create a user profile in case you want better security about your palettes and be able to access them from multiple workstations.

So, who made this?

ColorExplorer is designed, developed, and hosted by Port80.biz, a small independant web innovation agency in Århus, Denmark. If you are interested in partnering or funding future development of ColorExplorer, please contact Kim Jensen at