Does anyone have examples of favourite colour pickers (as UI elements, not dedicated color-picking apps or sites) for common, 'everyday' colours - not for RGB or HSL values?
I find traditional colour wheels really unintuitive for common colours - hard for people who don't understand colour theory to know how to pick black, white, or grey:
I quite like Polyvore's:
But what I'd really like to see is one that combines colour and words in some attractive way - Polyvore's squares are so small they work best for people with good eyesight on high-res, bright screens.
I know the concept of 'everyday' colours is problematic, but the UX requirements are:
- let users select colours without understanding how HSL etc work
- let users distinguish between light and dark versions of common colours
- be distinguishable on a mobile, non-retina screen.