Coloresque is a handy essential for everyone who works with colors. It's a simple yet powerful tool for color inspiration, creation, identification and modification.

Start by generating a completely random color to help inspire your next design creation. Just with a single tap, Coloresque can show and name any one of over 16 million possible colors.

Additional tools allow you to modify your selected color. Drag down the main view to reveal a variety of automatically generated, associated color schemes, or use the sliders to precisely adjust it.

• Generate a broad range of colors
• Each color is identified and named
• Following color schemes can be created: shades, tints, tones, monochromatic, analogous, compound, complementary, inverted, triad, tetrad & components
• RGB and HSL sliders

Once you find a color you like, you can save it as a favorite in a beautiful overview of all your preferred colors, which you can filter by hue. Coloresque will identify which colors you view most often and emphasise them by showing them on top of the list.

• Save the colors you like
• Identify your most viewed colors
• Colors are automatically sorted into lists of hues

By providing multiple methods, Coloresque makes it super easy to add colors to your favorites. There are 4 ways how to find and add favorites:
• Enter a color code of any of the supported color spaces
• Find a color by name in Coloresque’s big color database
• Pick a color from any photo or screenshot
• Coloresque learns your color taste and suggests colors you might like

Simply select a photo or screenshot. A hair cross points at the pixel of which the color will be picked. For higher precision, a magnified aspect of the image is shown on top of the screen.

For each photo, a palette of the most prominent colors is being created, so color picking can be done even faster.

On the Preferences page, you can customize Coloresque to your needs. You can set your preferred color space, which will be used throughout the app, set constraints which colors will be generated in Playground, and much more.

• Supports the following color spaces: Hex, RGB, HSL, HSV, CMYK, CIE XYZ, CIE L*a*b, CIE L*CH° & CIE L*u*v*

The whole user interface adapts to the currently selected color in Playground to provide a preview of the color being used in a real life application. This includes the ability to decide if it should be combined with dark or light colors to retain the visibility and readability of interface elements.

What’s New

Version 2018.12

Some bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

CNJO2017 ,

I got an idea

Hello. I’m a sophomore and I want to be a digital artist and fashion/self care blogger when I grow up. I just came up with an idea: What if you could create folders or sections for your favorite colors to make a color scheme? It would help with creating a color scheme for your character or help you find an outfit with a certain color scheme that works out.

But this is a great app. I use it to find colors that I love, and it’s really helpful when you need to find a good color.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks a lot for your great suggestion! This is definitely something I already had in mind as an addition to the app. However, I don’t know when exactly it is coming, as there are many cool things queued up.

Whenever you come up with more ideas, you can always use the feedback form to get in touch.

BunnyearsM ,

Great app!

After a little trial and error—and practice, I am finding the app very helpful in selecting the right colors, and related colors for my artwork.
Thank you!

CMilnes ,

Terrible app

Such a waste of money. Comes with literally zero directions. For example, how do you import a pic to grab a color from it, as it advertises??? Waste of money.

Developer Response ,

Hello CMilnes,

thank you for your feedback. I'm aware that this feature is currently quite hidden. To import a picture, please open the Add Favorite screen in the app and select Choose Photo. Here you can tap (or tap & hold to show a magnifier tool) on any area of the photo to grab its color.

I'm working on an update where the color picker will get a more prominent place in the app & will be easier to understand and use.


Michael Christely
13 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © 2018 Nico Christely. All rights reserved. Photography provided under the Creative Commons licence.


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