Now updated for macOS 11 & Apple Silicon!

Capture and collect color palettes with Pastel!

Pastel is an app for amateur developers & artists (like us!) that lets you build up a library of color palettes to use in your projects.

With drag & drop, drag colors out into other apps like Pages and Keynote, or many third-party apps from your favorite developers, so you can use your Pastel library as your master color collection across apps.

Seamlessly sync your library across devices with iCloud.

Analyze photos to determine their dominant colors — choosing specific colors manually if you wish — and save their color palettes to Pastel.

Includes a variety of color pickers, like wheel, RGB sliders, and crayons, or pick named colors from your color library that you curate yourself. Drag and drop from the sidebar to any palette.

Copy a variety of developer-focused code representations, like RGB, hex, Objective-C, Swift and SwiftUI. Paste hex codes into the sliders color picker.

Copy a pixel bitmap representation of a palette to paste into your favorite pixel editor, or export as an image.

In the free version, try out the built-in library, and add your own palettes up to a limit of 20 items total. Upgrade to the unlimited version using in-app purchase.

What’s New

Version 1.1.6

• Fixes an issue that would reset the name of a color when presenting the color editing panel
• Adds extra logic to work around an OS feature that could accidentally show an App Store rate & review prompt more than once every three months

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
305 Ratings

305 Ratings

Mclaren_7 ,

Great app and nice simple design

I have to say I have been looking for an app like this for a while. Found this app after using TheTask app and what I love about that app I like about this one. Simple design. Gets to the point with a user friendly design. Purchased the unlimited version almost instantly to support and hope for continued updates to the app.

On feature I would say right now is missing is a CMYK slider. Use this for graphic design and school so that feature would be clutch.

Great work devs and looking forward to the updates and Mac app.

Diz-Eh ,


I love that the app is across my devices. As a visual artist, it makes it really easy for me to capture a pallet and transfer it between my different apps on iPad and Mac, and when I need to use it on windows I can export the file. Super simple app that I believe is worth the modest price! Thanks for the tool i never realized I needed!

Mat@04 ,

Great app, but some errors.

This app has great color palettes to create and to choose from, but there is a little problem on choosing the colors on the color wheel. When I go to colors and tapping Cayenne, Eggplant, and Maraschino, is does not show the location of the colors on the color wheel. It shows the colors, but does not go to the right spot. It think is is a bug or a slight error. I hope anyone can fix the issue and keep up the great work.

App Privacy

The developer, Steven Troughton-Smith, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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