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 1.1.1

• Fixes an issue that would allow colors with duplicate identifiers in a palette, which would cause a display issue making the palettes detail view not show all of their colors they contain.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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.

Stephen Robles ,

Incredible for Web Design

Love using Pastel to manage color schemed across various websites I'm building. The sync features is great and the ability to drag a color screenshot right into the app is amazing.

freeproblems ,

Great app but RGB only

I paid for it immediately after download wanting to support the developer and impressed by the UI... never would have assumed that there is no CMYK. I hope this gets added soon.

Update: the developer responded to me! Thank you, Steven, for being cool. I hope someday soon I can drag and drop palettes onto Affinity Designer, Vectornator, etc. In the meantime, I will enjoy Pastel and my favorite anachronistic color picker, the crayons. :)

Developer Response ,

Hey there

We haven't had many requests for CMYK up to now, but we'll do some research & make sure it's on the todo list as something to add to the color sliders tab.



Steven Troughton-Smith
1.5 MB

macOS 10.15 or later. Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  1. Pastel (Full Unlock) $4.99


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