Mixing color for watercolor, oil and acrylic painting can be challenging. It requires understanding color theory, experience and sometimes trial-and-error. True Color allows you to virtually mix millions of colors. It also can generate color recipes from pictures in your photo album or taken with your camera. True Color tells you the proportion of each primary color component required to mix the perfect color you are looking for. From now on, no more guesswork for your art work.

True Color is the ultimate color mixing assistant for painters, artists and designers. It’s the perfect companion for studying color theory.

True Color features:

* Simple and intuitive dial system to fine tune the color recipe. Virtually mixing color using the primary colors without wasting expensive paint colors.
* Generating color recipes from pictures in photo albums or taken with the camera. A simple tap is all it takes to find the perfect color for your next masterpiece.
* Ability to save your favorite color recipe and recreate the exact same color again and again.
* Ability to share the color recipes via Facebook, Twitter and more!

What the press says about True Color:
"If you work with paint and can never quite get the right colour, True Color's a must." -Creative Bloq
"App Cap Awards" - iPad Today: Episode 173
"True Color is one of those apps that definitely has a practical application but is also just fun." - Cult of Mac
"It’s great for artists who want to play with colors without wasting precious paint." - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

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What’s New

Version 1.4.1

Minor bug fix.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

kacilee ,

Not True To Colors

I was really excited to use this app. But I quickly noticed that the colors aren’t true. What I mean is I took a screen shot of one color when I brought it into the app the color wasn’t the same. It was close but not close enough. What I compared it to was an actual color swatch. Not a photograph. So the color was uniform. Bummer

theRicardos ,

Wonderful Tool

I love this app! I recently started painting again after 30 years. This app has removed all the anxiety of starting up again with painting. I share this app with my fellow painting classmates. When our teacher asks us about the composition of a certain color in a painting, we use this app and immediately have a correct answer for her. The app easily shows how the color is mixed, so you also learn in the process. It’s one of the most-used apps on my iPhone and iPad.

Gram8591 ,

Polymer clay

Great app to use to mix correct parts of clay colors to get a different color. Most apps are for computer graphics. Only wish black were included to mix with white to get shades of gray. I'm not using photos yet to grab color from. Just trying out different combos for the clay just as someone would mix paint.

App Privacy

The developer, Snickerdoodle Software, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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