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Color Schemes for Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 17, 2013

Color Schemes for Mac allows users to create color patterns for use in a number of applications. The free application was easy to download and doesn't require installation.

Color Schemes for Mac opens to a well-organized interface separated into few sections. Three large windows on the left are blank initially, but house the chosen color schemes. A right side menu has options where users can place previously designed matches, along with a sample one. Clicking the button next to each brings them up in the three windows quickly. In the lower left, sliders for red, green, and blue that correspond to each of the windows allow the user to change the colors. The specific number can be entered, which also populates an additional small window with a hex code. This can be used for designing Internet pages and inserting specific colors using codes. Clicking a button saves the scheme for later retrieval. The user can choose between two modes: Manual and Automatic. In the Automatic mode the user is able to mix the color only for the top window, which then displays colors for the two bottom windows automatically. In the Manual mode colors for all three windows can be set separately, giving the user more freedom.

From Web design to home decorating, coming up with color matches quickly may be important and useful. Color Schemes for Mac performs well and could prove to be useful to users who need a light and quick application to create colors and match them with others.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.4.0

Compatible with Yosemite's default security.


Release October 29, 2014
Date Added October 29, 2014
Version 5.4.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Color Schemes lets you put together up to 28 color schemes, each with up to three colors. There are two modes. In "Manual" mode you select all three colors; in "Automatic" mode, you select one color and two colors are generated for you using 120 degree color wheel separation. Red, Green, and Blue components of each color are selected using sliders, typing in decimal or hex values or using the Color Picker. You can drag and drop (Control key held down) color from any window to any other window. Color data is saved between sessions.
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