LuLi
50
#FDECEC
100
#FCD9D9
200
#F9B4B4
300
#F58E8E
400
#F26969
500
#EF4444
600
#E11313
700
#A90F0F
800
#710A0A
900
#380505

Lightness/Luminance Distribution 0-100

100 (White)
0 (Black)
-
Lightness
Hue
+

Hue Shift

-
Lightness
Saturation
+

Saturation Shift

Palette Generator and API for Tailwind CSS

Read the launch blog post for full details on how this works.

Palette Creator

Set the initial Value as a valid hexadecimal colour, this is swatch 500.

For colours that have 100% Saturation, make the Palette more interesting by shifting the Hue up or down.

Palettes starting from a Base colour with little Saturation get more interesting by increasing Saturation at the extremes.

Shift the Minimum/Maximum Lightness/Luminance to spread out the rest of the colours to the extremes of white and black. Switch between Lightness and Luminance to produce a different spread of colours at the extremes.

These principles are inspired by the excellent Refactoring UI book by Adam Wathan & Steve Schoger. The same book recommends against automated tools, just like this one!

This tool exists to fast-track the creation of new palettes.

Palette API

Any set of Palettes can be fetched via an API. You may find this useful for design tools that need to generate a 50-900 Palette from just a single Hex value.

Currently, the API will only return a Palette using the base hex value, with no options to have HSL tweaks.

Credits

Made by Simeon Griggs

Paste this into your tailwind.config.js

{
  "colors": {
    "red": {
      50: "#FDECEC",
      100: "#FCD9D9",
      200: "#F9B4B4",
      300: "#F58E8E",
      400: "#F26969",
      500: "#EF4444",
      600: "#E11313",
      700: "#A90F0F",
      800: "#710A0A",
      900: "#380505"
    }
  }
}