Generating random CSS color palettes2023-03-13
Building upon my previous posts on color Generating random LCH colors and Generating random colors for fun and profit I have been thinking about how I might produce a simple tool to randomly create pleasant color themes for UI.
There are plenty of existing tools for generating color palettes on the web already but of course I like to do things the hard way in hopes that perhaps I might learn something.
Below is a start of such a tool which utilizes the LCH color space to generate a random color palette. After playing with it a bit, however I realized that it is usually best to begin with a consistent starting point.
ChatGPT introduced me to chroma.js which came in handy also.
Next I am thinking of adding:
- A UI preview using the color palette. Ideally with the ability to edit the markup
- A way to save palettes in a url md5 hash to easily share or store palettes