Graphics & Design
4.8 (8.4K)
21 MB
Age rating
Current version
Coolors srl
Last update
2 years ago
Version OS
10.0 or later
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User Reviews for Coolors

4.83 out of 5
8.4K Ratings
3 years ago, chrismeansbusiness
The absolute best
I’ve been using Coolors for years and this newer app version makes it even easier to find the perfect palette. The generator is intuitive and always picks thoughtful sets. The ability to lock, swap, and adjust colors makes customization a breeze. I love the addition of a projects filter. I love exploring what other users have created. This developer is really out here working to make the best possible palette experience a designer at every level could ask for.
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8 months ago, vxjhgiiy
Some good, some bad
This is a decent app for creating a color palette which supports exporting to procreate, which is convenient. That being said, all the knobs for adjusting the palette, which should be a fixed element for easy access, is hidden inside a menu under a tiny button. I have to click it once, and then again to access it, then close down. I found myself constantly opening and closing menus for simple adjustments. So much screen real estate is wasted on huge bars of colors, which look nice, but not very useful. Also another thing to mention, there was no indication on where to find a button to increase the number of colors. After struggling for 20 minutes I found it by going into the library, opening the palette, then accessing a different tab within the menu. I was on the verge of canceling the purchase via Apple support because I thought it was a misadvertisement. Something that should be a split second operation that would normally be out on the front in any other app is hidden behind by 5 second hassle. If you try to use it any seriously you will find yourself constantly opening and closing menus. It is inconvenience for the sake of making things look smooth. So overall, it functions okay, but UI design isn't very practical.
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3 years ago, wr18r02
AVOID THIS APP. Broken, flawed, and no local storage
Sign-in doesn’t work; have tried to log into the service multiple times. No errors, even—it just never signs me in. And that’s a problem, because crucial things like saving a palette—something that most other apps allow you to do locally—require being logged in. If you have no internet access, you can’t save any palettes, or browse any of your saved palettes. The app is useless without a data connection. That should never be the case for an app that allows you to create content. Imagine if losing internet access meant you couldn’t save any of the photos you took. Even if they somehow get sign-in to work, that’s a major design flaw in the app itself. There is NO reason to be charging $2.99 for what’s basically just a front end to their website. One major reason to even offering an app would be working locally when you can’t access the website. I really feel cheated here. It’s a shame—the actual site is very useful, which is why I trusted Coolors enough to purchase the app. Wish I hadn’t.
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1 year ago, cakeller
New subscription for existing features!
Nope. This is not the way. I paid for the app with a set of features and now they’ve been pay-walled. It was a decent app, but when you add a pay for ADD features for that fee. But to steal the features we had access to and were already developed - nope, that is absolutely scummy. I also paid for the connector to adobe photoshop as well. And oooh I get a WhOlE yEaR of — standard functionality free for having ‘supported’ the developer early! If I used the app more than a few times a year, It might be worth the sub? But as it is,I paid what it was worth for the original functionality. Now with the subscription - I’ll just have to find something else. To be clear, I might have considered the sub for a month or a year to support a cool developer IF AND ONLY IF - it was to access cool NEW functionality. But not to access what I already paid for. That was just a big bait and switch. Filmic pro did this much better. It was still felt like getting the rug pulled out from under us, but at least the provided a “legacy” app that would not get feature updates. Still semi-scummy, but not like this. Was cool - now just another sleazy money grab. Do better - or don’t.
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2 years ago, koko art
Wish it was a one time purchase
I got this app a while ago, since I enjoyed the website but wanted it to be easy to access. It was only a few dollars so I didn’t mind and it already worked well on the website. I now just used it for the first time this month, working on a larger project that I need more colors for and find they added a subscription to a pay-to-use app. This is a bit infuriating for me as you already pay for the app, don’t make the user’s pay for “more colors.” While I will still use the app, it’s very aggravating to pay for something, only to discover, you have to pay more to actually use it.
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4 years ago, Katniss25895
Super annoying sign in process
You need to click on a link in an email to make your account. The page where you enter your email and send the email to yourself is not the same. They do not helpfully confirm what email address the email is sent to. And even more annoyingly, if the email didn’t arrive in your inbox, you don’t know if you should then go through the sign in or login process. Super frustrating. It would be possible for the app to save ONE color palette for you to have a good first time experience but nope...any palette saving functionality is only possible after you create an account.
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4 years ago, violentcosmos
I’m an illustrator who has always been in love with designing color and making color palettes. Coolers makes creating delicious palettes quick and easy! I am obsessed with the generate button to help me get started on palettes I wouldn’t have ordinarily have come up with on my own. There is a huge array of tools to help collect the perfect tones, shades, and vibrancy. The new update is BRILLIANT. Minimalist design, total palette adjustments and color blind corrections??? I don’t know what I did before Coolers, thank you for this app.
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2 years ago, Chaxmi1
Love how easy it is
I saw this recommended and I tried it on the website, to see if I’d like it. I ended up finding a lot of lovely colors so I decided to pay for the app. I like that it recommends color complementary options and I think it’s easier to use on the app. Mostly because I was a bit confused on how to use it/didn’t read the instructions thoroughly. I am looking forward to using this for future projects!
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2 years ago, TheivingBubbleBees
I would of given it five stars before the update
I used to love this app, and used it like every day. They added a “premium” feature, which just means they took away a lot of the reasons I used this. If you can afford to pay it I recommend, but it’s kind of scummy they took away features instead of adding new ones. I’ll be uninstalling it, because I can’t afford it. I understand that the developers need to make money, so three stars seems fair. Taking away even how many colors you can add is too far imo, but I hope it works out for y’all.
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2 years ago, Arelwynn
Pay to have access to what I ALREADY had access to previously
I had already paid for this application! I have actually used it on my desktop computer without having to pay a dime. But I liked it so much I didn’t mind paying for it to use it on my phone. what I DO mind is having to pay for something after I’ve already paid to have this. I was already using it and now it has been takin away from me because they want me to pay more money. I want the access to the information on the prismacolors back. It is the whole reason I had purchased this application. I had access to it before. You can not take away a product you sold to someone after you offer it and it’s paid for. You don’t go into a restaurant and order a meal, pay for it. Only to have the chef come out and take your steak while you are in the middle of eating it telling you that you have to pay more to have it back. I know for a fact that it is illegal. I am angry, I used this a lot. I will not just let this go.
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1 year ago, nicholas042893
I paid for the app and now I have to subscribe for the same features!?
I understand paying to upgrade or paying for a subscription to access more features, but I do not respect paying for an app, and then being required to start a subscription a while later to use the same features I paid one time for. It doesn’t matter if you change your method of sale; existing owners should not lose access to the features they received when they purchased the app. I’ve never had any other app developer do this to me, so it’s not hard to lose trust with just this one scenario. Once is too much. I switched to using Pastel for my palettes.
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2 years ago, diegoelaras
Fishy Developer
The app is great for what it does: finding, saving & organizing colors. I bought it back in 2020 because that is what I needed. Now it turns out I need to pay again for the same features I had already paid earlier (and even worse it’s a subscription, not a one-time purchase). I understand the need to make money but there is a right way to do things like this: you add more features, you offer discounts, or just give a free lifetime-subscription to your first customers who ALREADY PAID for your product. But removing features and then asking the same customers to pay to get them back is fishy and completely dishonest. Shameful.
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4 years ago, Aviannalle
Doesn't work
I would have given it 5 stars if it worked! I think this must be a problem with my device, others seem to have no troubles with this app, but at the same time, I don't think it's my device at all because all my other apps work amazing. I have an iPhone 6S for reference. The problem is, the Explore tab has a loading sign but NEVER loads. Even if I wait over 5 minutes. I cannot access anything more on this app then the color pallet maker. I can't save my pallets either, because I cannot sign in to Coolors! When I try, it just tells me "An error has occurred. Please try again." but I've tried over 10 times. It's been weeks and this problem still persists.
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2 years ago, BroBeastGamer101
I love...
So simple, yet so beautiful. I love the way the app is designed, it looks amazing. The UI is so freaking lovely to look at. I love the explore page, I love being able to save palettes. I didn't even know I could change the palettes to give me a monochromatic, complementary, analogous, etc. color scheme, which is super awesome. I've already used the colors provided for me to use for pen colors on GoodNotes 5 and for BeatSaber on the Oculus. Thank you for this.
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2 years ago, dlhwwok
Thank you so much. The developer resolved my issue concerning the application.
I had a problem with the app but they resolved it and I forgot to take down my comment. Problem (I paid money for the app it self. I don’t understand why I am back down to limited features. Me and other people are having this same issue. It should be fixed for us because we paid for the other version earlier. I know you have the information that we paid for it.) MY PROBLEM WAS RESOLVED I do want to say thank you so much for your amazing communication about the app. I will be editing my comment because my question was answered. Thanks so much.
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3 years ago, High standards
Doesn't work because can't create account
This app seems to be either a scam or abandoned. After paying for this app, I still needed to create an account in order to use it. But it is impossible to create an account in either the app or the developer's own website. The app gives a generic, completely unhelpful error, and the website sits there spinning and hangs without ever creating the account. Save your money and don't waste it on this app as I did. For an app with this fundamental of a problem to have not been updated in a year, I have no hope.
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1 year ago, Juliet Elizebeth Brown
Great app, but I wish it had a few more features.
I love this app! It’s so helpful to make art, animations, and even character designs! However, I feel like there are less features on here than on the site. Unless I don’t know how to navigate on the app, it seems like the only features are to make new palettes, save them, and search up a few, while the website has much more.
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2 years ago, ∙ ✧ Random Person ✧ ∙
Good App for Art
This app is great for finding good color combinations for art. I often have artist block or trouble finding colors for designs. This app helps tremendously in that, and each color combo is unique and usually nice to the eyes. The ability to easily copy these colors and use them in other apps such as Procreate is very useful. 5/5 stars! ⭐️
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3 years ago, Henry 93
Absolutely worth the money
First of all, Coolors is a huge time saver for people like me who are creating style sheets for websites. The mobile app, dare I say, is better than the web app! I enjoy the ability to start with a color of my choice, lock it, and keep hitting generate until I get the result I desire. Great app and well worth the money.
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4 years ago, canteendave
Love it- Just needs 1 thing!
I love how easy it is to use the Coolors app! I just need one change- to be able to shuffle my completed palettes around so I can see them in any order. It seems to default to oldest on bottom? Also if I could easily rearrange the color order on a saved palette without having to save a duplicate that would be great! Thanks!
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3 years ago, Martin Holt
The Best
Good UI. Nice range of features. Convenient, easy, flexible, precise, and fast. But this blows Adobe (and any other color tool I can find) out of the water, with one specific feature: the cross-referencing between different pigment systems! Pantone, Copic, generic CMYK—speaking as a professional designer, this is truly a pro-level feature.
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4 years ago, JalynH101
So confused
I love this app in theory but a major issue I had with the website was not being able to locate an existing “favorites” tab or section where i could view all the colors I had been saving to my favorites. It seems ridiculous that there would be the option to add colors to your favorites but then not have a place to view them. I didn’t expect this issue to continue into the paid version, but it did and it’s very annoying and will probably prevent me from using it.
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2 years ago, PileOfZeke
Locked previous features behind a subscription
I had already bought this app over a year ago, but now the features I already paid for are now locked behind a monthly subscription. Extremely scummy. If there were NEW features included in the subscription, that’d be one thing, but removing already existing features just to force people to pay for the same thing twice is disgusting and greedy. Making a color palette isn’t even worth $4 A MONTH in the first place.
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4 years ago, Firestarroxie
Love it, but...
I really love this app, it works amazingly, super fast, awesome colors. but on the website you can push the space bar on your keyboard an it would change the palette, but on the app you cant, and i really liked that, it might of been one of the main reasons I bought the app. Kinda sad, but its still an extraordinary app, who knows, maybe that’ll change in an update...
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2 years ago, Mr. Logs
Really fun!
I love everything about this app. And it’s super fun to create palates on it! The only thing is I wish you could be able to do is, adjust one color on the palate instead of only being able to adjust the whole thing at once.
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4 years ago, Amelia(B) :)
I LOVE IT but..
I started by using the website and was so in love that I payed for the app. I do not regret it but I do think that the website had more options available like the color information and all of the extras with the color (color blindness, text appearance, contrast, etc) and I cannot use those on the app. Other than this, I use the app to paint all the time and really enjoy it !
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3 years ago, Holli-D
None of the features under “other tools” work. Photos simply will not load. There’s not even an option to cancel when you see that it isn’t going to load a photo after several minutes. It locks up the app entirely. You have to exit and close the app and restart just to try again. Reached out for troubleshooting and to report this issue. No response yet. So far, not impressed.
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4 years ago, scoobyshoes
Color me impressed....
I’m creating my first Word Press site and this app does more than I imagined I needed. It’s intuitive, copies color codes, saves palettes, lets you create lists and sends you your lists in any format you choose (PDF, etc.) for easy reference and more... And it is addicting... if you need color palettes, this one is the best!
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3 years ago, Kifel
Amazing Resource
If you do any kind of design, this tool is amazing for creating and/or discovering color palettes. I love how you can “generate” and if you like some of the colors, you can “LOCK” those specific colors in and keep generating colors to match the ones you locked in.
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2 years ago, jumal637
Bad Business Practice
Users who paid for the app shouldn’t have to pay for a subscription. Most apps, like adobe and notability, who went from a purchase model to a subscription model, allowed you to KEEP the features you paid for. If you wanted further updates and new features, it was then users could decide to subscribe. Frankly, restricting features in order to strong arm users to buy the app is unacceptable. Definitely not recommending this app.
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2 years ago, mohsen19i
Tools for life Creation
I had been for a long time waisting time, ideas because of trying to choose colors, with coolors give me the such thing i need with multiple choices and perfect colors combination, you did a great work thank you
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4 years ago, Bluescentric
Just the BEST color palette app
Professional designer, this app is a godsend. Its intuitive, easy to use, fast, and develops beautiful palettes. I use it all the time when working in Photoshop or Illustrator, more than any other apps. Super glad I found it. Really cool that they also have a complimentary website.
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2 years ago, Ph4nt0mFl4m3
Very Useful!
This application is very useful for choosing colors! The application is very easy to navigate with a little getting used to it, but I do not believe that it contains a method of finding certain functions of the applications. I may have just forgotten, but overall this is a wonderful application!
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2 years ago, Teresa2981
Paying for something you find for free
Most of us have already paid for the app, but they removed features and now we have to pay for them monthly. I had to give 1 star. NOT COOL. If you want a palette generator, you can easily find it for free at the colorkit website and others, because there’s no point in paying for this app if you intend for it to be a one time payment just to find the right colors for your projects.
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2 years ago, elsxvar
This app is absolutely the best!! Yes, there are premium features, but it doesnt limit you from using the app! Which is honestly a save for me. The controls are easy to use too, simple to copy and paste colors. Pretty much no bad features!
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2 years ago, sparrow9906
Good app; minor complaints
I really wish the app would display the names of the favorite colors I’ve saved. I use this app to create palettes for specific colors of dye that I use. Even if I save a color under a name the app displays some other standardized name. I contacted the developer but didn’t get a response
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4 years ago, Acidragon 64
Worth Every Penny!
I am an illustrator that uses an iPad mini 3. I have to say that this app is worth every penny! It works SO well with my device and works with all my illustrating apps. As someone who draws A LOT, I always use this app. It’s great for professionals and beginners too. I REALLY recommend this app.
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2 years ago, fallen angel😇
Why are you hiding in app purchases?????
I didn’t know about the “pro version” until I tried to to make a second project. Having a pro version is fine but can a make a couple projects first?? Every other app lets you make at least 3-5 things before you have to get pro. And you don’t mention it on the App Store AT ALL!! Please fix it
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4 years ago, BasketCasey666
Amazing App
This app is absolutely wonderful especially after being updated. I love all the options it has and how it can “translate” colorblindness as well! It also works with procreate pretty seamlessly. 11/10 would recommend
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2 years ago, LTan97
Incredible art hack
Ive used this website now for years to choose color palettes for my art and now that its in an app which is just so amazing. I love this app and I think its a necessity for all artists
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2 years ago, Koncertina
Invaluable !!!
I love the resources this site provides and happily pay the premium. It’s fun and simple enough for beginners and an invaluable tool for designers who have to work with specific color codes.
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1 year ago, +$$$$$&
This app is phenomenal
The colors and the palette choices are amazing and so beautiful. The simplicity of this wonderful app is impressive and it’s so easy to make beautiful color palettes it’s a 6/5 and on top of everything, it’s free. I love this app
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3 years ago, FireForged10
Fantastic App, some issues
I love this app. I have been absolutely obsessed with color because of it and it greatly helps my graphic design process. However, every time I open the app I get signed out. Please fix this issue.
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2 years ago, Chesnut12344
Not suppose to work on Mac
People are idiots. This app is not verified for Macbook so it's not going to work on Macbook. Doesn't deserve low ratings. Use the iOS app or the website. It works perfectly there.
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4 years ago, Twentyonebunbuns
it’s really good for digital work
I really like this app i wish it was free though... i don’t understand the need to pay for this? but it’s really good for digital artwork which is how i use it :) i would recommend to purchase
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4 years ago, Lizzie J. Blake
Amazing app
this app is very useful when you want to create something but you don’t have the exact colors you want. it is easy to use and has various color pallets to choose from!
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1 year ago, balls, big ones
Mmm colorsss
Coolors is just a genuinely good app for picking good colors for a painting or whatever. If I ever don’t know what to draw I can open this up and get ideas based on these beautiful colors lol 10/10 :p
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1 year ago, Karetski
Is it really an app for designers?
It’s weird that an app for designers is so bad in terms of UX. Gestures velocity is ignored, UI elements under dynamic island. My guess is they’re just using web tech stack without thinking too much about it. Such a shame. I would buy the subscription, but I don’t want to support the creators who do not care about user experience.
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3 years ago, Biggest John in the Town
Needs instructions
Seems like a great app but it is not user friendly. I’m not sure what all the options in the settings do and there’s no instructions in the app. A quick little instruction bubble on the screen for various buttons / settings would be a great improvement.
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1 year ago, Sonjah Nevada
went downhill
i purchased this app a couple years back. i thought it was great! i recently remembered of its existence and decided to use it again, just to learn that it has since been made free (which is okay, id had it a while anyway) but now features i once paid to use are now gone and locked behind a pay wall. i think its ridiculous that features i had before are no longer available to me just because time has passed and now the app is free. ill consider altering my review if, in the future, old features are available for free.
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