Developer: Eigenlogik LLC

Current Version: 1.6.1

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 1.9 MB - Download


Spectrum is an app for easily and intuitively creating beautiful color schemes.

Inspired by the principles of color theory, Spectrum allows you to:

• Create aesthetically pleasing color schemes based on harmony rules
• Explore tints and shades for colors in your palette
• Automatically generate color schemes from images
• Preview your color schemes using a variety of visualizations
• Capture colors from your screen using the built-in color picking tool
• Organize your collection of color schemes into a searchable database
• Import and Export your color schemes as CSS, PNG and ASE files
• Switch between two color wheel modes - perceptual and uniform
• Compose schemes using your preferred color profile


Need help? Have suggestions for improving Spectrum? Get in touch at [email protected]


Release Notes:

Support for macOS Sierra


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by adam saverian

This is the best color pallette creator! Love it. - I run Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E53), Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB, on my Mac Mini. (In order to see what Spectrum can do, go to the Spectrum website and watch their video presentation. I wish I had done that before I purcahsed other apps.) I've downloaded other expensive color pallette creators, and they don't hold a candle to the smooth, intuitive, visual presentation of Spectrum. I've been using Kuler for a few years, and while that tool is very cool it is limited, and only avialable online. I decided to buy a couple of the color pallette creators in the App Store, and unfortunately I didn't purchase Spectrum first. I wish I had, because after using it I have no need for anything else. The visual presentation in Spectrum is stunning, and it's crazy intuative. There are two issues I have with it: the color picker always creates a new color, and there's no way to choose a base color that always stays the same. That doesn't mean you can't do everythng, and more, with Spectrum, but that it works a little bit differently than Adobe's kuler tool. I would like to see those options available. Not withstanding those issues Spectrum is amazing. I'll use it everytime I'm designing something.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.6.0
Review by Michael Prescott

Used to love it, now it crashes. Unusable - Please fix. I used to use this app all the time. Now I cannot. On previous latest release of OS X and on the very latest macOS Sierra this app crashes so much that it is unusable.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.6.1
Review by River Rock Studios

Fantastic! - This app is the best of its kind in the entire app store. Look no further. The latest update took a long time, but the crashing bug is finally gone.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.6.1
Review by cundimundi

Awesome - The bug has been resolved. This is the best color palette manager on macOS. I use this in iOS and Web devleopment to create and manage my color palletes. I've even used this tool to generate bulk color palettes for work projects.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.6.1
Review by John Joyce

Best of Breed - This is definitely one of the best apps in the Mac App Store. Best of Breed. Blue Ribbon. Simple, clean, tasteful, DISCOVERABLE. Not 100% perfect but well into the range between 90% and 99%. Great at getting a finite number of good colors from an image.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.6.1
Review by seanstewart

App is clever, but lacks power user features and better interoperability with HTML - The app is really well-designed and overall super functional. Granted, some of the features are difficult to discover, but all in all the app ended up suiting my needs. For anyone looking to import colours based on HTML hex code, you'll need to display the Color Inspector by pressing Command-T.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people