Are there any tools for creating a color scheme based on two specific colors (or resources that explain the technique/intuition behind it), since the only ones I have found are based around creating a color scheme from one base color.

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You can use coolors.co which is an awesome site, where you can generate awesome color palettes.

there is this cool feature where in you can start with two colors then lock both of them and generate color scheme until you feel that color scheme works for you.

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and there are many other sites but this one just works for me. hope this helps :)

  • Thanks for your input! Do you know what's the idea behind the selection of other colors? Does it adjust those colors to fit certain schemes e.g. complementary?
    – eliott
    Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 20:32
  • Not only complementary, hue, brightness, saturation also does come into the picture. if you want to know more in detail, Fabrizio Bianchi creator of coolors himself is the man. :)
    – prazor9
    Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 21:06
  • No worries eventually you will have :). glad I could help.
    – prazor9
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 7:38

You might get away with it by using gradients and pick any color in the middle of it.

Example Here

NOTE: This only works for colors close to each other in the color specturm or it will look weird (mileage may vary)

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