ColorWell Highlights

Color palettes everywhere!

System wide color palettes

ColorWell synchronize's palettes with the macOS System color picker. So, all your carefully created color schemes are available for use in Pages, Affinity Photo, Final Cut Pro or any other first class macOS app! All the system palettes are also available to view and create custom palettes from.

Professional file support

ColorWell supports import and export to JSON, Adobe .ase, and Apple .clr file formats. This makes it easier than ever to share your color schemes. And with ColorWell's universal palette database, any imported scheme's will naturally be imported directly into the macOS color picker, ready for sytem wide use

Full History support

Every color change you make is saved to History. So even if you can't remember what color you were inspecting 3 days ago - ColorWell can! History support is not limited to single colors, the entire color state is saved on each change. So the current active color along with any saved swatches are right there when you need them.

Advanced palette generation

Use stored palettes as a starting point, fine-tune individual colors. Grab complementary, analagous, triadic, tetradic, or monochromatic colors from the palette generator. Rip colors from images, and finetune the color selection. You can create palette's with unlimited number's of swatches.

ColorWell Screenshots

Beautiful intuitive interface.

Palette synchronization - All your palettes everywhere you need them.

Palette synchronization

Your custom palettes everywhere.

Highly configurable - Only what you need, nothing you don't.

Highly configurable

Only what you need, nothing you don't.

Comprehensive History - Every color change archived.

Comprehensive History

Every color change archived.

ColorWell Features

Unlimited possibilities


  • Palette synchronization with macOS system palettes
  • Import/Export JSON, Adobe .ase and Apple .clr palette files
  • Unlimited History/Snapshots
  • Fully customizable interface
  • Swift/Objective-C color code generation
  • Support for changing color by Name, Hex, RGB, HSL, HSB, Lab and CMYK
  • Color palette generation from image(s)
  • Color Scheme generator
  • Can be configured as a menubar app

Some other super cool stuff

  • macOS DarkMode support
  • Can be configured to float in front of all other apps
  • Beautiful and intuitive user interface
  • Easily change the default colorspace in preferences
  • Global hotkey to instantly show or hide
  • 27,000+ color names
  • Rearrange/delete swatches via drag and drop
  • Localized in English, German, Dutch, French and Korean.

What does ColorWell support?

  • macOS 11 or better (Sonoma recommended)
  • Apple Silicon, Intel
  • JSON, Adobe .ase and Apple .clr palette files
  • Localized for English, German, Dutch, French and Korean

What does ColorWell's JSON file format look like?

The file should have the extension "json", and the structure should be a JSON dictionary, with only 2 entries:

  • paletteName - the name of your palette
  • colors - an array of hex color codes

Here's a basic example:

    "paletteName" : "My amazing palette",
    "colors" : [


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