Color Me


Demo of the color application.


I wanted to make a web application that would display whatever color you entered. I initially had this idea by learning about HTML’s 140 color codes. As such, the first version wasn’t very robust until a designer reached out to me on Twitter, urging me to use his collection of over 14,000 colors and names. Thanks, David!

If you input a match, the text is bolded and the background changes to that color. Additionally, you are given the HEX value for that color (hard mode: you can search by HEX value, too). The type will turn white or black depending on the background color to maintain readability.

Lots and lots of colors.

I also used this project to brush up on my ES6 JavaScript syntax and refine my Gulp workflow and automation. If you’re inclined to check out my code, here’s the repo.