Random Color Generator

Use this random color generator to randomly pick a color from the color palette. Pick a color at random from the whole color wheel.

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Random color
HEX code: #b04eea
RGB: R: 176 G: 78 B: 234;
HSL: H: 277.69 S: 0.79 L: 0.61
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Using the random color generator

To randomly generate a color simply load this page. Press the "Pick a Random Color" button if you want the random color generator to produce another color for you. There is nothing more complicated to it. The output is the color, visualized, and its unique code in HEX, RGB and HSL.

Our color generator uses a strong random number generator to produce the values of red, green, and blue that comprise each color.

What are HEX, RGB, and HSL colors?

These are various systems for presenting colors in a technical and uniquely identifiable way. Three of these are supported in our random color picker:

  • HEX is just a group of six hexadecimal digits and is a representation often used in web design. For example, the HEX code for the color black is #000000 while the HEX code for a color in the purple range is #8f0f8d.
  • RGB stands for "Red, Green, Blue" and mostly applies to digital displays, computer monitors, television screens and so on. A color written in RGB consists of three numbers, each signifying the amount of red, green and blue light that needs to be mixed in to produce the desired end color.
  • HSL stands for "Hue, Saturation, Lightness" which is an alternative way of encoding colors. Roughly speaking, hue refers to the part of the light spectrum (0-360°), saturation to its intensity (0-1, 0-100%), and lightness to its brightness (0-1, 0-100%).

Our random color generator will output the randomly chosen color in all three systems, for your convenience.

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How many colors does the random color picker choose from?

As colour is simply visible light at a certain frequency, there are, for practical purposes, an infinite number of colors since the frequency range can be divided almost infinitely. The human eye is pretty good at what it does and can distinguish between about 10 million colors [1]. In theory, we could draw a random color from that infinity.

However, most modern screens and monitors can reproduce over 16 million colors and so this is also the range of colors our random color generator picks between. 16,777,216 colors, to be precise.

References

[1] Wikipedia "Color vision" Online https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_vision

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Georgiev G.Z., "Random Color Generator", [online] Available at: https://www.gigacalculator.com/randomizers/random-color-generator.php URL [Accessed Date: 22 Feb, 2020].