PhiMatrix includes a color palette generator which can be used to generate rich, appealing color schemes. The entire PhiMatrix color palette is based on golden ratio (Phi) relationships of the hues of two colors, shown as Color 1 and Color 2
Selecting the Palette Generator colors
You can select Color 1 and Color 2 in two ways:
1) MOVE THE SLIDERS – Move the sliders for Hue 1 and Hue 2 and then adjust the sliders for Saturation and Value (Luminosity) levels to set Color 1 and Color 2 in the color palette. Note that as you move the Hue 1 and Hue 2 sliders that four other hues are calculated based on various golden ratio proportions (0.382, 0.618, 1.618 and 2.618) that are applied to the distance in the spectrum between Hue 1 and Hue 2.
2) ENTER RGB VALUES AND CLICK UPDATE – Enter the RGB values for Color 1 and Color 2. Click on the Update button to automatically adjust all the sliders below to the colors represented by the RGB values of Color 1 and Color 2. If you create Color 2 this way Color 2 in the Color Palette is adjusted to match the Saturation and Hue of Color 1 for consistency and aesthetics of appearance. Up to three colors may appear in the color swatch to the right of Color 2. The left color is based on the RGB values entered for Color 2. The middle color is the pure Hue of Color 2. The right color is Color 2 adjusted to match the Saturation and Value of Color 1.
Other Color Palette Generator
CHANGE GRID COLOR / DISPLAY RGB VALUES – Click on any color on the palette to display its RGB color values and change the PhiMatrix grid to that color. Colors displayed horizontally in the color palette are determined by applying golden ratio relationships to the Hue and Saturation.
COPY PALETTE TO CLIPBOARD – Copy the color palette to the clipboard for pasting into other programs by clicking on the Copy Palette button. In most photo editing programs you can then sample the colors in the palette for application into your image. See above example.
SAVE PALETTE TO DISK – Save the color palette to an image file (jpg, png, gif, bmp or pict) by clicking on the Save Palette button. You can then open the image in other programs. See above example.
Thanks go to Michael Semprevivo for his original program PhiBar which introduced the basic concept used in the PhiMatrix Color Palette Generator.