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Colors: Live! app review



Designers, decorators, and artists: rejoice! Colors: Live! is about to transform your creative experience as it helps you sample over 1300 colors from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad.

This app utilizes the camera on your iOS device in order to capture the color you're looking to identify. Then, using its database of built-in color names, this app will help you find the name and its various codes and values.

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Colors: Live!


A Vast & Vibrant Database

Colors: Live! will take up just 2.4 MB on your iOS device and is a really great addition to the Photo & Video section of the App Store, where it can be purchased for just 99 cents.

Have you found a color you want to use in your projects? Or perhaps you want to match up the color of the current decor with another aspect of the project. This app will help you identify the colors in real-time from more than 1300 colors in the database, and if they are unable to detect the exact color, you will be provided with the closest possible match.

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Easy color identification
Easy color identification

Color Values & Other Features

So you've got your color sample and a name. What's next? You will also find the Hex, RGB, CMYK, and HSV Values to get the perfect shade every time.

Once you've found a suitable color for your project, you can export it to Adobe software in an easy-to-import ACO format. You will also be able to see the colors you've viewed recently by simply swiping across the screen.

This lightweight app is a pleasure to use as it's highly responsive, ultra-fast, and has a highly intuitive interface which is very easy to use.

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Color details
Color details

Colors: Live!


Pros & Cons


  • Sample colors in real time using just your iOS camera
  • Identify the color along with its Hex value, RGB, CMYK, and HSV value
  • Colors can be imported into any Adobe software in an ACO file
  • Recently-sampled colors are viewable in just a quick swipe
  • Intuitive, minimalist interface
  • Color database is updated with each app update


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Suggestions for projects
Suggestions for projects

Final Words

Colors: Live! is a really simple and highly powerful tool that definitely comes recommended from me if you are looking for a quick and easy way to work with various colors. Grab this on your iPhone or iPad and dive into the vibrant world of colors!


Colors: Live!

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.