This might sound like a soft question. Generally, I am very poor in colors' names and coloring things. Since there are plenty of choices of the form color1!percentage!color2, I was wondering if there exists a tool or website that shows xcolor palette where the user chooses a color and it gives him/her the corresponding color1!percentage!color2 form. Does such tool exist?

  • Tools usually show you the RGB values. You can use them as well.
    – Johannes_B
    Jul 8, 2016 at 9:19
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    @Users, it's only 10 mins, please stop close vote.
    – touhami
    Jul 8, 2016 at 9:29
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    Maybe this website would help: colorhexa.com It provides extensive help at formulating and discerning colors, in terms of their makeup constituents. Just click on the red-circle dot in the search bar to get started. The site is actually quite amazing in its helpfulness. Jul 8, 2016 at 11:42

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The documentation of xcolor has a palette of different systems of names, pp. 38-40: dvipsnames (68 colours), svgnames (more or less HTML palette, 151 colours), x11names (317 colours).

There's also an extensive document, chroma, available in MiKTeX, but not TeX Live. Under TeX Live, you'll have to install it in your texmflocal from CTAN. Colours are classified by names, and by parameters, according to the models rgb, cmy and hsb

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