Whether it is for a colour scheme of a school’s webpage or ensuring that your font matches your clubs logo, colours matter in the digital world.
The pre-chosen colours in many of the dropdown menus are good, but they do not match your wanted colours perfectly.
Regular pre-chosen colours in a GSuite tool.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a tool that could easily match any colour on your screen AND give you the Hex Code or RBG code?
Wait no longer – the Eye Dropper Extension is here!
Using Google Chrome, follow the link above to add this extension to Chrome. Once added, click on the eye dropper icon. This will open up the eye dropper menu:
From here you can either select “Eye Dropper” or “Color Picker”. Colour Picker is similar to your regular colour wheel to select the colour of your choice.
The real magic, in my opinion, is in the “Eye Dropper” menu. When selected, you now have a button that says “Pick colour from web page.” If you click on that button you will notice that your cursor is now has a little box that shows the colour it is hovering over.
Find the colour you want to use and click on it. Now the boxes in the Eye Dropper menu will change to that colour. From here, you can pull the code you need for the tool you are using.
If we wanted to add the purple colour I have selected in the screen shot to a Google Drawing shape, we need to click on “custom” in the colour selection menu.
Once custom is selected, you can then change the letters/numbers after the “#” to the ones that match from the Eye Dropper menu.
Selecting “OK” will change the selected items to that colour! Say hello to beautifully coloured digital work!