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Expand your color palette with new tools for Material Design

Posted By: Rachel Been, Creative Lead, Material Design

The Material Design Guidelines are a living documentation of visual, interactive, and motion design guidance across platforms and devices.

Beyond guidance, Material Design is a also system that supports and strengthens communication and productivity with new tools and inspiration. With today's update, Material is introducing a new way to learn about color. The new color tool helps you create, share, and apply color palettes to a sample UI and through components in codepen. The tool also supports accessibility by evaluating the legibility of text for any color combination. Specific features include:





Create color schemes

Create color schemes that include darker and lighter variations of your primary and secondary colors.











Test accessibility

Check if text is accessible on different-colored backgrounds, as measured using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines legibility standards.










Preview your UI in color

Preview the look of your color scheme across a range of Material Design Components, with editable HTML, CSS, or JavaScript in Codepen.




With these new tools to dabble with color schemes, you'll be able to give you users a richer experience, so we can't wait to see what you come up with. To get the latest news and engage with us directly, please follow us on our new Twitter account (@materialdesign) and visit https://material.io/.