Ever wondered which color transition function to use to get from one color to another? Ever wanted to create a site without hard-coding all similar colors?
Cuttle solves this problem, by suggesting color transition functions. If you want your designs to be customizable via sensible color variables, you should check it out:
How it works
Right now, the tool uses each known function to generate all possible colors from the source color. The resulting colors are then compared via Delta-E to the destination color, and the closest colors are presented to the user.
What's in a name?
Cuttle is shorthand for cuttlefish, a cephalopod which is great at changing colors by stretching pigmentation cells (chromatophores).
The idea for this tool originated from a problem we solved in Kendo UI. Each theme had ~250 LESS variables. It was abysmal to apply new colors to old themes. To solve this, we extracted a set of 10 variables from each theme and based all others on them. It was daunting to determine how to transition between each arbitrary color, so I wrote a Ruby version of this tool, just for the task. It appears that the problem is not unique to our case.
If this helped you, let me know by posting a comment!