• George Hastings, 5 years ago

    Today, after almost a year of work, I'm happy to announce the release of my side project Khroma!

    Khroma is the fastest way to discover, search, and save original color combos personalized for you. Using machine learning, Khroma recognizes colors you like and intelligently pairs them together. Browse infinite combos pinterest-style and build your collection.

    Images on product hunt: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/khroma Blog post: www,georgehastings.com/khroma

    Would love Khroma to be as useful as possible and that means your feedback, thanks!

    7 points
    • Stephen Edmondson, 5 years ago

      Man, well done. I was expecting another random color generator, but the initial selections seem to have a meaningful impact on the result. Especially love the image filters and the fact you can customize the image. :thumbsup:

      1 point
      • George Hastings, 5 years ago

        Thanks! Yes, the bias controls in the top right will control how close the colors you see are to the ones you picked (adjusting it helps for variety).

        0 points
    • Jonas S, 5 years ago

      Lovely tool that actually tries to solve a real problem. Can I mail you my feedback?

      1 point
    • Simon FSimon F, 5 years ago

      I am really enjoying using it!

      Forgive me, but what is this type of photo color bled style called. https://imgur.com/a/ZXfCV

      EDIT: Found it, it's called Duotone

      0 points
  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 5 years ago

    I gave up at "36 colors left". Asking users to pick 50 colors is way too much!

    4 points
    • George Hastings, 5 years ago

      Sorry to hear. I got that feedback when testing. I tried with 30 and even 40 but still found that it ended up missing a lot, especially since the colors selected are chosen at random. I'm definitely looking into other ways of shortening it.

      0 points
      • Leszek PietrzakLeszek Pietrzak, 5 years ago

        I gave up at 0 after seeing this huge list of colors. I could choose one from a pair easily, but choosing a favourite color from a list containing similar shades? Nope.

        1. Maybe think about doing a multi-step "game", where user chooses a color out of two random ones?
        2. Don't order colors randomly on such list, as it is harder to go through it and it made you overlook duplicates (I see "muted midtone red" twice on that list)
        3. The names are bad - a green color is labelled as "rich dark yellow". I see you some idea to name colors by three categories (saturation, lightness and hue, so basically HSL), but I think it doesn't work. Have you thought about using some existing color names, like http://chir.ag/projects/name-that-color does?
        4. I would add some note that after choosing colors it will take few minutes to train/generate stuff, as it requires patience to wait through it ;-)
        5. Swap colors on image doesn't do anything 6.It would be nice to have option to type number in bias
        0 points
  • Kris JonesKris Jones, 5 years ago

    Iā€™m seeing banding on the Blue/green gradient.

    0 points
  • Paul HermannPaul Hermann, 5 years ago

    Stunning tool. Absolutely awesome.

    0 points