Love Color? Use This API

John Musser
May. 07 2008, 12:48AM EDT

COLOURlovers, the terrific site for the color and design community now has its own API. For those not familiar with COLOURlovers, it's "a resource that monitors and influences color trends. COLOURlovers gives the people who use color - whether for ad campaigns, product design, or even in architectural specification - a place to check out a world of color, compare color apalettes, submit news and comments, and read color related articles and interviews."

The new API (more details at our profile), gives you access to their growing database of user-generated named colors and palettes:

With the release of the COLOURlovers API, you can now access almost 1 million named colors and more than 325,000 color palettes for your creative projects and applications. Creating a theme editor and want to give your users some color theme options? Creating a visual project that ties keywords to colors? Who knows what amazingly creative stuff people will come up with.

Two of today's new mashups, including the Mashup of the Day winner, were built using it: Dekaf Lovers and Renkler.

And for more on the "proper" spelling of the first word in their name see the enlightening post Color Vs. Colour, the Great Spelling Battle.

John Musser

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