Material design has been the highlight of Android Lollipop and rightly so. It’s Android that matures in terms of design. The design itself is pretty good, enough to encourage developers to embrace it more and more. Maybe one day we’ll expect apps to move to a new design, as we do today with iOS apps. For anyone looking for inspiration to do good material design, there are countless Google inventory apps as an example. There are a few examples of implementation, but if you are a designer struggling with the right colors in material design, let Color palettes for material design Company. It’s a very simple free Android app that lists nineteen different shades of color that are perfect for material design. Colors range from bright red and pink to muted browns and grays.
Launch the application and select a color from the navigation panel. The box closes to reveal fourteen shades of the color you selected.
Scroll through the different colors or return to the navigation panel and select another. Each color is displayed on its own ‘map’ and its HEX code. To copy the HEX code to the clipboard, press the copy button in the lower right corner of the card.
Material Design color palettes are for suggestions only or perhaps for inspiration. It’s nothing like Adobe Kuler, but it gives you a place to start. In terms of functionality, it is missing in many areas, such as the lack of support for RGB codes and not the way to register a color from a group or create a theme. In terms of design, the application is an acceptable hardware design implementation, but we have seen it better.
The app works well without errors, but it doesn’t mean much given its simplicity. In terms of inspiration and ideas, it’s either very helpful in helping you find the perfect color, or it’s a huge disappointment because the limited options don’t suit your needs. In either case, you should always give it a try if you run out of options.