10 Best Color Manipulation JavaScript Libraries (2023 Update)

by jQueryScript,

If you are a developer, chances are you use colors in your projects. Color is an important part of design that can be used to convey meaning or mood. 

Developers are always looking for ways to improve the look and feel of their web applications. One way to do this is by manipulating the colors used in your code.

In this blog post, we'll take a look at a list of 10 best JavaScript libraries from which you can choose from when looking for ways to manipulate color in your projects. We'll also explore some of the libraries that are available to make this process easier. So, if you're looking to add a bit more flair to your next project, keep reading!

Originally Published Dec 14 2021, updated May 25 2023

1. Chroma.js

A small-ish zero-dependency JavaScript library (13.5kB) for all kinds of color conversions and color scales.

JavaScript library for all kinds of color manipulations

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2. TinyColor

A micro framework for inputting colors and outputting colors as different formats. Input is meant to be as permissive as possible.


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3. Qix-color

JavaScript library for immutable color conversion and manipulation with support for CSS color strings.

color conversion and manipulation


4. jQuery Color

Official jQuery color manipulation library.

Official jQuery color manipulation library


5. Color.js

Color space conversion & manipulation lib.


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6. kewler

Asimple functional and immutable color manipulation library.



7. chromath

chromath provides provides many color conversion and manipulation functions.


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8. jQuery xcolor

chromath provides provides many color conversion and manipulation functions.

jQuery xcolor

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9. mbjordan Colors

A simple color manipulation javascript library.

mbjordan Colors

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10. kolor

A useful color manipulation tool in JavaScript. It provides color string parsing, format converting and basic color adjusting methods.




For a more detailed tutorial on how to manipulate colors using JavaScript, check out article. We hope you enjoyed learning about color theory and how it can be applied in your design projects! 

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