10 Best Color Manipulation JavaScript Libraries

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!

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. Qix-color

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

color conversion and manipulation


3. 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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4. jQuery Color

Official jQuery color manipulation library.

Official jQuery color manipulation library


5. onecolor

An OO-based JavaScript color parser/computation toolkit with support for RGB, HSV, HSL, CMYK, and alpha channels. Conversion between color spaces occurs implicitly, and all methods return new objects rather than mutating existing instances. Works in the browser and node.js.



6. culori

A comprehensive color library for JavaScript that works across many color spaces to offer conversion, interpolation, color difference formulas, blending functions, and more. It provides up-to-date support for the color spaces defined in CSS Color Module Level 4 specification.


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7. ac-colors

A reactive JavaScript color library that can freely convert between RGB, HSL, HEX, XYZ, LAB, LCHab, LUV, and LCHuv, as well as handle random color generation and contrast ratio calculation.


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8. chromath

chromath provides provides many color conversion and manipulation functions.


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9. Color.js

Color space conversion & manipulation lib.


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10. mbjordan Colors

A simple color manipulation javascript library.

mbjordan Colors

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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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