10 Best Color Picker Plugins In JavaScript (2022 Update)

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What Is Color Picker?

Color picker is a UI component for mobile & web apps that allow the user to select a color from the palette and get the color code in RGB, HEX, HSL, HSV, or CMYK formats.

The Best Color Picker

Color picker is an essential element in a web design / web development workflow. You don’t want to stare at your screen for hours trying to pick color from a palette, do you?

In this post, we're going to introduce you to the 10 best (top downloaded), open-source jQuery and Pure (Vanilla) JavaScript plugins to quickly and easily create a color picker for your web application.

With these color picker plugins you can quickly and easily select desired color from your web page. Each plugin has a distinctive feature which may make them unique for you. Hope this list will help you to save some time!

Originally Published July 26 2019, updated Feb 16 2022

Table of contents:

jQuery Color Picker Plugins:

Powerful Color Picker Plugin For jQuery - MiniColors

MiniColors is a powerful, elegant, animated, and fully customizable jQuery based color picker for your modern web page/web application.

Powerful Color Picker Plugin For jQuery - MiniColors

[Demo] [Download]


Flat HTML5 Palette Color Picker For jQuery - colorPick.js

colorPick.js is a simple, plain, flat style jQuery color picker plugin which allows the user to select colors from a predefined palette with support for recent selected colors.

Flat HTML5 Palette Color Picker For jQuery - colorPick.js

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Colorpicker Plugin For Bootstrap

Colorpicker Plugin For Bootstrap 4 and Bootstrap 3 frameworks that allow you to add a color picker to an input field field or to any other element with multiple formats: hex, rgb, rgba, hsl, hsla.

jQuery Colorpicker Plugin For Bootstrap

[Demo] [Download]


Simple Color Picker For Bootstrap 4 - colorPalettePicker.js

The colorPalettePicker.js jQuery plugin makes uses of Bootstrap 4 dropdown component to create a simple color picker on your web app.

Simple Color Picker For Bootstrap 4 - colorPalettePicker.js

[Demo] [Download]


Pick Colors From A Predefined Palette - jQuery choose-color.js

A jQuery based color picker component that enables you to pick colors from a restricted palette defined in an HTML template.

Pick Colors From A Predefined Palette - jQuery choose-color.js

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Color Picker Plugins:

Sleek HTML5 / Javascript Color Picker – iro.js

iro.js is a sleek, HSV color based JavaScript color picker for generating a pretty, HTML5 canvas based color wheel UI with touch support.

Sleek HTML5 / Javascript Color Picker – iro.js

[Demo] [Download]


Pick A Color From An Image Using Canvas and Javascript

A simple pure javascript solution to select a color and get the Html color code (RGB or HEX) as you click on an image, similar to the color picker tool in Photoshop.

Pick A Color From An Image Using Canvas and Javascript

[Demo] [Download]


Powerful Color Picker Component With Pure JavaScript – color-picker.js

color-picker.js is a pure JavaScript library for creating a color picker component with support for touch events and RGB/HEX/HSV color formats. You will find more examples in the zip.

Powerful Color Picker Component With Pure JavaScript – color-picker.js

[Demo] [Download]


vanilla-picker

A vanilla JavaScript color picker with alpha channel support that can be attached to any element.

Vanilla JS Color Picker With Alpha Channel – vanilla-picker

[Demo] [Download]


Accessible Color Picker – Coloris.js

A vanilla JavaScript library for creating responsive, mobile-friendly, and fully accessible color pickers.

Accessible Color Picker – Coloris.js

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Looking for more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Color Picker on the web & mobile? See jQuery Color Picker and JavaScript Color Picker sections for more details.