Materialette is a free material design color palettes software for Windows. It is a cross-platform software and is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This lightweight software offers dozens of color palettes which are grouped under more than 20 colors (such as Red, Pink, Purple, etc.) that are recommended for Material Design. The color palettes are actually from Google’s material design palette which you can pick and use right from the Windows system tray.
Generally, what happens is when you browse the Google’s material design palette page, you can see the color palettes but in order to use them you’ve to download the color swatches as a ZIP file. So, to make it easier for you to pick Google’s material design color palettes for designing, this software lists all the color palettes in a simple interface where you can copy the HEX or RGB code of any palette to the clipboard with just a click.
If you’re an app/website designer, then you might have heard of the term “Material Design”, and if not then let me briefly explain it to you. Material Design is actually a design language introduced by Google which makes more radical use of various design elements like padding, responsive animations, shadows, transitions, and most importantly color palettes in an (Android) app interface. So, if you want to use some of the standard Google material design color palettes, then this software can help you do that with ease.
Using this Free Material Design Color Palettes Software:
After downloading the ZIP file of Materialette from the homepage, simply extract it with any of the ZIP extract software. Now, go the extracted folder and click on the application file “Materialette” to open it up. As soon as you do that, the software will run and you can see a “Materialette” icon in the system tray, as shown below.
To access all the color palettes from Google’s material design palette page, simply click on the icon in the system tray. Once you do that, a popup window will appear with the color palettes which are grouped under the following colors: Red, Pink, Purple, Deep Purple, Indigo, Blue, Light Blue, Teal, Cyan, Green, Light Green, Lime, Yellow, Amber, Orange, Deep Orange, Grey Blue Gray, Brown, Black, and White.
At the top of the popup window, you’ll see an option to toggle HEX or RGB code of the color palettes. Suppose you’ve selected “Hex” mode, then you’ll see the HEX value of any color palette after you hover the mouse cursor over it. In the same manner, you will see the RGB value of color palettes when you activate the “RGB” mode.
Now, if you would like to use any of the material design color palettes from the popup window, then all you got to do is click on the palette and the HEX or RGB code will be copied instantly to the clipboard. In the same manner, you can copy the HEX and RGB value of all the material design color palettes and use them for your design.
My Final Verdict:
Materialette is a pretty useful software as it lists all the color palettes from Google’s material design and lets you use them with just a click. No more downloading the color swatches for material design, as this software make it much easier for you to find a suitable material design color palette and use it on your projects from the Windows system tray.