COLOURlovers is an international creative community that helps people discover their inner designer. We provide people with a wealth of user created & shared color inspiration as well as tools that make the creative process as simple as possible. Whether you’re simply looking for a color palette to kickstart your next project or want to produce a piece of vector art, we have the tools and services to help anybody from go from design inspiration to execution. As of 5/1/2011 there are 563,438 COLOURlovers around the world who have created 3,766,464 Colors, 1,562,273 Palettes and 1,461,132 Patterns.

about the company


Aaron started tinkering with color in his dorm room in 2000, and quickly discovered a passion for making people smile through building fun, creative products. More than a decade later, his days are filled with designing, developing and dreaming up fun new ways for COLOURlovers to play. Aaron lives in New York City with his wife Lynda and puppy Chloe, but can usually be found between DC, San Francisco and New York.

Darius A. Monsef IV, known by his friends as Bubs, knows every person has an awesome creative talent and wants to help them find it and share it with the world. He created COLOURlovers while playing with the idea that all of us see and experience color differently and he wanted to create a place for people to share those unique perspectives. He’s also a co-founder of the disaster relief non-profit All Hands Volunteers and has spent more than one year living in disaster zones around the world. His greatest achievement is getting his 2nd grade crush to eventually marry him.

Since 2006, Chris has been busy taming wild servers, creating bugs, fixing bugs and hand-crafting great new features for the COLOURlovers community. He built the custom framework behind COLOURlovers to make the site and services more scalable and easier to develop upon. He lives in Portland, Oregon, plays the drums, has a Basset Hound named Porter and loves Thai food, good company and long walks on the beach.