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The Color API Docs


Note: All endpoints support JSONP with the callback query parameter.

Colors

Color Identification

Return available identifying information on the given color.

Get Color
GET/id{?hex,rgb,hsl,cmyk,format}

Get information for a single color.

e.g.

/id?hex=24B1E0 || /id?rgb=rgb(0,71,171) || ...

Example URI

GET http://thecolorapi.com/id?hex=0047AB&rgb=0,71,171&hsl=215,100%,34%&cmyk=100,58,0,33&format=html
URI Parameters
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hex
string (optional) Example: 0047AB

Valid hex code

rgb
string (optional) Example: 0,71,171

Valid rgb color, also rgb(0,71,171)

hsl
string (optional) Example: 215,100%,34%

Valid hsl color, also hsl(215,100%,34%)

cmyk
string (optional) Example: 100,58,0,33

Valid cmyk color, also cmyk(100,58,0,33)

format
string (optional) Default: json Example: html

Return results as JSONĀ§, SVG or HTML page

Choices: json html svg

w
integer (optional) Default: 100 Example: 350

Height of resulting image, only applicable on SVG format

named
boolean (optional) Default: true Example: false

Whether to print the color names on resulting image, only applicable on SVG format

Response  200
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Content-Type: application/json
Body
{
  "hex": {
    "value": "#0047AB",
    "clean": "0047AB"
  },
  "rgb": {
    "fraction": {
      "r": 0,
      "g": 0.2784313725490196,
      "b": 0.6705882352941176
    },
    "r": 0,
    "g": 71,
    "b": 171,
    "value": "rgb(0, 71, 171)"
  },
  "hsl": {
    "fraction": {
      "h": 0.5974658869395711,
      "s": 1,
      "l": 0.3352941176470588
    },
    "h": 215,
    "s": 100,
    "l": 34,
    "value": "hsl(215, 100%, 34%)"
  },
  "hsv": {
    "fraction": {
      "h": 0.5974658869395711,
      "s": 1,
      "v": 0.6705882352941176
    },
    "h": 215,
    "s": 100,
    "value": "hsv(215, 100%, 67%)",
    "v": 67
  },
  "name": {
    "value": "Cobalt",
    "closest_named_hex": "#0047AB",
    "exact_match_name": true,
    "distance": 0
  },
  "cmyk": {
    "fraction": {
      "c": 1,
      "m": 0.5847953216374269,
      "y": 0,
      "k": 0.3294117647058824
    },
    "value": "cmyk(100, 58, 0, 33)",
    "c": 100,
    "m": 58,
    "y": 0,
    "k": 33
  },
  "XYZ": {
    "fraction": {
      "X": 0.22060823529411763,
      "Y": 0.2475505882352941,
      "Z": 0.6705831372549019
    },
    "value": "XYZ(22, 25, 67)",
    "X": 22,
    "Y": 25,
    "Z": 67
  },
  "image": {
    "bare": "http://placehold.it/300x300.png/0047AB/000000",
    "named": "http://placehold.it/300x300.png/0047AB/000000&text=Cobalt"
  },
  "contrast": {
    "value": "#000000"
  },
  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": "/id?hex=0047AB"
    }
  },
  "_embedded": {}
}
Response  400
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Content-Type: application/json
Body
{
  "code": 400,
  "message": "The Color API doesn't understand what you mean. Please supply a query parameter of `rgb`, `hsl`, `cmyk` or `hex`.",
  "query": {},
  "params": [],
  "path": "/id",
  "example": "/id?hex=a674D3"
}

Schemes

Color schemes are multi-color combinations chosen according to color-wheel relationsships.

Generate Scheme

Return a generated scheme for the provided seed color and optional mode.

Get Scheme
GET/scheme{?hex,rgb,hsl,cmyk,format,mode,count}

Get a color scheme for a given seed color.

e.g.

/scheme?hex=24B1E0&mode=triad&count=6 || /scheme?rgb=rgb(0,71,171) || ...

Example URI

GET http://thecolorapi.com/scheme?hex=0047AB&rgb=0,71,171&hsl=215,100%,34%&cmyk=100,58,0,33&format=html&mode=analogic&count=6
URI Parameters
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hex
string (optional) Example: 0047AB

Valid hex code

rgb
string (optional) Example: 0,71,171

Valid rgb color, also rgb(0,71,171)

hsl
string (optional) Example: 215,100%,34%

Valid hsl color, also hsl(215,100%,34%)

cmyk
string (optional) Example: 100,58,0,33

Valid cmyk color, also cmyk(100,58,0,33)

format
string (optional) Default: json Example: html

Return results as JSONĀ§, SVG or HTML page of results

Choices: json html svg

mode
string (optional) Default: monochrome Example: analogic

Define mode by which to generate the scheme from the seed color

Choices: monochrome monochrome-dark monochrome-light analogic complement analogic-complement triad quad

count
integer (optional) Default: 5 Example: 6

Number of colors to return

w
integer (optional) Default: 100 Example: 350

Height of resulting image, only applicable on SVG format

named
boolean (optional) Default: true Example: false

Whether to print the color names on resulting image, only applicable on SVG format

Response  200
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Content-Type: application/json
Body
{
  "mode": "monochrome",
  "count": "2",
  "colors": [
    {
      "hex": {
        "value": "#01122A",
        "clean": "01122A"
      },
      "rgb": {
        "fraction": {
          "r": 0.00392156862745098,
          "g": 0.07058823529411765,
          "b": 0.16470588235294117
        },
        "r": 1,
        "g": 18,
        "b": 42,
        "value": "rgb(1, 18, 42)"
      },
      "hsl": {
        "fraction": {
          "h": 0.597560975609756,
          "s": 0.9534883720930231,
          "l": 0.08431372549019608
        },
        "h": 215,
        "s": 95,
        "l": 8,
        "value": "hsl(215, 95%, 8%)"
      },
      "hsv": {
        "fraction": {
          "h": 0.597560975609756,
          "s": 0.976190476190476,
          "v": 0.16470588235294117
        },
        "value": "hsv(215, 98%, 16%)",
        "h": 215,
        "s": 98,
        "v": 16
      },
      "name": {
        "value": "Midnight",
        "closest_named_hex": "#011635",
        "exact_match_name": false,
        "distance": 217
      },
      "cmyk": {
        "fraction": {
          "c": 0.9761904761904763,
          "m": 0.5714285714285715,
          "y": 0,
          "k": 0.8352941176470589
        },
        "value": "cmyk(98, 57, 0, 84)",
        "c": 98,
        "m": 57,
        "y": 0,
        "k": 84
      },
      "XYZ": {
        "fraction": {
          "X": 0.056589019607843134,
          "Y": 0.06321019607843137,
          "Z": 0.1650427450980392
        },
        "value": "XYZ(6, 6, 17)",
        "X": 6,
        "Y": 6,
        "Z": 17
      },
      "image": {
        "bare": "http://placehold.it/300x300.png/01122A/FFFFFF",
        "named": "http://placehold.it/300x300.png/01122A/FFFFFF&text=Midnight"
      },
      "contrast": {
        "value": "#FFFFFF"
      },
      "_links": {
        "self": {
          "href": "/id?hex=01122A"
        }
      },
      "_embedded": {}
    },
    {
      "hex": {
        "value": "#0247A9",
        "clean": "0247A9"
      },
      "rgb": {
        "fraction": {
          "r": 0.00784313725490196,
          "g": 0.2784313725490196,
          "b": 0.6627450980392157
        },
        "r": 2,
        "g": 71,
        "b": 169,
        "value": "rgb(2, 71, 169)"
      },
      "hsl": {
        "fraction": {
          "h": 0.5978043912175649,
          "s": 0.976608187134503,
          "l": 0.3352941176470588
        },
        "h": 215,
        "s": 98,
        "l": 34,
        "value": "hsl(215, 98%, 34%)"
      },
      "hsv": {
        "fraction": {
          "h": 0.5978043912175649,
          "s": 0.9881656804733728,
          "v": 0.6627450980392157
        },
        "value": "hsv(215, 99%, 66%)",
        "h": 215,
        "s": 99,
        "v": 66
      },
      "name": {
        "value": "Cobalt",
        "closest_named_hex": "#0047AB",
        "exact_match_name": false,
        "distance": 80
      },
      "cmyk": {
        "fraction": {
          "c": 0.9881656804733728,
          "m": 0.5798816568047337,
          "y": 0,
          "k": 0.33725490196078434
        },
        "value": "cmyk(99, 58, 0, 34)",
        "c": 99,
        "m": 58,
        "y": 0,
        "k": 34
      },
      "XYZ": {
        "fraction": {
          "X": 0.2224270588235294,
          "Y": 0.24865176470588235,
          "Z": 0.6632796078431373
        },
        "value": "XYZ(22, 25, 66)",
        "X": 22,
        "Y": 25,
        "Z": 66
      },
      "image": {
        "bare": "http://placehold.it/300x300.png/0247A9/000000",
        "named": "http://placehold.it/300x300.png/0247A9/000000&text=Cobalt"
      },
      "contrast": {
        "value": "#000000"
      },
      "_links": {
        "self": {
          "href": "/id?hex=0247A9"
        }
      },
      "_embedded": {}
    }
  ],
  "seed": {
    "hex": {
      "value": "#0047AB",
      "clean": "0047AB"
    },
    "rgb": {
      "fraction": {
        "r": 0,
        "g": 0.2784313725490196,
        "b": 0.6705882352941176
      },
      "r": 0,
      "g": 71,
      "b": 171,
      "value": "rgb(0, 71, 171)"
    },
    "hsl": {
      "fraction": {
        "h": 0.5974658869395711,
        "s": 1,
        "l": 0.3352941176470588
      },
      "h": 215,
      "s": 100,
      "l": 34,
      "value": "hsl(215, 100%, 34%)"
    },
    "hsv": {
      "fraction": {
        "h": 0.5974658869395711,
        "s": 1,
        "v": 0.6705882352941176
      },
      "value": "hsv(215, 100%, 67%)",
      "h": 215,
      "s": 100,
      "v": 67
    },
    "name": {
      "value": "Cobalt",
      "closest_named_hex": "#0047AB",
      "exact_match_name": true,
      "distance": 0
    },
    "cmyk": {
      "fraction": {
        "c": 1,
        "m": 0.5847953216374269,
        "y": 0,
        "k": 0.3294117647058824
      },
      "value": "cmyk(100, 58, 0, 33)",
      "c": 100,
      "m": 58,
      "y": 0,
      "k": 33
    },
    "XYZ": {
      "fraction": {
        "X": 0.22060823529411763,
        "Y": 0.2475505882352941,
        "Z": 0.6705831372549019
      },
      "value": "XYZ(22, 25, 67)",
      "X": 22,
      "Y": 25,
      "Z": 67
    },
    "image": {
      "bare": "http://placehold.it/300x300.png/0047AB/000000",
      "named": "http://placehold.it/300x300.png/0047AB/000000&text=Cobalt"
    },
    "contrast": {
      "value": "#000000"
    },
    "_links": {
      "self": {
        "href": "/id?hex=0047AB"
      }
    },
    "_embedded": {}
  },
  "_links": {
    "self": "/scheme?hex=0047AB&mode=monochrome&count=2",
    "schemes": {
      "monochrome": "/scheme?hex=0047AB&mode=monochrome&count=2",
      "monochrome-dark": "/scheme?hex=0047AB&mode=monochrome-dark&count=2",
      "monochrome-light": "/scheme?hex=0047AB&mode=monochrome-light&count=2",
      "analogic": "/scheme?hex=0047AB&mode=analogic&count=2",
      "complement": "/scheme?hex=0047AB&mode=complement&count=2",
      "analogic-complement": "/scheme?hex=0047AB&mode=analogic-complement&count=2",
      "triad": "/scheme?hex=0047AB&mode=triad&count=2",
      "quad": "/scheme?hex=0047AB&mode=quad&count=2"
    }
  },
  "_embedded": {}
}
Response  400
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Content-Type: application/json
Body
{
  "code": 400,
  "message": "The Color API doesn't understand what you mean. Please supply a query parameter of `rgb`, `hsl`, `cmyk` or `hex`.",
  "query": {},
  "params": [],
  "path": "/scheme",
  "example": "/scheme?hex=FF0&mode=monochrome&count=5"
}

Generated by aglio on 13 Dec 2018