Le Corbusier’s Polychromie Architecturale … for the Web!

tl:dr; click on the colors to show the hex values and names

I took the time to color-pick the 63 colors in Le Corbusier's color manifesto "Polychromie Architecturale". The reason is, that I suspect they are an excellent resource not only for architecture, but also possibly for web design. I often struggle to find a decent color scheme for websites I make. I love grids because they take the guesswork out of design. And time-tested color schemes are like grids, but for colors.

The two collections (first 43 colors from 1931, last 20 from 1959, starting with "rouge vermillon 59") are derived from naturally occurring color tones or pigment and are supposed to make harmonic color pairing possible. Any color goes with any!

I also saved them as Photoshop swatches (.aco), InDesign swatches (.ase), Sketch palette and macOS color palette (.clr) so they're easy to import and use for your work. In case you want everything, there is a JSON array of all the colors with names, hex values and original ids, in case you're into this sort of thing. Note that I made this in a totally unscientific way and there is no guarantee the values are in any way "correct". I did this for myself and thought it would be nice to share.

If this helps you, I'd love to hear from you. Tweet me the result, corrections or suggestions, or leave them over at the Gist.

Sorting: Original, Lightness coefficient (HBW), Name