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Pikka is a free color picker app for macOS designed to make the most powerful professional color editing tools accessible to everyone. With an extensive collection of tools, it's the only mac color picker you'll need. Pikka pickfrom native OS applications, including Safari and Xcode .

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What our users have been saying

Very useful color picker for macbook

"I use this app all the time, it's very handy for capturing colors. I've just now started organizing the colors so I have quick access to them. Many of the issues I have had with the library, the developer is quick to respond and there have been a number of recent updates to improve or fix those things. One important remaining issue I have is that on a MacBook Air M1, an attached external monitor captures the Hex color correctly, but then if I drag the window to the internal screen, Pikka returns a different Hex Code. On an older MacBook Pro I do not have that issue."

Product manager

Best color picker for mac.

"Great design, nicely integrated and very useful. Author even added a new colour format on my request within a few days."


The mac os color picker to have

"I have tried half a dozen colour pickers and find Pikka to be the best one of the bunch in terms of UI and functionality. The library feature is also very handy if you're someone who is colour sampling a lot."



"Gran herramienta para gestionar colores. Creación, biblioteca, captura y en varios formatos."


Development Made Simple!

"As a web developer making web pages from a mockup and pulling colors from PSDs, this makes it so much easier to replicate a design."

Kay Prez

Praktisches Tool, einfach zu bedienen!

"Einfach zu bedienen und immer präsent oben in der Leiste. Ich nutze es sehr gerne und möchte es nicht mehr missen :-)"

Marcus Zysset

The Best Color Picker App Ever Use

"Well this app is amazing, and work well, you can create collection of color and more, really nice app."


Great tool!

"This app is the best one, period. Some feedback, It would be great if you add an option in preferences to launch Pikka on startup."


One of my fav design app

"This app was missing a little customization feature that was requested and the developer deliverd the feature plus a whole bunch of new features that I am currently enjoying. I have a library setup for all the colors palette that I use, or potentially imagine to use all organized in smart folders/sections. Low resource usage and app is always available by press of shortcut to show the color pallete overtop of any monitor, screen, desktop. Good implemenation of the UI. I had tried many similar software, but this app is simple and amazing. Totally worth the price tag. Thank you for this awesome app"


Creative Director

Works great again

"Didn't work on 10.15.3 for me, but on later updates of Catalina all is fine again. Super app"


Amazing tool for designers & developers

"It works smooth and beautiful on macbook. Recommend it for everyone!"



"Solid color picker. Intuitive, clean and easy to access. Only wish would be for a color scheme generator - based on clicking one particular color and auto calculates triadic, monchrome, etc… Also the name reminds me of the London nickname for the bus: The Hoppa"

Joshua Manson

What's new in
Pikka 3.2.3

Pikka 3.2.3 adds the ability to convert colors between several different formats in spotlight window.

Convert colors between different color formats.
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Features designed to help you work smarter

Color picker for macOS

Color Picker

The picker is the digital color meter tool you use to get color code from any app(like Chrome, Safari, etc.) on the screen of your Mac. Also you get HEX color code value, RGB value, HSL value and many other formats.

Organize colors in palettes

Color library

The color library that is always accessible on the left or the right edge of your screen, makes your colors more available than ever.

Edit colors using powerful editing tools

Color editor

Powerful editor for perfecting your color palettes. In Pikka, you’ll find everything from essential color adjustments like brightness, saturation and lightness to advanced tools like color shades, mono, analogous, complementary color generators.

Contrast checker

Contrast checker

Ensure your color choices are visually accessible by checking the contrast ratio of your background and text colors, and compare to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Random color palette generator

Color palette generator

Generate beautiful color combinations for your designs with a random color palette generator

Recent picked colors

Color history

Access all picked colors right from the macOS system menu

Export color palettes to different file formats

Export colors

Export color palettes to CSS, Swfit, Objective-C, Apple Color Palette, etc.

Sort colors

Sort Colors

Sort your colors by luminance with one click.

Color formats

Color Formats

Convert and paste your colors into 20+ built-in color formats

Pick a color. Save a color.

With a color magnifier, you can easily pick a color from any of your screens. Move the mouse pointer over the pixels whose values you want to see. Click to copy the color value to the clipboard instantly.

Pikka - Color Picker for macOS

Adjust zoom

Adjust magnifier zoom level by pressing the "+/-" keys. To change the format of the displayed color values for RGB-based color spaces, choose Preferences > Color format.

Pick multiple colors

You can pick multiple colors sequentially. To do that, press and hold the Shift Key on your keyboard. When you are done picking, press the Esc Key.

Change color format

Pikka supports 20+ of the most popular color formats(css hex, css rgb, css hsl, etc.). To use them, select the Color Formats drop-down menu in the system menu and select the format you need.


Every picked color is saved to "History" folder and can be found as well in "Color Library" as in System Menu under "Recent Colors"

Powerful tools for creating harmonic color palettes.

Whether you’re working on a design for a poster, a webpage, or an app, you'll always need a good-looking color palette. With a smart algorithm, Pikka PRO lets you generate a random color palette, that looks beautiful and accessible at the same time, super fast.

Pikka - Color Picker for macOS

Generate and adjust palettes as you need it

Whether you’re a professional designer, a starting artist or just a curious beginner in the world of art and design, Pikka is here to help you with all your color palette needs.

Edit your colors by hand. Or let the science do it for you.

The collection of powerful, color adjustments in Pikka lets you edit the colors in any way you want. Adjust colors by sliding over hue, saturation, and lightness, or just pick a new one from an automatically generated color scheme like shades, mono, analogous, complementary, or triad.

Pikka - Color Picker for macOS

Color shades

Color Shades are darker versions of the color that are made by mixing a color with black.

Color shades

Mono color scheme

Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, grey or black.

Monochromatic color scheme

Complementary colors

This particular color scheme draws from two colors on the opposite side of the color wheel. When you do this, the result is a high-contrast color combo that's bright and that pops.

Complementary color scheme

Triad color scheme

A triadic color scheme is comprised of three colors evenly spaced on the color wheel. The two most basic triadic palettes are the primary colors red, blue, and yellow, and the secondary hues orange, purple, and green.

Triad color scheme

Analogous color scheme

Analogous colors means the color grouping has similarities. These color scheme types have close relationships to one another.

Analogous color scheme