This app is designed to recognize colors using your mobile phone. Takes a photo and the color on the center is shown on RGB, HSV and HTML notation. Also looks for the nearest color name and speaks it (needs the Speech Synthesis API to speak Colors). It has a list of more than 1600 color names.

Useful for color blind people, designers, etc.

Due to popular demand, now includes a white balance option!
Can also share recognized colors by Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc.

It is available for FREE on the Android Market (supported by ads).

Finally, and after trying lots of color lists, it is now using on the color list of the app “Color Name & Hue” by Daniel Flueck at

which is also based on “Name that Color” by Chirag Mehta:


  • v1.9: Now keeps camera aspect ratio. Reduced app size and optimized code.
  • v1.8: Removed permission for Location and new AdMob SDK.
  • v1.7: New options on flash modes. Included the white balance option on the settings. Now shows app icon at the top left of the preview screen. Preview now keeps the aspect ratio. Now requires at least Android 2.0.1. Solves problems on many devices. Updated AdMob SDK.
  • v1.6: New design with semi-transparent background and new icon. Option to share detected color by Email, Twitter, etc pressing the key MENU and then “Share”. Volume keys now control speech volume.
  • v1.5: Added Flash, option to choose between showing the RGB values on percentage (0-100%) or range (0-255) and Apps2SD on Android 2.2
  • v1.0: First stable version

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