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David Merfield:

There are lots of clever one-liners for generating random colors:

'#' + Math.floor(Math.random()*16777215).toString(16);

Unfortunately, this code naturally produces lots of greys and browns and murky greens.

randomColor generates attractive colors by default. More specifically, randomColor produces bright colors with a reasonably high saturation. This makes randomColor particularly useful for data visualizations and generative art.


The original domain for this project llllll.li/randomColor/ is now offline, but the repo is still up. I’m going to make an archived demo here: