Free Colour!

Founded in 2016 by a coalition of German and Swiss colour professionals, freie Farbe e.V. is a non-profit association registered in Germany. We want to share tips and hints how to create consistent color in all fields of application and how the world of color could be easier. And we want to show: the computer is an ideal tool for colour, it can make colour free!

In short videos, we summarize our goals (in German):

Join us! On this website, you can find a blog where you can post your own articles. Use the comment function, show your interesting colour-related examples from your environment, give some tips.

Membership and donation

Become a member, and profit from the network of experienced color users. The annual fee is 50 EUR/US$; for students, it is half that amount. Plus, you get a CIELAB fan (Lab) in the value of 39 EUR as a welcome gift. Premium members (200 EUR/US$ per year or active cooperation) also get an individual partner page to present themselves.

You can also support our work with a donation. The easiest way is by PayPal, where you instantly get a donation receipt.

Open Colour Systems Collection 2.0

Bring more than 360 colour systems into your design software or into your programming project. Now with all colour palettes for Adobe CC, Scribus, LibreOffice, Gimp; Lab and RGB colour values in plain text, and photos of the colour fans. Everything can be copied free and passed on under the CC4.0 licence.

Here you can download the OCSC 2.0.


FreeColour or FreeColor?

Both! As color liberation is important worldwide, the American spelling “color” will mostly be used in our publications. Caused by availability and with respect to our European address we chose “freecolour.org” as domain name. Some authors do also prefer the British spelling “colour”.