XCode Color Palettes

I was working on a project recently with a group at work and it occurred to me that we had no way to share colors in IB. Either each developer had to punch in the RGB values every time, or you just had to wing it.

Enter Color Palettes.

color palette

By saving a set of colors as a color palette, you can easily ship the backing file around between developers or even designers!

Simply copy the corresponding .clr file into your local ~/Library/Colors, and restart XCode. The color palette should appear automatically.

I’ve even seen information on how to import a photoshop color swatch as an XCode color palette, so your design team can get in on the action.

Written on February 16, 2015