13 color perception games for designers


13 color perception games for designers

The correct combination of colors and color perception is one of the greatest strengths of a designer. With the help of color, you can not only emphasize something, but also convey the mood or importance of information.

In today’s selection, we have collected 13 games that will help not only develop the skill of color perception, but also master the technique of drawing up color codes.

Well, you can also save the world from colored aliens 🙂


Kolor – a game of matching colors. Your task: choose from 4 options the color that matches the one displayed on the screen.

With each guessed color, the difficulty increases: the differences in colors become less and less noticeable.

Hex Invaders

A game Hex Invaders, developed by web agency 352inc, is designed to master the RGB color palette. You will have to try on the role of a designer-savior who destroys space aliens of color! Shoot the alien whose RGB code is displayed on the screen!


RGB Guessing Challenge

After successfully mastering the game Hex Invaders, you can safely move on to RGB Guessing Challenge – a complicated way of orienting in GRB color codes.

By the color code displayed on the screen, you need to recognize this color.

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A color matching game

A color matching game divided into 6 sections, each of which has tasks related to finding the desired color on the color wheel.

In each section that opens after the completion of the previous one (regardless of whether it is successful or not), the level of difficulty increases: first you need to select only 1 desired color on the circular palette, then select the desired color and its saturation, after which the number of colors that you must choose correctly grows: first 2, then 3 and 4.

After completing all the sections, you receive a score on a 10-point system.

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Odd one out

Odd one out – the classic game “find the difference”: a field is displayed on the screen, on which all cells are the same color and only one is different. This is what you need to find.

With each new level, the difficulty increases: it becomes quite problematic to distinguish the desired cell from the rest.

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ColorRun Is a mobile game developed for iOS and Android devices. The essence of its game is exactly the same as that of A Color Matching Game – you need to find a lighter shade of the displayed color on the screen. But there will be 2 blocks in total on the field: i.e. you do not need to first inspect the entire field, as in A Color Matching Game (which is logical, because the screen of a mobile phone is not so big), but immediately click on the right or left half of the screen – whichever is lighter.

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A game ColorMindblow will help develop attentiveness to color and text: you need to press the T (if true) or F (false) buttons if the word written on the screen indicates the background color of the screen.

It’s pretty easy to play in English, because we don’t read words very much, but in Russian such a game would cause big problems.

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Online Color Challenge

The task of the game Online Color Challenge develop color perception: it is necessary to build the correct gradient from one color to another, using 20 blocks with a slightly different color.

Of course, everything depends a lot on the calibration of your monitor, but most tasks are not as difficult as they seem, and they are easy to handle.

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blendoku Is another game for iOS and Android, in which the player is required to compose the correct gradient transition.

The higher the difficulty level, the more blocks you need to place: first – only 4 blocks, then – 6, and then – gradient transitions between colors from more than 20 blocks.

Color Practice

Color play Color Practice designed for iPad users only. In this game your task is to arrange all the color blocks on the screen in the correct order: saturation, brightness and color.

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Color sheep

Another mobile game Color sheep, in which you, as a sheep, must cope with packs of RGB-wolves, choosing the right “weapon” in the form of color against each opponent.


In Rigibi, the main task is to correctly combine the colors of the RGB model. There are 99 levels in the game, after passing which you will definitely understand the principle of forming color codes and mixing them to obtain the desired shades and colors.


Dots – the first game from the developers of the very popular game Two Dots. The essence of the Dots game is to correctly connect dots of the same color, combine colors, and build the correct gradient.

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