Scaleable color picker inspired by ColorJack and RightJS colorpicker (MIT)
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colorjoe - The Scaleable Color Picker

colorjoe was somewhat inspired by ColorJack and RightJS Colorpicker. Unlike those it actually scales pretty well. Essentially this means that you'll be able to define its actual dimensions and layout using a bit of CSS. This way the widget fits well responsive layouts.

In addition it's relatively easy to implement missing functionality (RGB fields, whatnot) thanks to the simple API it provides.


Add prepackaged dist/colorjoe.js and css/colorjoe.css to you page or use AMD to load the dependencies from src/.


var joe = colorjoe.rgb(element_id_or_dom_object, initial_color_value, extras);


var joe = colorjoe.hsl(element_id_or_dom_object, initial_color_value, extras);

Event Handling

The returned joe object is an event emitter style object with change and done events. The change event is fired continuously when selecting and done is fired when user has stopped selecting.

joe.on("change", function(color) {
    console.log("Selecting " + color.css());

joe.on("done", function(color) {
    console.log("Selected " + color.css());

The color object is from one.color.

Given it might be nice to trigger these events immediately, there is a specific update method. Ie. joe.on("change", function() {...}).update() would trigger change immediately. This is handy for initializing your work.

Get and Set

In addition there are set and get methods. Ie. joe.get() would return the current color while joe.set('#aabbcc') would set it. set expects a parameter that one.color default constructor would accept.


In order to make it easier to customize a picker based on your needs, colorjoe provides a few extras. The following example shows how to use them:

var joe = colorjoe.hsl('hslPicker', 'red', [
    colorjoe.extras.fields('HSL', 255, 0),

The code above would generate a HSL picker that shows in addition the currently selected color, HSL input fields and a hex field.

fields extra is a factory that accepts name of a color space (RGB, HSL, HSV or CMYK). In addition it takes maximum value (defaults to 255) and a fix value (defaults to 2). fix represents the amount of numbers shown after decimal.



Download the dependencies using npm (npm install) and then use grunt to build prepackaged files in dist/.


colorjoe is available under MIT. See LICENSE for more details.