What is color palette?
A color palette in the digital world refers to the entire range of colors that can be displayed on a device screen or other interface, or in some cases, a collection of colors and tools for use in painting and illustration programs. The color palette shows a lot about the electronic design of the device or technology and its visual capabilities for human users.
A color palette is also known simply as a palette.
The digital color palette emerged from the earliest computers that only had monochrome displays. Early examples include the Teletext format with a three-bit RGB eight-color palette and the Apple II personal computer with a 16-color palette. Devices such as early Atari, Commodore, and Apple computers and consoles used their own evolving color palettes based on new color technology.
Eventually, advances in display technology introduced a 256-color VGA display, which remained a standard until the creation of modern flat panel plasma displays.
Early color palettes used hexadecimal values to represent and select the color array that is possible in the display systems. Modern color palettes are more likely to show the user a color wheel or a sophisticated color selection tool to choose from a wide variety of hues and hues. It is worth noting that the advancement of digital color palettes and color choices of video displays coincided with the rapid development of the modern digital camera, which has now been incorporated into smartphones and mobile devices.