The goal of this site is to allow you to quickly find colors that work well
together. The Process:
Distill filaments into their "dominant" color
Use the dominant color to find color groups
Reverse the above to find filaments that come as close as
possible to the dominant colors
Getting started is easy; there are two primary ways to use the site.
Search! Use the search bar at the top of the library
to find filaments that you already have and want to match or just
look for filaments that sound interesting!
Browse! Scroll through the library and see if there's
a filament that looks interesting; maybe there's a color that grabs
your attention or a name that seems familiar. Start there!
Step 1: Pick a Type
Of course you don't have to pick a filament type, but most folks prefer
to handle one type of material over another. Most of the library is in
PLA, but there are lots of different filament types represented!
Sometimes a manufacturer may have a certain color filament in multiple
formats, like ABS, PETG, and / or PLA. In that case, all of the versions
that I have are added. There is very rarely any color variance between
the different plastics, but that's for you to decide.
Each filament type includes all of its most common sub-types; for
example, the PLA category includes PLA+, Pro PLA, HTPLA, and more! If you
want to search just a specific subtype, use the filter bar at the top of
Step 2: Pick a Color
See something you like? Something you already have? Something that might
work for a project? Just click on the swatch card to take a look at the
filament detail page.
Each filament detail page has four major things on it:
Example print settings (what works for me may not work for you,
but it's probably a reasonable starting point)
High-resolution images of the front and back of the printed
Purchase links from wherever a filament is available, either from
Amazon.com or direct from the manufacturer
In order to keep this site ad-free, all Amazon.com links
are affiliate links. Doesn't cost you anything and I
receive a tiny percentage of the total purchase price to
help keep the site running.
Click Continue to see the fourth big thing!
Step 3: Color Matching
Most projects only need two colors, so we spin the
180 degrees and find you the closest color in the library automatically!
Due to how computers see color and the limitations of the color wheel,
this will work better with bright colors. As you get closer to white
and black, the results will be more murky.
As more colors are added to the library, this will become more accurate.
If you're interested in some of the math behind how this works, there are
links on the About page. When you see the button above, click on it to see
different color configurations using your chosen base color! (Not here;
the above screenshot is just an example.)
Step 4: Collections
What happens when you find colors that you like? We believe that old
school is the best school here; rather than dealing with cookies or
user accounts, the URL that is generated in the address bar can be
bookmarked or otherwise saved. Whenever you navigate to it, the library
items that are in it will always be there as long as we're still online!
Computers don't understand color the same way humans do. Color is a
distinctly visual phenomenon, and one we still struggle to communicate
to machines. The grand majority of this site is automatically generated,
and the site will make mistakes; there's a bunch of great resources
The absolute best resource I've seen about working with colors through math
alone is by
who wrote this fantastic post
about different color sorting methods and the various issues they have.
There's a lot of math and educated guesswork that goes into this, so if
you see any bugs or other issues please let me know! Twitter is the best
way to reach me; DM or just ping
and I'll see it.
I hope you find this resource useful; if you make a project using it, please
let me know! I'm always happy to showcase projects that were created with
the help of my app!
Whatever you change here will be saved locally; remember that whenever your browser
cookies are cleared, these will have to be set again.
Types of filament to display:
Show unavailable filaments?
Toggle Specific Manufacturers
Welcome to FilamentColors.xyz!
Please take a moment to read this; it will only appear on your first
visit (or whenever you clear your cookies). This site lets you take
a look at different 3D printer filaments in all sorts of colors from
lots of different manufacturers so you can get a better idea of how
the colors you buy will look together.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This site does not attempt to show you the "true
color" of any given filament. The goal is to show you how colors of
different filaments interact under the same light.
There are no tracking scripts, ads, or anything of the type on this
site and I don't save visitor information. (There are some light
analytics to make sure things are working and to see where people are
coming from, though.) In order to support the site, almost all the
individual entries on this site have a purchase link on Amazon if
available; these are all Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate
I earn from qualifying purchases. This doesn't cost you a dime, and this
site doesn't cost much to run, but what I receive from this program
allows me to keep the site ad-free. If you like something that you see
here, please consider using one of the embedded purchase links. You can
also find me on Patreon -- the link is in the footer. Cheers!
How does this work?
Computers don't see color the way we do, so a lot of these will look out of order.
If you'd like more information,
has a great article explaining why this is so hard; you can find additional resources on
the about page.
Through donations, I can continue to add filaments to this site and
keep it running. It doesn't require much -- just a few dollars every
now and then -- so everything beyond what I need for the servers goes
towards finding new filaments to add, either ones that I just don't
have or ones that are recommended to me.
If you like this site and the service that I provide enough, I ask that
you consider a small donation or perhaps subscribing to my Patreon.
Everything helps, and I won't bore you with the same spiel you've likely
heard a million times; just know that I appreciate the fact that you're
even reading this.