By Steven Troughton-Smith

  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Release Date: 2020-06-08
  • Current Version: 1.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 2.64 MB
  • Developer: Steven Troughton-Smith
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
Score: 4.7275
From 378 Ratings


Capture and collect color palettes with Pastel! Pastel is an app for amateur developers & artists (like us!) that lets you build up a library of color palettes to use in your projects. With drag & drop on iPad, drag colors out into other apps that support dropped colors, like Pages and Keynote, or many third-party apps from your favorite developers, so you can use your Pastel library as your master color collection across apps. Seamlessly sync your library across devices with iCloud. Analyze photos from the photo library or from Files to determine their dominant colors — choosing specific colors manually if you wish — and save their color palettes to Pastel. Includes a variety of color pickers, like wheel, RGB sliders, and crayons, or pick named colors from your color library that you curate yourself. On iPad, drag and drop from the sidebar to any palette. Copy a variety of developer-focused code representations, like RGB, hex, Objective-C, Swift and SwiftUI. Paste hex codes into the sliders color picker. Copy a pixel bitmap representation of a palette to paste into your favorite pixel editor, share a screen-sized version to set as your wallpaper or Apple Watch face, or export a palette to Procreate®. In the free version, try out the built-in library, and add your own palettes up to a limit of 20 items total. Upgrade to the unlimited version using in-app purchase.



  • Startlingly bad support

    By Reviewed By Again
    Which is to say no support.
  • Great App

    By Hypnotized Dragonflies
    Easy to use. Beautiful UI. Exports in many formats. I have a lot of apps, as most of us do. This is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review.
  • Pastel helps me use obscure hex values

    By hammerikaner
    My organization has a set color palette and some of them I’ve got memorized (#005596!) and others are tougher 🤦 Pastel helps me quickly access those values when I need them for different projects. It does what it says on the tin and it does it well. What else needs to be said? 5 stars!
  • Just about perfect, but -

    By capnbsa
    I would really love to have a color picker. I poked around for a bit but couldn't find one. Other than that, this app is perfect for organizing color palettes.
  • Lots of Potential!

    By handshaper
    I really want to like this app as I have a real need for it, but it is very buggy and does not work as advertised! I cannot drag and drop colors from the color sidebar into a palette, why? There is no way of duplicating a color in a palette as thuis is the easiest way of creating a range of colors. Color names do not survive, when you view a color in a palette the name is erased when you exit. It should also make name editing more accessible and they should be displayed more promimently. Support through Twitter is not what I would call support, so it is basically non-existent, which is a shame. I want to support development of tools like this but it is hard to do if the software does not work correctly and there is no way to report problems except through a review.
  • It was .....interesting.....

    By kenna k.1023
    I was expecting more of a coloring game but I will except it
  • Widget doesn't work :-(

    By Mitchemus B. Maximus
    As a graphic designer with 30 different clients who all have different brand colors, this app had me salivating over its potential. UNFORTUNATELYYYY, the widget just says "Loading...." in the week since downloading, and hasn't changed in the week since I installed it. If it started working, I'd give this 5 stars in a second because of all the time it'd save copying color codes every day.
  • Love this app

    By awfrost
    I love this app, it would be perfect if it had a color picker or an easier way to import colors.
  • 1000000000000

    By stars\\\
    1000000000000 stars
  • Nice but....

    By Ckdontes
    I guess I just don’t understand the purpose of having just a plain colored widget that provides no information. If it could be used as a background with a clock or something I could understand it.