HSL color model: what it does, when it’s useful, and how it compares to RGB

There are very few people that haven’t heard of the concept of presenting colors as a combination of red, green, and blue – and I’m not talking only about developers or designers here. RGB is undeniably a popular color model – but is it also the most intuitive? Not really, because it doesn’t fully correspond with the way humans perceive colors. If you’re looking for a more approachable alternative that takes into account hue, saturation, and lightness, you’ve come to the right place – because in this article, I’m going to introduce you to... HSL! Ready to slide across the color wheel?

see what we can create for you

more creative stories

We use cookies on this site to improve performance. By browsing this site you are agreeing to this. For more information see our Privacy policy I understand