PasteColor Color Copy Paste Tool for Windows Color Pickers

PasteColor is a Windows color picker helper tool that helps you copy or paste color values with ease.


You probably know the situation when you know a color code (e.g. #924519) and would like to paste it into the Windows color picker. Yes, you can't, as there is no input box or button for that. You have to find out the RGB values and type the 0-255 numbers MANUALLY into the corresponding red-green-blue fields (yikes!).

And, of course, the same holds true for the copy part.

Now let's copy this color code... wait! I can't!

PasteColor helps copying or pasting color codes to Windows color picker by showing an input box where you can enter specific keywords.


Enough said, straight to download →


PasteColor input box


After launched, PasteColor sits on the system tray.

Double-clicking on it or selecting "Settings" from the right-click tray menu will bring up the "Settings" window.

PasteColor settings window

Here you can set the following options:


When hitting PasteColor's hotkey to show the input box, you can enter the following keywords:

Input Color Formats

PasteColor accepts the following RGB and HTML Hex color formats as input:

User-defined Colors

You can define your own colors in the "Settings.ini" file under the "USERCOLOR" section, e.g. MyCorporateGreen = #071.

Then enter "MyCorporateGreen" (without the quotes) to PasteColor's input box to paste color "#071".

Any number of custom colors can be defined. This feature has no GUI at the moment.

Tested Applications

PasteColor's main target is the built-in Windows color picker but can be used in other applications as well.

Tested applications:
(application marked with asterix needs Force alternative send mode)

If you experience issues in an application, try checking "Force alternative Send method" or increase the "Send" delay in PasteColor's settings. If neither works, please report a bug (see contact at the bottom).


version 0.1 (25/02/2013)

version 0.0 (04/09/2012)


Many thanks to guinness for helping me out when AutoIt was too much for me.

Also gathered many useful tips and hints from the AutoIt forum.

Application icon is from Fugue Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane.


Free. No limitations.


PasteColor is provided "as is" and "with all faults." The developer makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the safety, suitability, lack of viruses, inaccuracies, typographical errors, or other harmful components of PasteColor. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software, and you are solely responsible for determining whether PasteColor is compatible with your equipment and other software installed on your equipment. You are also solely responsible for the protection of your equipment and backup of your data, and the developer will not be liable for any damages you may suffer in connection with using, modifying, or distributing PasteColor.


Download the latest version of PasteColor with source code. Both x86 and x64 version are included.

Download PasteColor v0.1 | 1 MB

Downloaded 2504 times since 03/2013


The Portable Freeware Collection where initial builds were discussed


Please contact me if you have a feature request or report a bug to


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