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A little library to deal with color conversions

My colleague Seb needed to convert some color values in PHP. He looked around for some good packages, but there weren’t any that fit the bill. So guess what he did? He just created a new package called spatie/color.

Here’s what it can do:

$rgb = Rgb::fromString('rgb(55,155,255)');

echo $rgb->red(); // 55
echo $rgb->green(); // 155
echo $rgb->blue(); // 255

echo $rgb; // rgb(55,155,255)

$rgba = $rgb->toRgba(); // `Spatie\Color\Rgba`
$rgba->alpha(); // 1
echo $rgba; // rgba(55,155,255,1)

$hex = $rgb->toHex(); // `Spatie\Color\Hex`
echo $hex; // #379bff

Currently the package only supports rgb, rgba and hex formats. If you need another format, submit a PR.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.
  • sald19

    great, I would like to have a method that generates random colors