BrandColors was created in July 2012 by me (Galen Gidman) as a fun side project. The goal was to create a helpful reference for the brand color codes that I needed most often. The original site contained roughly 30 colors, took about an hour-and-a-half to code, and lived on my personal site.
Since then it has moved to its own domain, had 4 major redesigns with countless revisions, been featured by Smashing Magazine, CSS-Tricks, Web Design Depot, Tuts+, and over 2 million pageviews. There are now over 600 brands with 1600 colors and the collection is always growing.
I made the site, and thus, am also writing this. You can follow me on Twitter @galengidman.
I’m not sure what his real name is. I’m guessing Drake Kevin Hamsing, but Darrin Kevlar is also a possibility. Either way, he handles tons of the data entry work and I couldn’t do it without him. You can follow ‘ol DKH on Twitter @dkhamsing.