Melanocytes, derived from neural crest cells, are involved in melanin production. This protocol describes a method to generate induced melanocytes (iMelanocytes) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) using a suspension culture system, which considerably improves the differentiation efficiency. The most critical parts of this protocol are the selection of a reliable iPSC line with strong potential to differentiate into melanocytes and their stemness maintenance. For complete information on the use and generation of this protocol, please refer to our Cell Reports article, Liu el al. (2019).