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What’s your color scheme?

March 10, 2011, 14:10 pm  Posted by Lark
 

Here's a screen grab of what the Website Kuler looks like when you're making your own color schemes from inspirational pictures.

I’ve recently rediscovered kuler online- an AWESOME Adobe site where you can load your own color palates that (because it’s an adobe site) are accessible from Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. How is this helpful? … The possibilities are endless. You can create personalized palettes from pictures- so- say you’re planning on making a beautiful necklace and you’re inspired by the colors in a flower- you can load a picture of the dress and work from the photo! Same goes from planning color schemes/palates. Here’s a video that shows a more detailed explaination of how to use it:

Coming up with a color palate on kuler can help you pair down your color choices. This necklace, made by Nathalie Mornu, has very simiar coloring to the flower color palate I chose, above.

Good luck with creating, using, and becoming inspired on kuler! It’s also fun to browse around other color schemes users have made. So far, my favorites are “Victorian Lacier,” “Raygun Gothic” and “Cosmic Moss.” …It’s also fun to name your colors! Let me know if you’ve made any of your own!

 
 
 
 

15 Responses

    PaintarificNinja says:

    I’ve used Kuler before. Pretty handy. You can even glean ideas from it when you’re struggling with paint colors for your latest weekend painting project. There are some funny color scheme names too.

    Abby says:

    I <3 Kuler. Colourlovers is amazing too. :)

    Teresa says:

    How awesome to be able to name your own color! It might be better than getting to name a star.

    Suzanne says:

    This looks like fun! I am always looking for good ways to pick colors. Thanks!

    what an interesting tool.  the internet never ceases to amaze me with it’s plethora of interesting sites waiting to be discovered!

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