Need Color Swatches

Adobe has a great website called Kuler that helps create useful color schemes to jump start the design process. This site allows you to upload an image and create swatches from the tones within. It also has options on how to interpret the colors for specific looks or tone styles.

If you are in need of some color inspiration, this is a great place to start. Visit Kuler

Now if you need some more inspiration, I would start by checking out some of the Video Copilot Products!

41 RESPONSES TO "NEED COLOR SWATCHES"
Eivind
April 2nd, 2008 @ 10:35 pm
Thanks for the tip Andrew! :)
April 2nd, 2008 @ 10:38 pm
You can get it as a pallet in Adobe Illustrator too under Window > Adobe Labs. I live by Kuler! Well... that and Video Copilot.
DrF
April 2nd, 2008 @ 10:43 pm
Thanks for this Andrew.
SnoOow
April 2nd, 2008 @ 11:01 pm
Thank You !!
April 2nd, 2008 @ 11:01 pm
WOW... where was this 9 months ago. Would have been perfect, but regardless looks and sounds awesome. I'm going to go try it out.
Khaled
April 2nd, 2008 @ 11:39 pm
i think colourlovers.com is better
5ive&2wo
April 3rd, 2008 @ 12:11 am
Oh sweet, very slick find.

Thanks for the post ^^
motoracer
April 3rd, 2008 @ 12:21 am
Great tip andrew i get stuck on colors often.. as for the video co pilot discs.. i already own a stack of them.. of course :-D gotta support the hand that feeds us with all the killer tuts and info.
luke
April 3rd, 2008 @ 12:27 am
sweet
April 3rd, 2008 @ 1:47 am
I remember when I read Stu Maschwitz's book The DV Rebels Guide he mentioned a site that did something similar (but not for the purpose of creating color schemes like Kuler). Once I get home I'll see if I can find that link.
Sebastian
April 3rd, 2008 @ 3:13 am
Loay
April 3rd, 2008 @ 4:17 am
This site is Perfect.........
It's very useful in selecting your design's color
Thankssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Jeff
April 3rd, 2008 @ 5:50 am
There is also a great program called GenoPal that will allow you to eyedrop a color anywhere on your screen to create a pallet of colors that work together.

http://genopal.com/index.htm
April 3rd, 2008 @ 7:21 am
this is been around for quite some time, highly helpful though


also check out the Kuler swatch panel in flash, for flash developers
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
April 3rd, 2008 @ 7:31 am
thanks^^, Kuler sounds like color with a wrong pronunciation.
the site could be pretty useful im gonna check it out
April 3rd, 2008 @ 7:51 am
I've wanted something like this for ages! It crossed my mind that a site like that must be out there somewhere before, but I never really found a good one. This is exactly what I needed!

Thanks!!
HOBO_MIDGET
April 3rd, 2008 @ 9:26 am
awesome, ive been looking for something like this for a while, and ive had like $0 to buy books on it
April 3rd, 2008 @ 9:58 am
Nice tool, but to be honest it only has a value to color deaf as a real designer would not need a software to match colors and another problems with these tools is that they play too safe - they pick up safe colors, so if a person relies on those palettes, all of the designs would end up plain and not daring enough

But thanks anyway :)
Joe Avino
April 3rd, 2008 @ 10:45 am
Nice, very useful.
S. Gilbert
April 3rd, 2008 @ 11:32 am
Thanks, definitly a huge time saver. and with over 36,000 presets, well it's sure to keep me busy for a while
Grim
April 3rd, 2008 @ 11:56 am
Try out the "Create from photo" feature. Another 1/2 hour you'll never get back...
bwoogie
April 3rd, 2008 @ 12:19 pm
Bookmarked! Thanks for the tip!
April 3rd, 2008 @ 12:32 pm
Excellent Tip. Thanks Andrew!
Adam
April 3rd, 2008 @ 1:23 pm
Mm looks very nice and promising but I dont really know how to use it atm ;D WIll figure it out one day or someone can help me ;d
guyy
April 3rd, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
that's right videocopilot products rock!!
highdefw
April 3rd, 2008 @ 5:00 pm
lol, "inspiration"

I'm waiting for the Advanced DVD. I'll be getting that the second it comes out.
April 3rd, 2008 @ 7:48 pm
This is always a fun place to go, it totally is worth a look, you may even feel some of the combos of color give you nastalgic vibes...very interesting
...


thanks andrew i posted this site a while back, great minds think alike : ) ttyl

Dr. Benjamin Doolittle
Tim
April 4th, 2008 @ 12:27 am
Andrew, this is an awesome tool! Thanks for the heads up. It's very very cool that you share stuff like this with everyone. I hope you keep doing it.

By the way, I'm still saving for that Red Rock Micro adapter. (just gotta buy a few more 1.5TB drives first.)
Sandy
April 4th, 2008 @ 12:45 am
As usual, All the useful Tip comes from a singal website, "VIDEOCOPILOT"

Thnx Andrew for being so helpful.

Videocopilot ROCKZ! :)
Seth
April 4th, 2008 @ 5:42 am
Thanks Andrew.
Definitely a very strong and useful tool.
David May
April 4th, 2008 @ 10:02 am
All sounds very similar to;

http://www.colorschemer.com/
Tim
April 4th, 2008 @ 11:43 am
WOW, what an incredible design tool this is! Kuler is now at the very top of my design workflow:

http://www.timhull.com/kuler.html

Being able to pull complimentary colors quickly from an image is huge!

Thanks again Andrew!
Ben
April 4th, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
it is great. Ty so much. I always use www.colourlovers.com for inspiration. But you neven have enough resources :)
Sugu
April 7th, 2008 @ 10:06 pm
This site is 100% amazing. Many congratulations to take it that good!
Travis
April 8th, 2008 @ 1:01 pm
My company Metaliq in San Francisco developed this application for Adobe.
Jason
April 15th, 2008 @ 6:43 am
Very cool. I have always used www.colorcombos.com
s p O n g e
June 30th, 2008 @ 7:46 am
hey wow! thats a really cool site thx mman
January 14th, 2009 @ 9:44 am
Here's one more handy one that I use from time to time -
http://www.colorjack.com/sphere/
noushad
January 18th, 2009 @ 10:58 am
I think color schemer studio is best
April 21st, 2009 @ 7:27 am
I am currently working on a website job, and Kuler is helping out tremendously. I always get a mental block when selecting color schemes, and this Kuler item works wonders. Thanks Andrew.
December 2nd, 2010 @ 8:12 am
I LOVE Adobe Kuler. It's got some great color schemes
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