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Adobe Kuler Colour Scheme Generator

I am a programmer that, like many others, lacks basically any form of creativity. Sadly, I am not one of those talented people who can both design and program well. Hence, when I start working on a new website, I always play around with colour scheme generators to get the swatch of colours to use. I know generally what I want the base colour to be, but I just need a little assistance finding colours that work well with that particular base colour. Before, my favourite colour scheme generator used to be the one at Wellstyled.com (external link), but recently I discovered Adobe Kuler (external link), which I am finding more useful.

Screenshot of Adobe Kuler

Adobe Kuler is a tool that lets designers easily create and share colour schemes. Kuler has a much nicer interface than Wellstyled.com and offers a host of additional features. One of my favourite features is the ability to create a colour scheme based on an image. I find this particularly useful for branding your website. For example, if you want your website to feel nature-like, then using Kuler you can derive a good colour scheme from an image of a Norwegian fjord, a Canadian forest, the Amazon Rainforest, etc.

You can also find a lot of amazing existing colour schemes to use through Kuler. Also, you could create some good colour schemes yourself and share them via Kuler! It is a neat little tool I stumbled upon and you should check it out if you're struggling with creating a colour scheme for your own website.

Comments

  • Just took a quick look and I have to say it seems really nice and usefully, nice find will bookmark it right away.

    Posted by Markus Maga (external link) on Wed 17 Sep 2008 at 17:36