Last week Steve Rubel from Micro Persuasion wrote about Adobe Labs’ new and beautiful “social colouring” site called Kuler. He describes it thusly:
“[Adobe] unveiled a social network called kuler. Basically it’s a place for designers to share color combinations for different purposes. The site has tags, RSS feeds and desktop and Apollo widgets as well. Using the site, designers can upload color combinations they used for different projects.”
But wait! It’s so much more than that. It’s a site where designers can earn bragging rights to combinations of colour groupings that even Martha Stewart hasn’t marketed yet. It’s a place to get inspired about colour, to take ownership of swatches, to be judged by your peers. Not only is it a place to be inspired, but it’s also a serious colour theory tool that matches most commercial products in it’s complexity. My one complaint is the limit of 5 colours per swatch family, but the rest is a glorious spectrum of fun.