Color Inspiration with Adobe Kuler

First off, I have to say my hubby is the best at finding hot new apps!  Then he tells me about them, and I evangelize to you!  Ha.  Lucky you!  (p.s. I'll have to post about the other apps below.  aaaand notice my homage to champsicles?) 

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I've used the Adobe Kuler website in the past, but I'm so glad they came out with an app--it's much better suited to work on a mobile device.  Adobe Kuler is a color scheme generator.  I imagine it could be used for several artistic purposes, but I LOVE using it for home decor and design.  

Let's say you want to redecorate a room around a fun new ikat pillow you found.  Just snap a photo of the inspiration piece in the Kuler app, and it will automatically pull colors and create a palette for you based on your inspiration.  If your object has many colors, you can also drag and choose which of those you'd like to pull in the app.  

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Kuler also allows you to choose other color rules (like complementary, monochromatic, and shades) to create other schemes branching from the original color or palette.  I think this is especially helpful to find clashing colors you'd like to avoid.  

I've already gone on a summery palette craze, as you can see here.  Looks like my common colors are a honey, buttery yellow, coral, and orange.  Sounds about right!  Oh, and do you recognize that third one?  Rifle Paper Co. all the way, baby!

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This is SUCH a great tool for decorating--you should all get it!  Oh yes, and it's free, and oh so pretty, yahoo!   Download it now and send me all your color palettes, wheeee!