Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kuler and Springspiration

Have you used Kuler?
It's a color palette creating software designed by the geniuses at Adobe.
If you have Adobe, apparently you can use your program to really manipulate your color palettes, save them and do all kinds of cool stuff.
Unfortunately, I don't have Adobe, but I do have a Print Screen button!!
Here's what I do to create really inspirational color palettes for Spring.
First up, find a photo, these are fashion runway shots from the Spring 2012 collections of these designers. I've taken the screen shot and used Paint to crop it into a photo that I've then saved on my desktop.
This is a very Katherine Hepburn-esque design from Caroline Herrera.

I then visited my Kuler page (link above) and clicked on the little "Upload" button...I found my photo, plugged it in, and viola!
Instant inspiration and color breakdown:

You can also play around with the buttons on the left changing the color scheme, or move the little dots where you want them to create your own from the best colors in the outfit.
I really find endless inspiration from doing this.
Here are a few to get you started:
Emilio Pucci

Burberry London
(Even in Spring, they're wearing sweaters in London!)

Dolce and Gabanna

Have fun!
Oh, and to save your inspiration, just click the PrtSc button on your keyboard and then paste into Paint. Save the Paint picture as a JPEG. Start a little folder on your desktop and when you find yourself in a creative rut, just hop on over for a little Springspiration!


  1. I was wondering where those things come from! Thanks for the info.

  2. Kuler is so Koooool! :) Thanks for referencing it. I have the Adobe suite so I am curious to see where it will take me!

  3. I loved the colors very much!!!! thanks a lot for the information...I didn´t know it...

  4. Thank you for telling us about this! It really is "kuhl"...

  5. I'm just getting caught up on my blog reading--thanks for the Kuler tips!

  6. Thanks for the inspiration!
    And even in Spring we sometimes have to wear thick coats as well as jumpers (sweaters) in the UK, even down here on the south coast. It has been known to snow in April!