Productivity Tip: Color Coordinate with Adobe Kuler

Sometimes an application is released that is so ridiculously simple, you wonder why it didn’t come around years ago.

Adobe Kuler is the new-ish web community of designers submitting something very simple and very useful: the color swatch.

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Why is this useful? Well as you may know, horrible color combinations are around us everywhere, even historically:

An example of some historically bad color combos.
An example of some historically bad color combos.

So now, with the help of thousands of people you can browse hundreds-of-thousands of color combinations instantly. The Adobe Kuler desktop air application makes this process even simpler (read: faster).

My mind is still buzzing by all the potential uses for this.

From not messing up your house

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Well, this is actually kind of interesting.

to learning to dress yourself properly

Bad Clothes
What?

Adobe Kuler has the potential to create a revolution of ease on the eyes.

And my favorite use so far, is the After Effects designer’s approach, ingeniously displayed here from Maltaannon