Thursday, March 10, 2011

Color Study

This week I'm rolling out a new feature for Designerland: The Wonderful World of Kuler. What's Kuler, you ask? Kuler is a program designed by Adobe that allows designers to create special color palettes, save them and share them with others through extensions in the Adobe Creative Suite. With a BFA in painting and a few color theory courses under my belt, I'm obsessed with color. You didn't think typography was the only thing I enjoyed, did ya?  My goal is simply to highlight the various color palettes used within the parks. Without further ado I give you our first color palette, Walt Disney World's The Haunted Mansion facade.

There are actually tons of colors used within the character paint for the Mansion, so these are just a few of the colors present within that spectrum. I hope to showcase a few other palettes used within the Haunted Mansion further down the road, so stay tuned.

So the next time you’re having trouble picking out colors for a project, be it a brochure design or painting your home, just jump on over to Kuler. To access the color palettes within CS, simply open Kuler in your extensions and search for “disneydesignerland”. I hope you all enjoy this new feature and get some use out of it—I know I will! 


  1. Super-Cool Idea Richard!
    Being a designer myself, I’m always obsessed with color, nice to know someone who is also.
    (If you keep going like this, I’ll have to move you to the top of the links on my site! :)
    Keep-up the good work!

  2. Thanks Josh. Yeah I had the idea a few months back and didn't know when I was going to roll it out. I'm turning it into a slight game and not telling readers where the palette is used from now on. They'll have to jump on over to Kuler to find out the answer. Thanks again for the compliments and tune back in for more type, apparel and now color palettes.