Curio and Kuler colors

Kuler, if you haven't heard, is an awesome community-based site for creating color schemes, hosted by Adobe.

Kuler has a programmer interface and I've had a to-do for months now to add Kuler to Curio.

Well, after reading this nifty post by John Nack I've discovered that Curio now has easy access to Kuler thanks to Lithograph's CocoaKuler.

CocoaKuler integrates into the Mac's system color picker, which is compatible with most Cocoa applications - including Curio - and some Carbon apps as well.

So, in Curio, after installing CocoaKuler, you double-click a color swatch in the Inspector or choose Format > Show Colors. Next, click on the CocoaKuler icon in the color picker.

You can easily find the most popular, the newest, or the highest rated color schemes. Resize the color picker window and you'll see a sweet CoverFlow-like interface for zooming through the available colors. Then you can click a color anywhere to select it.

Now you can easily create mind map colors where the various levels have complementary Kuler-inspired colors. Or find that perfect color combo by searching for "hot pink".

CocoaKuler is in beta right now but, if you work with colors, I encourage you to check it out!

Update: Looks like they've renamed it to Mondrianum and released a beta 2.

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