I'm not sure if anyone else has encountered this, here is the scenario:
I create a CMYK color swatch in Kuler and save the swatch, download it as a .ase file, and then load the swatch in Photoshop CC 2014.
When the swatch is loaded all of the colors are lighter than the colors in my kuler swatch.
The below image shows the top kuler swatch, and the colors that were imported once loaded in Photoshop.
TOP: screenshot of my kuler swatch from the kuler website
BOTTOM: screenshot of the colors from my swatch once imported into Photoshop CC 2014
Does anyone know why this is happening and how it can be fixed?
That's because color management is different in Kuler and PS. The good news is that Kuler Panel is now available for PS 2014 at https://creative.adobe.com/addons/products/2507
You can directly set active color from this panel or include the whole theme into the swatches panel without change in appearance.