Why is it that when I use the in-built Kuler extension in Illustrator CS4 the colour values are completely different when I "Add selected themes to swatches" to those on the Kuler website.
As an random example, take this theme: soothing by milolily (http://kuler.adobe.com/#themeID/68960)
Here's what the colours are on the Kuler website and what they end up being in the Swatch palette in Illustrator:
R:52, G:97, B:107 ---> R:70, G:107, B:129
R:52, G:21, B:54 ---> R:82, G:48, B:55
R:123, G:137, B:156 ---> R:147, G:154, B:169
R:14, G:22, B:51 ---> R:26, G:32, B:63
R:160, G:189, B:140 ---> R:182, G:192, B:167
Check out the screenshot to see how huge the difference is visually.
I thought perhaps it was something to do with whether the Document Color Mode was set to RGB or CMYK but it doesn't seem to make a difference.
Any ideas anyone?? It's driving me insane!
It's because theme is saved in CMYK. The RGB values displayed in kuler website are as per the Web color conversion whereas Illustrator utililises their own conversion. If you notice, in CMYK documents, values are displayed correctly.
Hope this resolves your doubt.