Color change Problems
I have a collection of swatch colors that I save, and for some reason, they are all getting dull. A bright orange to darker gradient turns to a muddy orange and all of the swatches are dull. I copy the logo from an older file and realize how dull my colors have become. You can see how dull the colors have become in the attached image. Also, the Graphic Styles have become duller. You can see the new refreshed colors form a different file with the two swatches at the middle bottom of the Graphic Styles window. This is a VERY serious problem, because all of the colors on my artboard have switched to these duller colors, so I have to update them to the original. Not sure why this is happening, but it needs to be fixed.
Also, is there a way you can make a global gradient change an option that you have to choose to do, because it's changing gradients that I don't want changed. Both of these problems are VERY FRUSTRATING and waste my time.
Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.
The most obvious explanation is the wrong document color mode.
'Bright' RGB swatches get duller when File > Document Color Mode is CMYK — because the range of the RGB color space is wider than the CMYK, designed for printing with process color paints.
If this is the case — it is expected.
However, I can see quite vivid color swatches in the screenshot.
This can probably mean that swatches were double-converted? It can also be a straight bug, but the circumstances are unknown, therefore it’s tough to even start the investigation...
In any case, this needs more details and the exact steps to replicate the problem.
Please comment back.
PANH HOANG commented
I just met this problem as well. The file colour getting dull when I work. I have to open my starter file to check if it change the colour and it is.
Arthur Augerot commented
has it been fixed? I often have the same problem.