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russ lipton
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Shades of ... color schemes
Oct 19th, 2011, 11:16am
 
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Reply #1 - Oct 19th, 2011, 12:27pm
 
Those are very pleasant palettes, Russ.  

"cold turkey red" - yes!!  Wink
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Reply #2 - Oct 19th, 2011, 1:39pm
 
Yeah, cold turkey red seems somehow evocative, doesn't it ... but of what, one wonders?

And why, prithee, is 'william' blue? Or 'norway' green? Then again, why is 'gin' green? That does not evoke happy thoughts.

And (I asked myself), who are the lucky ones who earn a living by devising thousands of name for colors?

... so very many ontological questions to resolve for color schemes.

(mainly, I wanted to avoid collisions with existing default colors as well as with other schemes of my own, though the named colors be ever so charming or 'witty').

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Reply #3 - Oct 19th, 2011, 7:15pm
 
I suspect that turkey red is an old pigment name, and refers to Turkey.

Idea: might these schemes be even more harmonious if you added just a touch of the central color to each of the grays?  So, for example, the shades of blue would have a range of very neutral blue-grays that are tinted with William Blue.
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Reply #4 - Oct 19th, 2011, 7:33pm
 
Mark, that's a great idea which I hadn't considered - will give it a shot.

I'm also experimenting with a scheme which looks reasonably good to two different types of color-blind users; and, of course, for those with normal color vision. It uses the same, single set of hex color values. Obviously, some of the colors look different to a given user, depending on their disability, but the total set seems nicely differentiated in all three cases. Only a few colors will need renaming so shared names/values make sense. Rather tricky, but interesting and maybe even useful.
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