Monday, October 03, 2005

Coloring Ten

Ten Things About Colors

1. Over at, download Munsell Color Conversion Program software for free.

2. Also from, an Online Color Metric Converter.

3. Color Maker -- want to change the colors on your weblog or site and aren't sure how they'll look? Lab rat them here.

4. -- everything you wanted to know about colors but were afraid to ask.

5. Claudia Cortes's Color in Motion -- my daughter introduced me to this site, which is all about primary color symbolism and meaning. There's an interactive lab, and great flash movies (blue and purple are my favorites.) Perfect for you elementary teachers out there, and fun for the kid in all of us.

6. For the Mac users out there, download a free copy of HTML Colors.

7. For the fashion slaves, Pantone's Top Ten Fashion Colors for Fall 2005 -- all of which I look hideous in, thanks a lot, Pantone.

8.'s What Color Are You?quiz. I took it and was hoping to get my favorite color, green, but I came out a greeny-blue Teal: Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well. Your saturation level is very high - you are all about getting things done. The world may think you work too hard but you have a lot to show for it, and it keeps you going. You shouldn't be afraid to lead people, because if you're doing it, it'll be done right. Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.

(So this means I'm perfect, right?)

9. Do you see the color, or the word, or the color of the word? Test yourself against The Stroop Effect.

10. Through the 6X6X6 Color Cube -- 216 colors, one interactive voyage.


  1. I don't know how you come up with these lists. I mean, really: I look at them and think about how long it would take me to put one together, and I'm impressed.

    Always interesting, often useful, these roundups of yours. I'm now using RoughDraft because of one of them.

  2. PS. I'm light cyan, which is probably my second-least favourite colour after greenish-yellow.

  3. Anonymous7:31 PM

    Rampant insomnia + insatiable curiosity, Dean. My bookmark list is starting to resemble War & Peave.

    Stay away from all things yellow, even partially yellow. It's an evil color.

  4. Anonymous7:31 PM

    Tell me I did not just spell Peace "Peave."

  5. Must have been subliminal. It couldn't have been you. Must have been the Blogger Gremlins. They do it to me all the time.

    (And I believe we're the same color.)

  6. I dunno, I kind of like "War and Peave". "War and Peeve". It's good.


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