Posts tagged colour
Posts tagged colour
6 Color Scheme ToolsCOLORlovers
The biggest resource community for colour palettes as well as patterns. Plus points that they spell “colour”correctly my British way.Kuler
From Adobe it pretty much works the same way as COLORlovers where you also create your own schemes or edit others accordingly.Colorotate
This site is a little more interactive and fun with the 3D elements. In addition there are few fun mixing/blending options.Color Scheme Designer
The Wheel! A great resource for creating schemes as well options for “light-er” or “dark-er” versions.Pictaculous
There are a few picture-to-colours applications but this is my favourite as, in my opinion, its most accurate. In addition to finding you colours from an image you’ve uploaded, it suggests other similar colour schemes from Colourlovers and Kuler. You can also download swatch files which I find useful.Color Palette Generator (DeGraeve.com)
If you’re lazy or don’t have the image on your computer, this site lets you use URL’s instead.
Reblog for later because I always lose these.
Shall we paint this room Her Majesty’s Primrose Yellow or Her Majesty’s Crystal Blue? Thank goodness Pantone has made a Queen-shaped colo[u]r wheel. (via Styleite)
Wow guys, wow! This actually a real thing; not some fancy photoshop but a real pantone product!
Okay, I’ve seen this do the reblogging rounds a couple of times and people it’s time for me to drop some knowlege on you. THIS IS NOT REAL.
This looks to me like a concept thing done by a graphic artist or similar in uni. Colour theory and stuff can tell us why; for starters the ink wells of Red, Green and Blue are nice and all but those are the primary colours of light, or additive colour. Sure they are the primary colours we see, but we see light, paints and inks are subtractive (meaning if you mix them you get closer to black, not white), so you’d need something like Cyan, Yellow and Magenta (like on a printer).
The next and much larger issue is a doosy, computers ee colours very differently to us; we might see that apple and say “oh it’s red” but look at it closely there’s bits of light red, and dark red and even some white and black in it; exactly which red do you want. Humans are good at simplifying collours, machines are not good at simplifying at all.
The final issue is of value, colours are often defined by three thing, Hue (what colour something is), saturation (how colourful that thing is) and value (how much colour is there, basically shade); value changes based on light and plenty of other stuff, ever noticed how really fancy photogrophers photos look so awesome and vibrant/desaturated (depending on the photogropher) but your’s just look plain and a bit dull. That’s got a lot to doing with lighting, so your saturation and value.
now when you put this pen wand thing over something it will cast a shadow and change the lighting, which will change the colour.
So there you go my rambelling rant about why this thing is not, and probably cannot be.