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Re: [Icehouse] New Treehouse Colors - Ideas

  • From"JK Grence" <jkgrence@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 10 Aug 2007 00:52:58 -0700
I know what I'd like to see... blacklight responsive colors.  Pink, orange, lime, and blue, all bright enough to be seen across the room, along with the opaque black pieces for contrast.

On 8/9/07, Alan Anderson <aranders@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
As a postscript to the discussion of Rainbow<->Xeno color mapping a
couple of months ago, I proposed a set of colors to maintain the warm/
cool/light/dark/opaque pattern I pointed out.

Warm:Magenta  Cool:Aqua  Light:Pink  Dark:Brown  Opaque:Grey

If it weren't for brown, I might call it the "Pastel" set.

Riffing on Jeff's light/dark train of thought, that gives pairs for
many of the colors:  white/black, pink/red,  aqua/green, cyan/blue,
yellow/brown, and if you stretch a bit, magenta/purple.

The leftovers are clear, opaque grey, and orange.  I think an even
more hypothetical fourth Treehouse set should try to pair up with
those three, adding another light/dark pair to fill out the set of
five.  A dark version of clear would obviously be "smoke".  Grey is
problematic, being both "light black" and "dark white"
simultaneously, and most likely a different shade of opaque grey
would be required.  Orange too is a very medium shade -- darken it
much and it gets close to red, lighten it and it approaches yellow.
I think one might be able to make it just dark enough to produce a
distinct "pumpkin" shade.  What's left in the spectrum is the puce/
lavender range, and I think one might be able to find a deep violet
that is distinct from purple, and a light mauve that is distinct from

Warm:Pumpkin  Cool:Mauve  Light:Smoke  Dark:Violet  Opaque:OtherGrey
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