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Re: [Icehouse] Re: New Treehouse Colors - Ideas

  • From"mice r.r." <miceland@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 10 Aug 2007 13:24:29 -0700
All this discussion about colors is making my head spin.

I ordered my colorblind persons set.

and one color

Since there are no other colors its doesn't have to be set apart from anything.

Plus I am red green so in theory i am seeing it more or less correctly.

I look forward to people's leftover stashes from being hocked on ebay.

What do you think the least desireable/ most often sold color will be?

I say orange.


On 8/10/07, David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yay!
> > From: Andy Looney <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > I think Brown would be a great opaque color.
> >
> > That's what we've been talking about lately too. The set needs to include a
> > solitary opaque, and Chocolate sounds good to me.
> >
> > > I also like the idea of "Smoke" as a translucent color.
> >
> > This and something in the magenta/hot pink area are strong contenders.
> I realize nothing is set in stone, but you've give us a LOT about which
> to speculate!
> The data:
> Brown - the opaque (so it's not a 4 opaque "flip-mode" set)
> Smoke - AKA fog, transparent gray/black compliment, neutral
> Magenta - warm and a light compliment to purple
> OR Pink - warm and a light compliment to red
> So what would "fill out" that set? What two other colors would work
> towards the light/dark or warm/cool compliments? What other "eco" colors
> would work with those? Hmmmm...
> OK, my guesses:
> Forest Green - gets us a cool in the set AND gets us a dark compliment
> to Green AND it's "eco" AND it's my favorite color (for reasons which
> should be obvious to anyone who knows my Rabbit Bio nickname)
> ...
> And I'm a bit stumped. I've been clicking in a color wheel and just
> can't find a spot that's not covered already, or that's a good
> 'compliment' to this set so far.
> I thought of Sky Blue, but there's already two blues (light and dark,
> warm and cool) so that's a bit overkill. Maybe pink AND magenta is the
> way to go? It gives us a light compliment to red....
> This is harder than I thought! :) I bet someone who knows what they're
> doing in PhotoShop could put one triangle of every color on a
> transparent background and run a Histogram analysis, to see what "holes"
> (valleys, on a histogram) are evident. That might point out
> under-represented bands of the spectrum.
> Fun stuff!
> David
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