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Re: [Icehouse] Monochrome stashes and Loco Colors.

  • FromChristopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 7 Sep 2007 07:56:25 -0400
On Sep 7, 2007, at 4:43 AM, Scott Sulzer wrote:

Then again, people are calling cyan a lighter version of blue when it is, in fact, a combination of blue and green, therefore not a shade of blue but a color in and of itself, as is magenta a combination of red and blue, not a lighter shade of red.  Both of which work to make the entire light/dark arguments moot, canceling the entire line of thought as well as this argument, true?

Right.  That's exactly what I meant with my "color is perception" comment.  Average people aren't going to look at a color and say, "Well, that's not strictly a shade of this other color, because it has a different hue, not just a different saturation and/or luminosity."  They are going to a look at it and call it whatever color is closest in the Crayola box...