Believe it or not, Those blue and green spirals are the same color. What’s more, all those lines that look like they’re cutting through all the stripes aren’t continuous, and some of them are orange while some are purple. When the bluish green is crossed by orange, it looks green, and when it’s crossed by purple, it looks blue.
From Buzzhunt, via The Morning News.
We already know that according to AkzoNobel’s Color Futures report, the color for 2011 is yellow. What I didn’t tell you is that AkzoNobel’s color for 2010 is an “airy and optimistic blue“.
Colour Lovers ran an unscientific poll of users to see what people said their personal colors of 2010 were. And while many of AkzoNobel’s colleagues in color expertise also predicted cool colors for the year, Colour Lovers’ sample ranked reds and oranges at the top.
According to paint company AkzoNobel, the big color of 2011 will be lemon yellow. They see today’s world appreciating natural beauty, so their annual report includes a lot of greens, blues, and earth tones in the palette for next year.
Via Design You Trust.
Also tagged 2011, paint, yellow
Ars Technica clarifies the idea that magenta isn’t a real color. The bottom line is that if magenta isn’t a real color because it doesn’t live on the electromagnetic spectrum, then neither is – say – light green a real color.
If you look at a standard CIE chromaticity diagram, which maps wavelengths of light according to human perception, you'll note that every point along the curve corresponds to a single wavelength of light. Magenta, as it were, lies along what's commonly called the "pink-purple line" that runs across the bottom. All colors along this line do not exist as single wavelengths. But, all points inside the "color bag" above that line do not exist as single wavelengths, either.