I’ll have a plate of Creativity with a side order of Passion.

I wrote this post for another blog, but I think it’s perfectly applicable here. Enjoy.
~Daxx


Sometimes I hear people comment that they’re just not that creative. I often wonder what makes them think that. Why would anyone be comfortable living with that idea? As a creative person who works with graphics all day, I’m here to tell you that everyone is, and has always had the potential to be creative, and I’m going to tell you why.

Creativity is not just pretty graphics or designs. Creativity is more than that. It’s multi-layered and multi-levelled. It’s relative, and we all can do it. Maybe we can’t all create pretty pictures, but that doesn’t mean you are not a creative person.

Each of us has heard a quote where at least one person has remarked “I have to write that down”. That’s because language can be beautiful. Words and phrases that are strung together like pearls on a string can be memorable if done with care. They roll off your tongue like they were meant to be together.

We’ve all read literature where the author’s abilities in word-smithing made the material enjoyable to read. Advertisers have known this for a long time. It’s called copy-writing. They use it to write text for products and services that draws consumers in to read more and to buy the products. Since the forties, the big deal was writing slogans because they were bite-sized consumer information that were written to be memorable. Sometime, more often than not, they used humour to generate silly sayings like “where’s the beef?”, because as long as it was memorable, the consumers would buy. It didn’t even have to be grammatically correct.

Sometimes these phrases were so powerful they actually became part of the cultural lexicon. Here are some examples: “Don’t leave home without it” (American Express), “It keeps going, going and going” (Energizer), and “Good to the last drop” (Maxwell House). Slogans waxed and waned like the tides in the ocean, some lasting a generation or until events made them distasteful and others spanning multiple generations.

Language is like that. A well-written book is a another example of when thoughts and ideas are conveyed in such a succinctly perfect way that it’s more than just pleasurable to read. A well-crafted story is a thing of beauty. The point is that language, specifically writing, is an art form. Anyone can do it and with a little care and common sense, produce something that is memorable. It’s also the reason why some people, such as some politicians and presidents of large firms hire specially trained people who write many of the words that come out of their mouths. They recognize the power of words and want what they say to always be memorable and have some level of importance. That not exactly creativity, but they do recognize the word-smithing abilities of the people they hire.

Art form aside, creativity doesn’t have to involve art at all. Take the lowly potato chip. This now commonplace little demon of our waistlines was invented in 1853 by chef George Crum at Moon’s Lake House near Saratoga Springs, New York. Crum created the snack in reaction to a customer who continuously sent his fried potatoes back complaining that they weren’t crunchy enough. Crum sliced the potatoes as thin as possible in reaction, fried and salted them. His customer loved them and “Saratoga Chips” were born. Crum’s solution was a stroke of high-cholesterol genius and it was his creativity that got him there.

Let’s say you work with numbers seven days a week in a cramped cubicle on a crowded floor and when the five o’clock bell rings you can’t wait to get home. You’re not rushing to get out because you hate your job, but because you can’t wait to get home and work on your garden. Creativity doesn’t have to be what you do with your time, but the passion you feel for it. You could be a horrible gardener who unceremoniously kills everything you touch, much to the horror of your neighbours. But that passion you feel, that fire in your belly to get going, that excitement is a form of creativity.

You could be a golfer who has one particular shot that you’ve perfected, and everything else you struggle with. You could be a golfer who is an amazing putter. It could be the one shot that you can cut through like “budd’ah”, but you couldn’t chip your way out of a paper bag. Some might argue that’s just skill, but I would counter that it was your passion for the game that fuelled you to invest the time to perfect that shot. It was your creativity that helped you find the solution that worked best for you.

Passion learning is something many of us do outside of work. It’s a yearning to learn something unrelated to your day job, a personal pleasure if you wish. We’ve all heard of people who have taken cooking courses after work. Passion learning is directly connected to creativity. You do it not because you have to, but because you want to. That yearning is the start of the fire that will become a passion. You don’t have to be great at whatever you do, just have the desire. That’s also creativity.

Here’s another example: You’ve just invited a guy you swear looks like Fred Flintstone into your home to fix your fuse box. Fred stays an hour and a half and charges you what can only be described as “close to your mortgage”. You might be freaking at your bill, but what you may not realize is that, according to his co-worker Barney Rubble, the work that Fred just did for you, to any other electrician, is in itself a work of art. To you, you can’t see that level of workmanship because you are not an electrician. It’s something that is outside your scope of aesthetics. Sometimes, you can’t see creativity when it’s right in front of you because creativity is relative.

Forget the graphics and pretty pictures. Take a closer look at your own life and I will bet a mortgage payment, you ARE a creative person. Take a look at your accomplishments in your work life and I would expect you to see much of that was driven by your passion, and it was your creativity that got you there.

(PS. I take Visa.)

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3 things I love about colour

When it comes to colour (theory), there are three things that I have always found intriguing in both design and painting: colour influence, the after-image effect and partitive colour.

Colour influence occurs when one colour spectrally changes or alters another. Most commonly, highly saturated colours can do this. In painting, strongly pigmented hues like Ultramarine for example, lying next door to an orange like Cadmium, can change the intensity to either dull it down to a light brown, or shift it more towards the magenta, creating an optical salmon. This is an effect that Mark Rothko used in his famous paintings such as this one…

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Note: Even though Rothko was classified as an abstract expressionist, he hated the term and classified himself as an “abstract painter”. I personally place him squarely in the realm of colour field painting.

In the sample above, you can clearly see how Rothko took great care in choosing each hue. Even the background is selected with great care and to great affect. The purple cast plays a primary role here and makes the Burnt Sienna tones “pop” due to the yellow in the sienna reacting with the background. The dark Prussian blue which is mixed with just enough green to give the colour a greenish cast, making it pop as well, because it’s also reacting to it’s dark plum background. The top bar, painted in muted reds, browns and violets has bits of red, making it link to the red in the background analogously and stabilizing the two lower bars because optically, it appears just slightly larger than the other two bars below it. The overall effect is that of enhancing and punching up color hues a notch or five.

The after-image effect is related to colour influence but on a more physical side. The after-image effect is something that happens to everyone on a bright sunny day. When you look at the sun and then go indoors, you are momentarily blinded. The rods and cones in your eyes are fully saturated with so much colour, you can’t focus for the first few seconds. Coming in from the brightly lit outdoors, the inside of your house will appear in shades of blurry grays and blacks. A few seconds later your eyes clear and you can see again. What you were seeing is actually the opposite colour to the brilliant colours from outside.

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You can make it happen too. Above are two images. If you block the other images and stare at the first blue image with the green chair for 30 seconds and then do the same to the red image, you’ll see the effect. The result is actually quite predictable.

You should see a pink glow around the blue chair as you stare at the second image. That is the after-image effect. Your eyes are trying to adjust to seeing more saturated colour than they can handle by creating the effect. The pink is exactly halfway between these two colours so you see a pink or magenta glow around the green chair.

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This colour wheel matches the RGB gamut used in the images above it.

Partitive colour is something we’ve all seen before. We see it in printing when printers use coarse screens and it’s the basis behind the short-lived pointillism movement in painting from the 1880’s. Also known as retinal mixing, it’s what happens when you look at small points of pure colour blended with other points of pure colour. Your eyes create the intended colour by optically mixing. It’s a remarkable effect when you think about it. Interestingly, you can’t stand close to these images to see the effect, but far away. (Think comic books of the 60s or Roy Lichtenstein).

Here is what you’re actually seeing. The first image is a close-up, the second is from viewing at a distance and the third image is what your eyes “think” they are seeing.

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In printing, this is an example of a typical application of partitive colour. To see this image clearly, take three steps back.

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Because life is colourful.

HTML Colour Values (hex, dec and named)

This first post lists all HTML colours, including their decimal and hex numbers, plus named and css enabled values. I’m posting this first because I’m always looking them up. It’s a nice idea to have them all in one place for designers and creative types alike.

YELLOWS
Colour Name RGB Dec RGB Hex CSS Hex
BlanchedAlmond 255,235,205 FFEBCD
DarkGoldenrod 184,134,11 B8860B
DarkGoldenrod1 255,185,15 FFB90F
DarkGoldenrod2 238,173,14 EEAD0E
DarkGoldenrod3 205,149,12 CD950C
DarkGoldenrod4 139,101,8 8B6508
LemonChiffon 255,250,205 FFFACD
LemonChiffon1 255,250,205 FFFACD
LemonChiffon2 238,233,191 EEE9BF
LemonChiffon3 205,201,165 CDC9A5
LemonChiffon4 139,137,112 8B8970
LightGoldenrod 238,221,130 EEDD82
LightGoldenrod1 255,236,139 FFEC8B
LightGoldenrod2 238,220,130 EEDC82
LightGoldenrod3 205,190,112 CDBE70
LightGoldenrod4 139,129,76 8B814C
LightGoldenrodYellow 250,250,210 FAFAD2
LightYellow 255,255,224 FFFFE0
LightYellow1 255,255,224 FFFFE0
LightYellow2 238,238,209 EEEED1
LightYellow3 205,205,180 CDCDB4
LightYellow4 139,139,122 8B8B7A
PaleGoldenrod 238,232,170 EEE8AA
PapayaWhip 255,239,213 FFEFD5
cornsilk 255,248,220 FFF8DC
cornsilk1 255,248,220 FFF8DC
cornsilk2 238,232,205 EEE8CD
cornsilk3 205,200,177 CDC8B1
cornsilk4 139,136,120 8B8878
goldenrod 218,165,32 DAA520
goldenrod1 255,193,37 FFC125
goldenrod2 238,180,34 EEB422
goldenrod3 205,155,29 CD9B1D
goldenrod4 139,105,20 8B6914
moccasin 255,228,181 FFE4B5
yellow 255,255,0 FFFF00 ff0
yellow1 255,255,0 FFFF00 ff0
yellow2 238,238,0 EEEE00 ee0
yellow3 205,205,0 CDCD00
yellow4 139,139,0 8B8B00
gold 255,215,0 FFD700
gold1 255,215,0 FFD700
gold2 238,201,0 EEC900
gold3 205,173,0 CDAD00
gold4 139,117,0 8B7500
Goldenrod 219,219,112 DBDB70
Medium Goldenrod 234,234,174 EAEAAE
Yellow Green 153,204,50 99CC32

ORANGES
Colour Name RGB Dec RGB Hex CSS Hex
DarkOrange 255,140,0 FF8C00
DarkOrange1 255,127,0 FF7F00
DarkOrange2 238,118,0 EE7600
DarkOrange3 205,102,0 CD6600
DarkOrange4 139,69,0 8B4500
DarkSalmon 233,150,122 E9967A
LightCoral 240,128,128 F08080
LightSalmon 255,160,122 FFA07A
LightSalmon1 255,160,122 FFA07A
LightSalmon2 238,149,114 EE9572
LightSalmon3 205,129,98 CD8162
LightSalmon4 139,87,66 8B5742
PeachPuff 255,218,185 FFDAB9
PeachPuff1 255,218,185 FFDAB9
PeachPuff2 238,203,173 EECBAD
PeachPuff3 205,175,149 CDAF95
PeachPuff4 139,119,101 8B7765
bisque 255,228,196 FFE4C4
bisque1 255,228,196 FFE4C4
bisque2 238,213,183 EED5B7
bisque3 205,183,158 CDB79E
bisque4 139,125,107 8B7D6B
coral 255,127,0 FF7F00
coral 255,127,80 FF7F50
coral1 255,114,86 FF7256
coral2 238,106,80 EE6A50
coral3 205,91,69 CD5B45
coral4 139,62,47 8B3E2F
honeydew 240,255,240 F0FFF0
honeydew1 240,255,240 F0FFF0
honeydew2 224,238,224 E0EEE0
honeydew3 193,205,193 C1CDC1
honeydew4 131,139,131 838B83
orange 255,165,0 FFA500
orange1 255,165,0 FFA500
orange2 238,154,0 EE9A00
orange3 205,133,0 CD8500
orange4 139,90,0 8B5A00
salmon 250,128,114 FA8072
salmon1 255,140,105 FF8C69
salmon2 238,130,98 EE8262
salmon3 205,112,84 CD7054
salmon4 139,76,57 8B4C39
sienna 160,82,45 A0522D
sienna1 255,130,71 FF8247
sienna2 238,121,66 EE7942
sienna3 205,104,57 CD6839
sienna4 139,71,38 8B4726
Mandarian Orange 142,35,35 8E2323
Orange 255,127,0 FF7F00
Orange Red 255,36,0 FF2400

REDS
Colour Name RGB Dec RGB Hex CSS Hex
DeepPink 255,20,147 FF1493
DeepPink1 255,20,147 FF1493
DeepPink2 238,18,137 EE1289
DeepPink3 205,16,118 CD1076
DeepPink4 139,10,80 8B0A50
HotPink 255,105,180 FF69B4
HotPink1 255,110,180 FF6EB4
HotPink2 238,106,167 EE6AA7
HotPink3 205,96,144 CD6090
HotPink4 139,58,98 8B3A62
IndianRed 205,92,92 CD5C5C
IndianRed1 255,106,106 FF6A6A
IndianRed2 238,99,99 EE6363
IndianRed3 205,85,85 CD5555
IndianRed4 139,58,58 8B3A3A
LightPink 255,182,193 FFB6C1
LightPink1 255,174,185 FFAEB9
LightPink2 238,162,173 EEA2AD
LightPink3 205,140,149 CD8C95
LightPink4 139,95,101 8B5F65
MediumVioletRed 199,21,133 C71585
MistyRose 255,228,225 FFE4E1
MistyRose1 255,228,225 FFE4E1
MistyRose2 238,213,210 EED5D2
MistyRose3 205,183,181 CDB7B5
MistyRose4 139,125,123 8B7D7B
OrangeRed 255,69,0 FF4500
OrangeRed1 255,69,0 FF4500
OrangeRed2 238,64,0 EE4000
OrangeRed3 205,55,0 CD3700
OrangeRed4 139,37,0 8B2500
PaleVioletRed 219,112,147 DB7093
PaleVioletRed1 255,130,171 FF82AB
PaleVioletRed2 238,121,159 EE799F
PaleVioletRed3 205,104,137 CD6889
PaleVioletRed4 139,71,93 8B475D
VioletRed 208,32,144 D02090
VioletRed1 255,62,150 FF3E96
VioletRed2 238,58,140 EE3A8C
VioletRed3 205,50,120 CD3278
VioletRed4 139,34,82 8B2252
firebrick 178,34,34 B22222
firebrick1 255,48,48 FF3030
firebrick2 238,44,44 EE2C2C
firebrick3 205,38,38 CD2626
firebrick4 139,26,26 8B1A1A
pink 255,192,203 FFC0CB
pink1 255,181,197 FFB5C5
pink2 238,169,184 EEA9B8
pink3 205,145,158 CD919E
pink4 139,99,108 8B636C
Flesh 245,204,176 F5CCB0
Feldspar 209,146,117 D19275
204,51,51 CC3333 c33
red 255,0,0 FF0000 f00
red1 255,0,0 FF0000 f00
red2 238,0,0 EE0000 e00
red3 205,0,0 CD0000
red4 139,0,0 8B0000
tomato 255,99,71 FF6347
tomato1 255,99,71 FF6347
tomato2 238,92,66 EE5C42
tomato3 205,79,57 CD4F39
tomato4 139,54,38 8B3626
Dusty Rose 133,99,99 856363
Firebrick 142,35,35 8E2323
Indian Red 245,204,176 F5CCB0
Pink 188,143,143 BC8F8F
Salmon 111,66,66 6F4242
Scarlet 140,23,23 8C1717
Spicy Pink 255,28,174 FF1CAE
Free Speech Magenta 227,91,216 E35BD8
Free Speech Red 192,0,0 C00000

VIOLETS
Colour Name RGB Dec RGB Hex CSS Hex
DarkOrchid 153,50,204 9932CC
DarkOrchid1 191,62,255 BF3EFF
DarkOrchid2 178,58,238 B23AEE
DarkOrchid3 154,50,205 9A32CD
DarkOrchid4 104,34,139 68228B
DarkViolet 148,0,211 9400D3
LavenderBlush 255,240,245 FFF0F5
LavenderBlush1 255,240,245 FFF0F5
LavenderBlush2 238,224,229 EEE0E5
LavenderBlush3 205,193,197 CDC1C5
LavenderBlush4 139,131,134 8B8386
MediumOrchid 186,85,211 BA55D3
MediumOrchid1 224,102,255 E066FF
MediumOrchid2 209,95,238 D15FEE
MediumOrchid3 180,82,205 B452CD
MediumOrchid4 122,55,139 7A378B
MediumPurple 147,112,219 9370DB
Medium Orchid 147,112,219 9370DB
MediumPurple1 171,130,255 AB82FF
Dark Orchid 153,50,205 9932CD
MediumPurple2 159,121,238 9F79EE
MediumPurple3 137,104,205 8968CD
MediumPurple4 93,71,139 5D478B
lavender 230,230,250 E6E6FA
magenta 255,0,255 FF00FF f0f
fuchsia 255,0,255 FF00FF f0f
magenta1 255,0,255 FF00FF f0f
magenta2 238,0,238 EE00EE e0e
magenta3 205,0,205 CD00CD
magenta4 139,0,139 8B008B
maroon 176,48,96 B03060
maroon1 255,52,179 FF34B3
maroon2 238,48,167 EE30A7
maroon3 205,41,144 CD2990
maroon4 139,28,98 8B1C62
orchid 218,112,214 DA70D6
Orchid 219,112,219 DB70DB
orchid1 255,131,250 FF83FA
orchid2 238,122,233 EE7AE9
orchid3 205,105,201 CD69C9
orchid4 139,71,137 8B4789
plum 221,160,221 DDA0DD
plum1 255,187,255 FFBBFF fbf
plum2 238,174,238 EEAEEE
plum3 205,150,205 CD96CD
plum4 139,102,139 8B668B
153,102,204 9966CC 96c
purple 160,32,240 A020F0
purple 128,0,128 800080
purple1 155,48,255 9B30FF
purple2 145,44,238 912CEE
purple3 125,38,205 7D26CD
purple4 85,26,139 551A8B
thistle 216,191,216 D8BFD8
thistle1 255,225,255 FFE1FF
thistle2 238,210,238 EED2EE
thistle3 205,181,205 CDB5CD
thistle4 139,123,139 8B7B8B
violet 238,130,238 EE82EE
violet blue 159,95,159 9F5F9F
Dark Purple 135,31,120 871F78
Maroon 245,204,176 F5CCB0
Maroon 128,0,0 800000
Medium Violet Red 219,112,147 DB7093
Neon Pink 255,110,199 FF6EC7
Plum 234,173,234 EAADEA
Thistle 216,191,216 D8BFD8
Turquoise 173,234,234 ADEAEA
Violet 79,47,79 4F2F4F
Violet Red 204,50,153 CC3299

BLUES
Colour Name RGB Dec RGB Hex CSS Hex
AliceBlue 240,248,255 F0F8FF
BlueViolet 138,43,226 8A2BE2
Cadet Blue 95,159,159 5F9F9F
CadetBlue 95,158,160 5F9EA0
CadetBlue 95,158,160 5F9EA0
CadetBlue1 152,245,255 98F5FF
CadetBlue2 142,229,238 8EE5EE
CadetBlue3 122,197,205 7AC5CD
CadetBlue4 83,134,139 53868B
Corn Flower Blue 66,66,111 42426F
CornflowerBlue 100,149,237 6495ED
DarkSlateBlue 72,61,139 483D8B
DarkTurquoise 0,206,209 00CED1
DeepSkyBlue 0,191,255 00BFFF
DeepSkyBlue1 0,191,255 00BFFF
DeepSkyBlue2 0,178,238 00B2EE
DeepSkyBlue3 0,154,205 009ACD
DeepSkyBlue4 0,104,139 00688B
DodgerBlue 30,144,255 1E90FF
DodgerBlue1 30,144,255 1E90FF
DodgerBlue2 28,134,238 1C86EE
DodgerBlue3 24,116,205 1874CD
DodgerBlue4 16,78,139 104E8B
170,187,204 AABBCC abc
LightBlue 173,216,230 ADD8E6
LightBlue1 191,239,255 BFEFFF
LightBlue2 178,223,238 B2DFEE
LightBlue3 154,192,205 9AC0CD
LightBlue4 104,131,139 68838B
LightCyan 224,255,255 E0FFFF
LightCyan1 224,255,255 E0FFFF
LightCyan2 209,238,238 D1EEEE
LightCyan3 180,205,205 B4CDCD
LightCyan4 122,139,139 7A8B8B
LightSkyBlue 135,206,250 87CEFA
LightSkyBlue1 176,226,255 B0E2FF
LightSkyBlue2 164,211,238 A4D3EE
LightSkyBlue3 141,182,205 8DB6CD
LightSkyBlue4 96,123,139 607B8B
LightSlateBlue 132,112,255 8470FF
153,204,255 99CCFF 9cf
LightSteelBlue 176,196,222 B0C4DE
LightSteelBlue1 202,225,255 CAE1FF
LightSteelBlue2 188,210,238 BCD2EE
LightSteelBlue3 162,181,205 A2B5CD
LightSteelBlue4 110,123,139 6E7B8B
Aquamarine 112,219,147 70DB93
MediumBlue 0,0,205 0000CD
MediumSlateBlue 123,104,238 7B68EE
MediumTurquoise 72,209,204 48D1CC
MidnightBlue 25,25,112 191970
NavyBlue 0,0,128 000080
PaleTurquoise 175,238,238 AFEEEE
PaleTurquoise1 187,255,255 BBFFFF bff
PaleTurquoise2 174,238,238 AEEEEE
PaleTurquoise3 150,205,205 96CDCD
PaleTurquoise4 102,139,139 668B8B
PowderBlue 176,224,230 B0E0E6
RoyalBlue 65,105,225 4169E1
RoyalBlue1 72,118,255 4876FF
RoyalBlue2 67,110,238 436EEE
RoyalBlue3 58,95,205 3A5FCD
RoyalBlue4 39,64,139 27408B
RoyalBlue5 0,34,102 002266 026
SkyBlue 135,206,235 87CEEB
SkyBlue1 135,206,255 87CEFF
SkyBlue2 126,192,238 7EC0EE
SkyBlue3 108,166,205 6CA6CD
SkyBlue4 74,112,139 4A708B
SlateBlue 106,90,205 6A5ACD
SlateBlue1 131,111,255 836FFF
SlateBlue2 122,103,238 7A67EE
SlateBlue3 105,89,205 6959CD
SlateBlue4 71,60,139 473C8B
SteelBlue 70,130,180 4682B4
SteelBlue1 99,184,255 63B8FF
SteelBlue2 92,172,238 5CACEE
SteelBlue3 79,148,205 4F94CD
SteelBlue4 54,100,139 36648B
51,102,153 336699 369
51,153,204 3399CC 39c
102,153,204 6699CC 69c
aquamarine 127,255,212 7FFFD4
aquamarine1 127,255,212 7FFFD4
aquamarine2 118,238,198 76EEC6
aquamarine3, MediumAquamarine 102,205,170 66CDAA
aquamarine4 69,139,116 458B74
azure 240,255,255 F0FFFF
azure1 240,255,255 F0FFFF
azure2 224,238,238 E0EEEE
azure3 193,205,205 C1CDCD
azure4 131,139,139 838B8B
blue 0,0,255 0000FF 00f
blue1 0,0,255 0000FF 00f
blue2 0,0,238 0000EE 00e
blue3 0,0,205 0000CD
blue4 0,0,139 00008B
aqua 0,255,255 00FFFF 0ff
cyan 0,255,255 00FFFF 0ff
cyan1 0,255,255 00FFFF 0ff
cyan2 0,238,238 00EEEE 0ee
cyan3 0,205,205 00CDCD
cyan4 0,139,139 008B8B
navy 0,0,128 000080
teal 0,128,128 008080
turquoise 64,224,208 40E0D0
turquoise1 0,245,255 00F5FF
turquoise2 0,229,238 00E5EE
turquoise3 0,197,205 00C5CD
turquoise4 0,134,139 00868B
DarkSlateGray 47,79,79 2F4F4F
DarkSlateGray1 151,255,255 97FFFF
DarkSlateGray2 141,238,238 8DEEEE
DarkSlateGray3 121,205,205 79CDCD
DarkSlateGray4 82,139,139 528B8B
Dark Slate Blue 36,24,130 241882
Dark Turquoise 112,147,219 7093DB
Light Blue 205,127,50 CD7F32
Medium Blue 205,127,50 CD7F32
Medium Slate Blue 127,0,255 7F00FF
Medium Turquoise 112,219,219 70DBDB
Midnight Blue 47,47,79 2F2F4F
Navy Blue 35,35,142 23238E
Neon Blue 77,77,255 4D4DFF
New Midnight Blue 0,0,156 00009C
Rich Blue 89,89,171 5959AB
Sky Blue 50,153,204 3299CC
Slate Blue 0,127,255 007FFF
Summer Sky 56,176,222 38B0DE
Iris Blue 3,180,200 03B4C8
Free Speech Blue 65,86,197 4156C5

GREENS
Colour Name RGB Dec RGB Hex CSS Hex
Dark Green 47,79,47 2F4F2F
DarkGreen 0,100,0 006400
dark green copper 74,118,110 4A766E
DarkKhaki 189,183,107 BDB76B
DarkOliveGreen 85,107,47 556B2F
DarkOliveGreen1 202,255,112 CAFF70
DarkOliveGreen2 188,238,104 BCEE68
DarkOliveGreen3 162,205,90 A2CD5A
DarkOliveGreen4 110,139,61 6E8B3D
olive 128,128,0 808000
DarkSeaGreen 143,188,143 8FBC8F
DarkSeaGreen1 193,255,193 C1FFC1
DarkSeaGreen2 180,238,180 B4EEB4
DarkSeaGreen3 155,205,155 9BCD9B
DarkSeaGreen4 105,139,105 698B69
ForestGreen 34,139,34 228B22
GreenYellow 173,255,47 ADFF2F
LawnGreen 124,252,0 7CFC00
LightSeaGreen 32,178,170 20B2AA
LimeGreen 50,205,50 32CD32
MediumSeaGreen 60,179,113 3CB371
MediumSpringGreen 0,250,154 00FA9A
MintCream 245,255,250 F5FFFA
OliveDrab 107,142,35 6B8E23
OliveDrab1 192,255,62 C0FF3E
OliveDrab2 179,238,58 B3EE3A
OliveDrab3 154,205,50 9ACD32
OliveDrab4 105,139,34 698B22
PaleGreen 152,251,152 98FB98
PaleGreen1 154,255,154 9AFF9A
PaleGreen2 144,238,144 90EE90
PaleGreen3 124,205,124 7CCD7C
PaleGreen4 84,139,84 548B54
SeaGreen, SeaGreen4 46,139,87 2E8B57
SeaGreen1 84,255,159 54FF9F
SeaGreen2 78,238,148 4EEE94
SeaGreen3 67,205,128 43CD80
SpringGreen 0,255,127 00FF7F
SpringGreen1 0,255,127 00FF7F
SpringGreen2 0,238,118 00EE76
SpringGreen3 0,205,102 00CD66
SpringGreen4 0,139,69 008B45
YellowGreen 154,205,50 9ACD32
chartreuse 127,255,0 7FFF00
chartreuse1 127,255,0 7FFF00
chartreuse2 118,238,0 76EE00
chartreuse3 102,205,0 66CD00
chartreuse4 69,139,0 458B00
green 0,255,0 00FF00 0f0
green 0,128,0 008000
lime 0,255,0 00FF00 0f0
green1 0,255,0 00FF00 0f0
green2 0,238,0 00EE00 0e0
green3 0,205,0 00CD00
green4 0,139,0 008B00
khaki 240,230,140 F0E68C
khaki1 255,246,143 FFF68F
khaki2 238,230,133 EEE685
khaki3 205,198,115 CDC673
khaki4 139,134,78 8B864E
Dark Olive Green 79,79,47 4F4F2F
Green Yellow 209,146,117 D19275
Hunter Green 142,35,35 8E2323
Forest Green, Khaki, Medium Aquamarine 35,142,35 238E23
Lime Green 209,146,117 D19275
Medium Forest Green 219,219,112 DBDB70
Medium Sea Green 66,111,66 426F42
Medium Spring Green 127,255,0 7FFF00
Pale Green 143,188,143 8FBC8F
Sea Green 35,142,104 238E68
Spring Green 0,255,127 00FF7F
Free Speech Green 9,249,17 09F911
Free Speech Aquamarine 2,157,116 029D74

BROWNS
Colour Name RGB Dec RGB Hex CSS Hex
RosyBrown 188,143,143 BC8F8F
RosyBrown1 255,193,193 FFC1C1
RosyBrown2 238,180,180 EEB4B4
RosyBrown3 205,155,155 CD9B9B
RosyBrown4 139,105,105 8B6969
SaddleBrown 139,69,19 8B4513
SandyBrown 244,164,96 F4A460
beige 245,245,220 F5F5DC
brown 165,42,42 A52A2A
brown 166,42,42 A62A2A
brown1 255,64,64 FF4040
brown2 238,59,59 EE3B3B
brown3 205,51,51 CD3333
brown4 139,35,35 8B2323
dark brown 92,64,51 5C4033
burlywood 222,184,135 DEB887
burlywood1 255,211,155 FFD39B
burlywood2 238,197,145 EEC591
burlywood3 205,170,125 CDAA7D
burlywood4 139,115,85 8B7355
baker’s chocolate 92,51,23 5C3317
chocolate 210,105,30 D2691E
chocolate1 255,127,36 FF7F24
chocolate2 238,118,33 EE7621
chocolate3 205,102,29 CD661D
chocolate4 139,69,19 8B4513
peru 205,133,63 CD853F
tan 210,180,140 D2B48C
tan1 255,165,79 FFA54F
tan2 238,154,73 EE9A49
tan3 205,133,63 CD853F
tan4 139,90,43 8B5A2B
Dark Tan 151,105,79 97694F
Dark Wood 133,94,66 855E42
Light Wood 133,99,99 856363
Medium Wood 166,128,100 A68064
New Tan 235,199,158 EBC79E
Semi-Sweet Chocolate 107,66,38 6B4226
Sienna 142,107,35 8E6B23
Tan 219,147,112 DB9370
Very Dark Brown 92,64,51 5C4033

WHITES
Colour Name RGB Dec RGB Hex CSS Hex
AntiqueWhite 250,235,215 FAEBD7
AntiqueWhite1 255,239,219 FFEFDB
AntiqueWhite2 238,223,204 EEDFCC
AntiqueWhite3 205,192,176 CDC0B0
AntiqueWhite4 139,131,120 8B8378
FloralWhite 255,250,240 FFFAF0
GhostWhite 248,248,255 F8F8FF
NavajoWhite 255,222,173 FFDEAD
NavajoWhite1 255,222,173 FFDEAD
NavajoWhite2 238,207,161 EECFA1
NavajoWhite3 205,179,139 CDB38B
NavajoWhite4 139,121,94 8B795E
OldLace 253,245,230 FDF5E6
WhiteSmoke 245,245,245 F5F5F5
gainsboro 220,220,220 DCDCDC
ivory 255,255,240 FFFFF0
ivory1 255,255,240 FFFFF0
ivory2 238,238,224 EEEEE0
ivory3 205,205,193 CDCDC1
ivory4 139,139,131 8B8B83
linen 250,240,230 FAF0E6
seashell 255,245,238 FFF5EE
seashell1 255,245,238 FFF5EE
seashell2 238,229,222 EEE5DE
seashell3 205,197,191 CDC5BF
seashell4 139,134,130 8B8682
snow 255,250,250 FFFAFA
snow1 255,250,250 FFFAFA
snow2 238,233,233 EEE9E9
snow3 205,201,201 CDC9C9
snow4 139,137,137 8B8989
wheat 245,222,179 F5DEB3
wheat1 255,231,186 FFE7BA
wheat2 238,216,174 EED8AE
wheat3 205,186,150 CDBA96
wheat4 139,126,102 8B7E66
white 255,255,255 FFFFFF fff
Quartz 217,217,243 D9D9F3
Wheat 216,216,191 D8D8BF

BLACKS AND GREYS
Colour Name RGB Dec RGB Hex CSS Hex
Grey 84,84,84 545454
Grey, Silver 192,192,192 C0C0C0
grey 190,190,190 BEBEBE
LightGray 211,211,211 D3D3D3
LightSlateGrey 119,136,153 778899 789
SlateGray 112,128,144 708090
SlateGray1 198,226,255 C6E2FF
SlateGray2 185,211,238 B9D3EE
SlateGray3 159,182,205 9FB6CD
SlateGray4 108,123,139 6C7B8B
black 0,0,0 000000 000
grey0 0,0,0 000000 000
grey1 3,3,3 030303
grey2 5,5,5 050505
grey3 8,8,8 080808
grey4 10,10,10 0A0A0A
grey5 13,13,13 0D0D0D
grey6 15,15,15 0F0F0F
grey7 18,18,18 121212
grey8 20,20,20 141414
grey9 23,23,23 171717
grey10 26,26,26 1A1A1A
grey11 28,28,28 1C1C1C
grey12 31,31,31 1F1F1F
grey13 33,33,33 212121
34,34,34 222222 222
grey14 36,36,36 242424
grey15 38,38,38 262626
grey16 41,41,41 292929
grey17 43,43,43 2B2B2B
grey18 46,46,46 2E2E2E
grey19 48,48,48 303030
grey20 51,51,51 333333 333
grey21 54,54,54 363636
grey22 56,56,56 383838
grey23 59,59,59 3B3B3B
grey24 61,61,61 3D3D3D
grey25 64,64,64 404040
grey26 66,66,66 424242
grey27 69,69,69 454545
grey28 71,71,71 474747
grey29 74,74,74 4A4A4A
grey30 77,77,77 4D4D4D
grey31 79,79,79 4F4F4F
grey32 82,82,82 525252
grey33 84,84,84 545454
85,85,85 555555 555
grey34 87,87,87 575757
grey35 89,89,89 595959
grey36 92,92,92 5C5C5C
grey37 94,94,94 5E5E5E
grey38 97,97,97 616161
grey39 99,99,99 636363
grey40 102,102,102 666666 666
grey41, DimGrey 105,105,105 696969
grey42 107,107,107 6B6B6B
grey43 110,110,110 6E6E6E
grey44 112,112,112 707070
grey45 115,115,115 737373
grey46 117,117,117 757575
119,119,119 777777 777
grey47 120,120,120 787878
grey48 122,122,122 7A7A7A
grey49 125,125,125 7D7D7D
grey50 127,127,127 7F7F7F
grey51 130,130,130 828282
grey52 133,133,133 858585
grey53 135,135,135 878787
136,136,136 888888 888
grey54 138,138,138 8A8A8A
grey55 140,140,140 8C8C8C
grey56 143,143,143 8F8F8F
grey57 145,145,145 919191
grey58 148,148,148 949494
grey59 150,150,150 969696
grey60 153,153,153 999999 999
grey61 156,156,156 9C9C9C
grey62 158,158,158 9E9E9E
grey63 161,161,161 A1A1A1
grey64 163,163,163 A3A3A3
grey65 166,166,166 A6A6A6
grey66 168,168,168 A8A8A8
grey67 171,171,171 ABABAB
grey68 173,173,173 ADADAD
grey69 176,176,176 B0B0B0
grey70 179,179,179 B3B3B3
grey71 181,181,181 B5B5B5
grey72 184,184,184 B8B8B8
187,187,187 BBBBBB bbb
grey73 186,186,186 BABABA
grey74 189,189,189 BDBDBD
grey75 191,191,191 BFBFBF
grey76 194,194,194 C2C2C2
grey77 196,196,196 C4C4C4
grey78 199,199,199 C7C7C7
grey79 201,201,201 C9C9C9
grey80 204,204,204 CCCCCC ccc
grey81 207,207,207 CFCFCF
grey82 209,209,209 D1D1D1
grey83 212,212,212 D4D4D4
grey84 214,214,214 D6D6D6
grey85 217,217,217 D9D9D9
grey86 219,219,219 DBDBDB
grey87 222,222,222 DEDEDE
221,221,221 DDDDDD ddd
grey88 224,224,224 E0E0E0
grey89 227,227,227 E3E3E3
grey90 229,229,229 E5E5E5
grey91 232,232,232 E8E8E8
grey92 235,235,235 EBEBEB
grey93 237,237,237 EDEDED
238,238,238 EEEEEE eee
grey94 240,240,240 F0F0F0
grey95 242,242,242 F2F2F2
grey96 245,245,245 F5F5F5
grey97 247,247,247 F7F7F7
grey98 250,250,250 FAFAFA
grey99 252,252,252 FCFCFC
grey100, White 255,255,255 FFFFFF fff
Dark Slate Grey 47,79,79 2F4F4F
Dim Grey 84,84,84 545454
Light Grey 219,219,112 DBDB70
Very Light Grey 205,205,205 CDCDCD
Free Speech Grey 99,86,136 635688