Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Remember when...

The other day I found  myself in quite a dilemma when deciding on a color scheme for a collar design. 

The dilemma and an observation: where did all these shades of fill in the blank come from?!  I remember a time when you may have had two or three shades of orange...light, regular, and dark, but now that is  not the case!  Orange is no longer orange and blue is no long just blue (thanks Wiki for the examples)...

Seriously...Papaya Whip?! 

Uh...Eton Blue...it is a cool name, but really folks?! ETON?!

These chart shows only one point of view of what orange and blue represent to the creator of THESE lists...holy crap look at this RGB chart by Kevin J. Walsh Copyright © 2007.  It is a fairly large list of colors that range from black (or would that be blacks?!) to white...white(s). 

No wonder you need a degree to figure out what goes with what now-a-days and just think...all I wanted to do was make a blue and orange collar.  After looking at all the colors, I will be going with...i am still working on that!

1 comment:

  1. Eton Blue is actually the school color for the "Eton College" prep school in the UK which goes back to the 1400's

    So that color blue is about 336 years older than the United States, not just made up by some interior designer hehe