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RGB color (23, 125, 156) to Hex, Pantone, RAL, HSL, HSV, HSB, JSON. Get color scheme. Dictionnaire des couleurs. ColorFavs. The Colors Of Motion. Colourcode - find your colour scheme. The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color. Neuroscientist Bevil Conway thinks about color for a living.

The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color

An artist since youth, Conway now spends much of his time studying vision and perception at Wellesley College and Harvard Medical School. His science remains strongly linked to art--in 2004 he and Margaret Livingstone famously reported that Rembrandt may have suffered from flawed vision--and in recent years Conway has focused his research almost entirely on the neural machinery behind color. "I think it's a very powerful system," he tells Co.Design, "and it's completely underexploited. " Conway's research into the brain's color systems has clear value for designers and artists like himself. It stands to reason, after all, that someone who understands how the brain processes color will be able to present it to others in a more effective way.

Step back for a moment to one of Conway's biggest findings, which came while examining how monkeys process color. Emotions are just the start. That's not all. Color Thief. Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color. Color in design is very subjective.

Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color

What evokes one reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in somone else. How Many Brands’ Distinct Shades of Blue Can You Correctly Identify? Feeling blue?

How Many Brands’ Distinct Shades of Blue Can You Correctly Identify?

Good--because that’s the kind of mindset you’ll need to play Name That Blue, a simple game that not only reveals how many companies prefer that particular hue, but also your perhaps unrealized ability to distinguish between them. Created by web developer Colin Gourlay, Name That Blue is a testament to your investment in the brands that wallpaper your world. If you are able to distinguish Facebook-sapphire from IBM-azure, then you are either incredibly observant or around these particular shades so often that they’ve seeped into subconscious associations.

As a bonus, Gourlay includes other colors as well. Once users have cycled through the entire range of blues, they can also move on to purples and oranges, etc. AMAZING INSECTS! Garden. COLORFUL. A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App. Josef Albers, one of the best-known painters and educators to emerge from the German Bauhaus, wrote Interaction of Color in 1963, and it’s remained an art and design bible ever since.

A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App

Last week, to commemorate the book’s 50th anniversary, Yale University Press released the Interaction of Color app for the iPad, a modernized, interactive presentation of Albers’s teachings. With fingers instead of paintbrushes and a touch screen instead of paper, users can move and manipulate over 125 color plates in 60 interactive studies. Concepts like color relativity and vibrating boundaries come to life in this $9.99 app, alongside the book’s full text and two hours of video footage. Michelle Komie, senior editor for art and architecture at Yale University Press, tells Co.Design that the app’s developers at design firm Potion first “used paper, scissors, and glue to complete the exercises as Albers’s students would have done, in order to experience Albers’s process and methodology.”

Color Psychology of Logo Design by COLOURlovers. Anything related to color and psychology tends to fascinate me.

Color Psychology of Logo Design by COLOURlovers

Why do certain colors have certain meanings? Why do certain companies choose certain colors to represent their brand? I recently found an infographic that delves into the psychology of why companies choose colors for certain elements of their brand, like their logos. Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing. Editor's Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013.

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Click here to see the full list. Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind; blue is the color Mark can see the best. Not highly scientific, right? Color Trend: Neon by COLOURlovers. Are the 80s really back?

Color Trend: Neon by COLOURlovers

It seems like neon is all over the place these days, and I'm loving the bright and bold colors as we approach summer. Check out these awesome neon color inspirations: For your inspiration check out these colorful palettes: Featured Image Source. Whimsical Watercolor Portraits by COLOURlovers. Watercolors afford artists the ability to create whimsical portraits, where colors blend together and give the painting increased depth.

Whimsical Watercolor Portraits by COLOURlovers

I believe watercolor art is a powerful way to express emotions, thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. These watercolor portraits have a certain strength to them that shines beyond the paper. Create Your Own Watercolor Masterpieces with Creative Market by downloading these products: Movies In Color. Indigo: The Color that Changed the World - Cool Hunting. How do colors affect purchases? Beertone: A Beer Color Reference Guide by COLOURlovers.

What happens when a love of beer and a love of color come together in one awesome project?

Beertone: A Beer Color Reference Guide by COLOURlovers

The answer is Beertone. IN COLOR BALANCE. His And Hers Colors – Men, Women, And Two Thousand Color Names. Picture a happy couple – let’s call them Dick and Jane – out furniture shopping.

His And Hers Colors – Men, Women, And Two Thousand Color Names

They happen upon a comfy couch with pink upholstery, and Jane wants to buy it. Whether that puppy glides out the front door, or lingers on the showroom floor, could depend upon the words she uses to describe it. For maximum male appeal, should Jane call her sofa “light red?” “Husky salmon?” “Dusty nude?” Psicología del Color. Colors of the Social World (Wide Web) [Infographic + Video] by COLOURlovers.

When a social network like Twitter allows a user to select a theme to represent themselves in the digital world, that user is choosing to identify their digital persona with colors... And we wanted to look at who chooses what colors... If the world is made up of people and those people have a color preference... what then is the color of Texas? What color are mothers? What color are we? By looking at the more than 1 Million people who have used our Themeleon tool to design their Twitter Profile in the past 3 months, we were able to paint a picture of the world connecting colors to locations and profile data. *A little note regarding the "World vs. Click The Image Below for the High Res Version A Colorful Tour of the Themeleon World We took the colors from 100,000 profiles designed with Themeleon and geolocated them to the designers location.

Colors of the Social Web from CHROMAom on Vimeo. Team. Colours In Cultures.