Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Special Color Wheels

Someone did an interesting research. He showed thousands of random colors to people on internet and asked what they would call them. Then he collected these color names to make a data. He printed each name in its color and positioned the name on a color wheel. The above picture contains about 1,300 colors and the names for them that people gave. I think it is interesting because it is an illustration of the linguistic space of colors. Normal color wheels are scientific and rational,but this one shows more about our perception toward color.
color flower
color cloud

color network

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