The Art of Darkness

The Color of…Everything

August 25th, 2011 by Cobwebs

This is a really unique little Web application. The Color Of is “an attempt to find out the color of anything.” Type a word into the search box, and the site queries Flickr to find pictures tagged with that word. Then it builds up a color composite of those images–watching them layer is really neat–and presents the “color” of that concept.

Here are a few I tried:

Color of Halloween

Color of Scream

Color of Horror

In addition to just being fun to play with, this would provide great color inspiration for things like quilts. Type in something like “bloody” or “monster” and create your palette based on the results.

(via Dude Craft)

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  1. xJane Says:

    Type in something like “bloody” or “monster” and create your palette based on the results…

    …then take it to your local paint store to have them match. Finally, enjoy telling visitors or relatives (both of which may think twice about visiting again), that the inspiration for this room was the color “plague”, the baby’s nursery is “nightmare”, and the bathroom “murder”.

  2. Sisifo Says:

    It isn’t working right now, but I’ll be camping there all day until it does. I’d like to know the color of ache, deception, and sketch.

  3. pensive Says:

    I would like to report that anarchy and macaroons are almost indistinguishable.

    Now I will go ponder if perhaps macaroons are all that stand between the world and pure anarchy.

    That site is scary.

  4. Sisifo Says:

    Finally downloaded Firefox (thank goodness.) IE was killing me. Fire was unsurprisingly the color of a smoldering ember, sketch looked like, well, a sketch, and my husband’s name looked like vomit. I may have found a new time-waster.

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