Colorspeak – What do colors say to you?

Do you see color?

First, let me say that I generally avoid color topics of all sorts. Why? Color tends to be as subjective and personal as politics or religion. Seeing a particular hue of green represents Kermit the Frog for one person while the rolling fields of their Grandfather's pasture for another.

Critiquing color also has its own perils. "That orange is too orangey," one might say. What exactly does that mean? All sorts of color models Munsell, LAB, etc., have tried to accurately model and describe colors. In the end, however, physical limitations and learned experience have more to do with "seeing" color than can be measured and pinpointed.


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