Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

Tag - shades

October 29, 2014

The Evolution of Crayola Crayon Colors

Today, there are over 120 Crayola crayon colors. A far cry from the 8 colors Binney & Smith first presented in 1903. Color seems to be one of life’s constants. Crayola might agree; their colorful crayons don’t change, they multiply. Crayola might have 330 shades by 2050. Therefore, it is safe to say “…Crayola’s gonna need a bigger box.

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August 14, 2014

Hues, Tints, Tones and Shades – What’s the Difference?

At first glance, the color wheel is a tool that guides us in using primary, secondary and complementary colors. But it also does much more than this. It describes analogous colors (any three colors that sit side by side), split complementary colors (which considers the two colors adjacent to a complimentary hue), and tetradic colors (a group of four colors, made up of two complimentary colors).

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April 8, 2014

Gender/Color Divide

Interestingly, men don’t have the potential for this color-detecting superpower. That’s because the extra gene is found on the X chromosome, and men have only one of those. Since women have two X chromosomes, there’s a rare possibility (2-3%) that they’ll have two types of red cones on each one.

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December 8, 2012

The Stories Behind Holiday Colors

Holiday colors (for example, red and green for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah, etc.) are symbolic and have stories behind them. The Stories Behind Holiday Colors.

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October 29, 2012

Use Color to Bring Your Home to Life

Most people would agree that color has the ability to bring something (or someone) to life. For this reason, nearly everyone who has a home uses color not just to decorate with but to create a certain ambiance.

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September 6, 2012

Color Blocking Makes for Artful Fashion

Color blocking is nothing more than art adapted to fit the human body in the form of certain clothing/color combinations. What’s more, fashionable color blocking is easy to do.

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August 29, 2012

Company Uses Color to Create a Sense of Identity

For J Public Relations, color has created a sense of identity as a company. JPR, a firm whose specialty is “eateries” and hotels, is truly unlike any professional office you have ever encountered. This is because it is bathed in pink. What’s more, this famous hue has created a name for JPR.

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July 24, 2011

What are your Summer Colors?

Thinking about summer usually evokes thoughts of vibrant colors and warm temperatures. In fact, mental flashes with shades of yellow, sky blue and soft orange can be tormenting during drab...

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February 19, 2011

On Cloud Nine www.segmation.com

Pattern Set for SegPlay® PC released (see more details here) Clouds are visible masses of water droplets which are suspended over in the Earth’s atmosphere. Clouds are classified in various...

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