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  1. Stan Bright avatar
    A great idea!

    To me, it seems that is the equivalent of but for colors.

    👍 Pros:    Simple|Easy to use

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  • Grayfruit Official Colors Update
    For those who haven't seen the original post, TL;DR allows you to name all the colors of the RGB 255 spectrum. We worked to get the names of the colors that make up the grayfruit logo to be the top names for those colors. I have two updates on the situation. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Why can we imagine new words, creatures, architectures, but not colors?
    How about imagining new words/names for colors? Check out this Naming Colors website. It can be fun & eye opening in terms of how different people see the same color. Source: about 1 year ago
  • How does color get its name?
    There are some standard names for some hex codes which you can see a list of here. I would recommend against using any of the more distinctive colour names (e.g. Alice Blue) on this list unless refering to these exact hex codes. Otherwise call it whatever you want to within reason. There are plenty of colour lists around which you can use as inspiration. When creating a palette for a company it's very common to... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Guess the colour, right answers only
    Interesting fact, there’s a website where you can name new colours. Some of the suggestions are hilarious. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Show HN: A color picker for named web colors only
    In case the named web colors aren't enough, we're making excellent progress naming every color in the RGB space. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • The Official Grayfruit Colors on
    There are six colors that have recently been named on, pulled straight from the raw logo. Five out of the six are the dominating names for their color, but Official Grayfruit Sheen has a long way to go before it beats out Froth in #fafafa. Go upvote Official Grayfruit Sheen to help it win in the color wars. Source: over 1 year ago
  • 20 extremely fun websites - Interactive map of r/place, gravity points, simulation of everything that is text based
    Https:// collaborative effort to name every color in the RGB/web space. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Show HN: – ranking all 16,777,216 sRGB web colors by popularity
    Https:// Has 17.9% colors named already. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Iterate huge, computationally intense, file at build time?
    This website has almost 3 million color names: I downloaded into a JSON file. I have a website like where each color has it's own page, built using incremental static regeneration. I now want to include the color name if it exists on the hex color page. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Hexwords: Hex colors that are similar to words
    You should collaborate with - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Any website/webpage that has a huge megalist of user-submitted or AI generated smell descriptions?
    Since I'm uncreative I kinda wanna have a list of smell descriptions to go through as I need it for some ideas, maybe a database/index/megalist typa website or page that lists such smell/scent descriptions which are either submitted by many users or are maybe even AI generated? Closest thing would be to use or and use those names as smells but it's still not as convenient. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Ah yes, becquse guys can't know colour theory and girls have to know every possible shade. [meme]
    Yes but that still doesn't excuse it, I like naming shades of colours in my freetime on, and I'm a cis male. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Question Regarding Subdivision Coloring Shortcuts
    First, click on them normally. Then, click on the more colors tab - it will show you the hex code. Put that in a trusted website (i use and it tells you the name and colors similar in the box to the side. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Type your type and what do you feel like doing right now?
    Https:// this one if I want to name it. Source: over 2 years ago
  • What's a cool website you think others should know?
    "Name all the colors @" name your own color. Source: over 2 years ago
  • I swear im not a bot- (that sounds really suspicious ik but hear me out- i have a weird request)
    So- there is a site called 'color names'- right? Im trying to name a color after one of my nick names for my gf- so I need votes- so- if some of yall could go to the site and type #fb9700 into the hex code spot, and then vote for the color named 'Solnishko's Sunrise' that would be amazing-. Source: over 2 years ago
  • All 16,777,216 RGB colours
    And you can name them all here: - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • The names of colors from, vs the name of colors from
    I probably do not need to explain what Wikipedia is, but I do probably need to explain what ColorNames is, I will explain. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Why it took us thousands of years to see the colour violet
    I agree with your general sentiments. The game idea seems a bit much lol, but it could be fun. To me it seems self-evident, but here's another way to convey/understand the idea that we can perceive many unnamed colors (and in the process, name them)... - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago
  • Never thought of it that way
    According to, this is eyes of reddit. Source: about 3 years ago
  • Show HN: Sorted CSS Colors – Sort the named CSS colors in a nice way
    There’s an attempt to name ALL the rgb web space colors... - Source: Hacker News / over 3 years ago

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