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Mar192008

Name that Color

From blog.doloreslabs.com, they showed 1,300 different colors to people on Mechanical Turk, and asked them to name the color.

The above picture contains about 1,300 colors and the names for them that Turkers gave. Each is printed in its color and positioned on a color wheel. Just looking around, there sure seem to be different regions for different names. But there are also rich sets of modifiers (”light”, “dark”, “sea”), multiword names (”army green”), and fun obscure ones (”cerulean”).
They also created a Color Label Explorer tool to only show those color names that match your search term, but still keep them in place on the color wheel graphic.

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Reader Comments (2)

That is a huge wheel, is it animated? Can it be spun around? I've never seen one this big.
May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenteriPhone Unlock Code
It is impossible to name that color!!lols there' a purple, blue, green and etc. maybe what you mean is "name that colors" That color wheel is great;)

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