Top 10 Car Colors 2006

Top 10 Car Colors 2006


According to DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Survey Results between 2006, the most popular choices have been tallied.

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And these are the facts.

Luxury Cars
1. White/White Pearl - 25%
2. Black - 22%
3. Silver - 16%
4. Grey - 12%
5. Blue - 7%
6. Red - 7%
7. Yellow/Gold - 6%
8. Green - 3%
9. Light Brown - 2%
10. Others - <1%

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“Neon” Lights

“Neon” Lights


"Neon" itself has become sort of a misnomer. Neon is a Noble Gas, which means it is very stable in its normal properties. Neon was seen just about everywhere in the 1980s and still lingers today because of its bright red-orange glow.

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Because of the popular red-orange signs, "Neon Signs" was generically applied to even blue, green, and white signs despite different noble gasses being involved. In fact, most people I know try to apply "neon" to anything that glows.

To make these different colours, one would need either a single different gas or a combination of neon and another gas.

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Grammy Award Winning Album Colors - 2007

Grammy Award Winning Album Colors - 2007


Each year the GRAMMY Awards highlight the best music of the year. Here are the color palettes to 10 of the more popular award winning albums:

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Album of the Year & Country Album: “Taking the Long Way,” Dixie Chicks.

   

Album Colors:

#000000

#181818

#484848

#AB402E

#D8A866

#FFFFFF

Pop Vocal Album: “Continuum,” John Mayer.

   

Album Colors:

#707676

#D8DCDD

#009AB1

#f3f3f5

#BFBFC6

 

Rap Album: “Release Therapy,” Ludacris.

   

Album Colors:

#211A21

#2B2024

#4C3128

#B0875B

#9E8D7D

 

Rock Album: “Stadium Arcadium,” Red Hot Chili Peppers.

   

Album Colors:

#180018

#181830

#6090C0

#D8C000

#601800

#EAEEF7

 

R&B Album: “The Breakthrough,” Mary J. Blige.

   

Album Colors:

#222E37

#354955

#A8C0C0

#C0D8D8

#7E9BB0

#FFFFFF

 

Alternative Music Album: “St. Elsewhere,” Gnarls Barkley.

   

Album Colors:

#000000

#DBE0DA

#1F0351

#DD2921

#EC8E8C

#C9A418

 

Electronic/Dance Album: “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” Madonna.

   

Album Colors:

#120C0C

#CC67AC

#E2A8C9

#714580

#AECFE0

#F0E6CA

 

Contemporary R&B Album: “B’Day,” Beyonce.

   

Album Colors:

#A8D8F0

#D8F0F0

#D2BC87

#B89F5D

#000000

#EDE4E5

 

Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: “Modern Times,” Bob Dylan.

   

Album Colors:

#000000

#2E2321

#C59D1A

#D3CACF

#B01E11

 

Reggae Album: “Love Is My Religion,” Ziggy Marley.

Album Colors:

#181800

#483018

#BE4E28

#F9CA78

#FBECAB

#5E3519

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Colorful Fun for Kids… and You.

Colorful Fun for Kids… and You.


It is my nephew's 2nd birthday tomorrow so we went out shopping for a present for him. He is as boyish as you can get (loves desruction, noise, cars, truck...etc.) so we wanted to find him something fun to play with so he can give his poor big sister a break from "mini-captain bananas." What we found was that kids have such cool stuff now days! Bright fun colorful toys.

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We have this great store here in Portland called Hello Portland, and it is a bright colorful store filled with things for kids... even big kids. I'm sure, or at least I hope there are more kids stores out there in other cities, but just in case you can't find one locally... I wanted to share a couple of my favorite colorful things:

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The Perfect Time of Day

The Perfect Time of Day


Everything live on Earth turns toward the sun. Old forests can be seen competing for light. Grasses turn with the arc of the the day's light. House plants turn their leaves longingly for the outside.

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Even human beings long for the warmth and glow of it. To be without it for too long incites dark moods and an insufficient willingness to carry on.

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Color Palettes From Top 5 Websites

Color Palettes From Top 5 Websites


According to Alexa.com and their Traffic Rankings. These are the Top 5 Sites of the Day broken down to the main colors they use in their logos and site content.

1. Yahoo!

Logo Colors:
Yahoo Logo Color
#FF0033
Yahoo Logo Color
#080008
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Color Symbolism:  Red

Color Symbolism: Red


When describing colour symbolism, it's easy to try to label or over-generalise. For example, some schools teach a very basic understand of representative colours in the Western and Eastern halves of the world, much like when discussing philosophies, and suddenly someone says, "That's such an Eastern Philosophy."

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It may seem hasty just the same to say that there are many differences, but the subtleties of cultures are what make them so great and unique.

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Color Theory: Explained

Color Theory: Explained


In 2001, a remarkable resource was posted on Poynter.org in the form of a brilliant Flash tour based around colour theory.

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The project serves as an interactive tour of pleasures for the eye and mind alike as each click results in running the spectrum and understanding. Stimuli abound, the project mostly plays at contrasts and compliments, and even showing how grey has the unique role of becoming its pair's complement. Later in the tour, the viewer is supplied with a more hands-on approach in an assortment of exemplary articles.

Rather than continue on about it, see for yourself:

Colour, Contrast & Dimension in News Media

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Grapes, Purple, and Violet, and the Subtle Differences Between

Grapes, Purple, and Violet, and the Subtle Differences Between


Good morning, Lovers. Let's talk about grapes.

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Ghost of an Image


Wikipedia says that an afterimage is an optical illusion that occurs after looking away from a direct gaze at an image, and is closely related to the persistence of vision, which is the retention of an image in the retina. One of the most common afterimages is the bright glow that seems to float before one's eyes after staring at a light bulb or a headlight for a few seconds.

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If staring long enough at a primary colour, one will find these ghost images remain as the corresponding secondary colours in the eyes if then looking to a white, blank surface.

For example, if staring at the following, inverted image of the American Flag for thirty seconds, and then at a blank white sheet of paper ... well, see for yourself.

Inverted US Flag

See if you can find other examples of commonly used afterimages, or if you can find the corresponding primary or secondary of your favourite colour. You might want to also make an opposite of the dominant colours in your favourite space.

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