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COLOURlovers is in the running for Best Community Website of 2007 against, Delicious, Flickr, Threadless & Yahoo! Answers.

I can't convince you that COLOURlovers is better than any of those sites (I'm a member at Flickr, Threadless & Delicious). I love those sites and I have a huge amount of respect for all the creators of my fellow nominated sites... BUT, they are all making a huge amount of money doing what they love and we're just doing what we love.

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Shifting Gears on Color

Shifting Gears on Color


In world of ads that change colours and shapes as you walk by, it's no surprise that colour changes have started to sneak into the auto-industry. In 2006, a special edition of the Scion xB, for example, was released with a base coating of black paint. Getting a closer look, and when it drives by, a brilliant copper shines back at the eyes.

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Using a type of paint that has been specially designed for Mary Kay cars, the classic trademark pink Cadillac gets a sleek new look with a layer of silver paint on top of that base pink, resulting in a car that almost sells the products inside for the driver.

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Color Symbolism: Orange

Color Symbolism: Orange


Characterised by joy and creativity, warm like kindness and optimism, orange is a colour that evokes a general sense of wellness. A secondary colour created from red and yellow, it is thought of a colour on the edge and it's no surprised that it shares some of the attributes that red and yellow, its components, carry. It's warmth is stimulating to appetites, and can raise blood pressure if enough red is present.

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Always Optimistic
By association, orange is a symbol of wellness and good health because of its correlation to citrus and Vitamin-C rich products. Found in both sunrises and sunsets, it's also a colour associated with autumn, in that it becomes prevalent in leaves as they fall and that Halloween carries orange and black with every decoration.

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Nominated for Best Community Website

Nominated for Best Community Website


The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today nominated COLOURlovers for the Best Community Website of 2007.

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As a nominee for a Webby Award, COLOURlovers is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 10th to April 27th at http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com

COLOURlovers Webby AwardsHailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

11th Annual Webby Awards - Community Website Nominees

 
COLOURlovers

del.icio.us

Flickr

Threadless

Yahoo! Answers

COLOURlovers is up there some pretty classy competition and as a registered member of most of those other sites, I know we have a long road ahead of us... but we DO have an amazing community and that is because of you. Thank you for all your wonderful COLOURlove!

imgWe are also an Offical Honoree for the Social/Networking Category.
"Of the more than 8,000 entries submitted to the 11th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 15% were distinguished as an Official Honoree. This honor signifies an outstanding caliber of work. Congratulations to all of our Official Honoree selections!"
 
 

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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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