Find Color Synonyms with the HP Color Thesaurus

Find Color Synonyms with the HP Color Thesaurus


HP has been doing some very cool things around color lately. One thing I recently stumbled onto is their Color Thesaurus. You enter in a color name and it gives you 4 similar named colors and 4 opposite colors. I used the tool to create the basic color wheel info below, but dive in and find out what colors are similar to Rose, Grass, Aqua, Ivory, etc.

Red

This is Red

Synonyms
Rouge
Ruby Red
Cherry
Crimson Red

Orange

This is Orange

Synonyms
Tangerine
Orange Juice
Pumpkin Pie
Burnt Orange

Yellow

This is Yellow

Synonyms
Dirty Yellow
Canary
Greenish Yellow
Mustard Yellow

Green

This is Green

Synonyms
Kelly
Grass
Emerald
Algae

Blue

This is Blue

Synonyms
Dutch Blue
Ocean
Sky Blue
Azure

Violet

This is Blue

Synonyms
Purple
Grape
Plum
Aubergine

The HP On-Line Color Thesaurus

The results that are returned are a large color square with a rendering of the color if it was found. If the name was not found, for example “greeb” was entered, then the next nearest color name in terms of edit distance, in this case “green”, will be returned. So no you won’t have to remember how to spell fuchsia. In addition to the colored square are the corresponding RGB and hexidecimal values. Finally there is a note about how common the color name is. Below this are the color synonyms and antonyms. Each column has smaller color squares rendering the color names and the names with links so that you can easily click-through to these names. The results are based on analysis of 20,000+ color name database in English collected from a 20+ language ongoing online color naming experiment.


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Shame on you, you claim to be a color blog and you leave out indigo?!! It's my favorite!
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Well... we claim to be a color blog... but we don't claim to be a perfect color blog :)

I only included the primary and secondary colors in my examples above... the rest of the wonderful colors are yours to explore and play with at the HP site. Happy COLOURloving!
Wow!! A combination of two of my most favourite things- colour and thesauruses! Um- does anyone else enjoy just reading thesauruses? Or is that crazy of me? xD
Find your "color":

Input text of "retsof" was not found. Using "yellow" instead.
Input text of "electrikmonk" was not found. Using "electric pink" instead.
Input text of "peachbelle" was not found. Using "teal blue" instead.
Input text of "dia" was not found. Using "sea" instead.
Input text of "laleh1979" was not found. Using "pale teal" instead.
Input text of "COLOURlover" was not found. Using "cornflower" instead.
Find your color:

Input text of "COLOURlover" was not found. Using "cornflower" instead.
Input text of "retsof" was not found. Using "yellow" instead.
We just finished that other blog about T-Mobile owning the color "magenta".

Let's see what happens here:

Input text of "T-Mobile" was not found. Using "torquise" instead.

Turquoise is a synonym, but "torquise" is their color. It's perfect for them. They should have it and others of us won't care that much.
The color name thesaurus didn't leave out indigo. It's right here:

indigo; red=86, green=43, blue=178; hex=562bb2; less commonly used.
The results are based on analysis of 20,000+ color name database in English collected from a 20+ language ongoing online color naming experiment.
18,000 colors must have been tossed out during the analysis. I have found well under 2,000 colors in there.
Input text of "arieleartist" was not found. Using "green mist" instead.

good idea, retsof! =D
i don't know how i missed this before. what fun.
my user name came up with crimson. boring. but i put in Julie, my real name and it was not found. using SLIME instead! harumph!
Haha, never thought of the possibility to Find Color Synonyms, great idea and it's just looking fantastic :)

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