Color Blindness as Seen Through Color Blind Eyes —  A Blog

Color Blindness as Seen Through Color Blind Eyes — A Blog


Colblindor was started in early 2006 when Daniel Flück created a blog based on colour blindness, as most of the resources about the topic are scattered. The blog has actually become quite the comprehensive resource, addressing types of colour blindness and how to distinguish between types of colour blindness, such as the aforementioned Protanopia.

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To learn more, visit his site here.

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Color Symbolism: Green

Color Symbolism: Green


Stepping into the cooler side of the spectrum, we find green. Green is opposite one of the purples, more so of magenta, on the colour spectrum, opposite the right balance of blue and red. Green endures a duality of nature, and is often associated with jealousy and greed, but also, beyond what it has come to mean, it is part of a lush world.

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Green is a part of almost every land-grown plant on this known world. It is often associated with life and living as a result. To be Green can mean a focus on all things environmentally friendly.

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Plays on Color in the Animal Kingdom

Plays on Color in the Animal Kingdom


Given the role colour plays in all of our lives, in a setting where survival take priority, it's often that colour comes to aid. For most animals, having colours that match their surroundings is enough.

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An animal in the ocean would match the ocean floor from above, and the sky from below. An animal in the jungle would match the area in which it lives, whether that is the canopy or the ground.

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Color-smitten in Philadelphia

Color-smitten in Philadelphia


In the past week, the weather has really lifted my spirits. Between the three-day rainstorm and the now seventy degree days, paired with a steady wind, each day has been perfect.

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This weekend, I found myself on a day trip to Philadelphia. I went down for a few reasons, one of which was to see the Sakura trees mentioned a few posts back, and with the passing rains and rising temperatures, they have already started scattering. The variety I found in the city was only pink on the outside, toward the base of the petal.

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Earth Day

Earth Day


Happy Earth Day, everyone.

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If the weather here is any sign of how this day is going to be, 'beautiful' is an inadequate summary. Each year, I commemorate this day by hiking for its entirety, and usually dragging some unwilling-to-go-as-far friend with me. So, before I do that, I just wanted to extend my wishes, and hope that everyone does something today ... and any day possible after.

Do you do anything special for Earth Day? If you can't get outside, what colours do you love that occur naturally? Do you have any memories based around this day?

And don't forget to share!

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Protecting You Mac Mouse with Colorful Baby Socks

Protecting You Mac Mouse with Colorful Baby Socks


I recently bought a wireless Mighty Mouse from apple for my MacBook, but wanted a sleeve for the mouse so when it gets thrown in my bag it doesn't end up getting all scratched up.

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The only option in the Apple store was the sock sleeves for the iPod, but I didn't want to spend $30 on a cover for my mouse. Lucky for me the Baby GAP store was right next door to the Apple store... and I found a colorful little sleeve for my mouse for only $2.

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Tutorial: Color Palette Downloads


You can now download any of the more than 60,000 palettes on COLOURlovers and use them in any of your creative works. There are several formats for downloading palettes.

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Photoshop ACO
Illustrator Ai
ColorSchemer CS
CSS
HTML
ZIP file of all 5 formats.

Below is a video tutorial to using the COLOURlovers Color Palette Downloads Feature. If the video below is too small, click the link below the video for a full size display.

Click Here to view the video in full size.

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Color Blindness: Protanopia

Color Blindness: Protanopia


In the human retina, there exist both rods and three types of cones. The rods are chiefly the receptors that respond to light levels, while the cones send colour to the brain for interpretation.

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An absence or slow development of these colour receptors is what is termed 'colour blindness.' Colour blindness can also be acquired through damage to the retina, optic nerve, or specific areas of the brain, though when acquired, it can actually manifest as a colour blind "spot" on the eye, having complete colour vision outside of that spot.

To say that colour blindness is an absence of colour is not so true for humans. In fact, total colour blindness, seeing life as a black-and-white television show, is extremely rare. Even rarer so is it that colour blindness occurs in females. What it really should be commonly known as is colour deficiency.

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Tutorial: Color Palette Tool


Below is a video tutorial to using the COLOURlovers Color Palette Creation Tool. If the video below is too small, click the link below the video for a full size display.

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Click Here to view the video in full size.

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Sounding Off on Color

Sounding Off on Color


Certain eras or time periods in life, like the Golden Years, have been defined by colour. Anniversaries, holidays, and seasons all have specific associated colours to serve as markers for these specific markers.

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Couldn't the same thing be said about music?

Periods of music have often been tied to colour, like Golden Oldies, Moody Blues or Psychedelic Tracks. In fact, despite 'psychedelic' having the original, actual connotation of being something manifested of the mind, it has come to mean something that is brightly coloured and chaotically patterned, coined by the music of that era.

Taking a look at your own music library, what are the colours you would associate with your collection?

Are those colours different from the ones typically associated with what you listen to?

Have you ever had a need to listen to a 'blue' or 'orange' song?

See if you can make a colour or palette of your favourite songs or albums.

Whatever you do, don't forget to share.

Tag it with 'music' and post it here!

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