I've always loved color; crayons, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, dice, any multiples of the same format in an array of colors--it's like my Asperger's and my OCD start humping each other every time I'm allowed to play with art supplies or color-coding or sorting by rainbow order. I got my first set of Sharpies this month and oh the fun that was had.
Been eyeing this site for years, but didn't bite until I was thinking of where I could find a place to compare a selection of colors using only a limited mobile device. Wikipedia ate me again, and this time it was "Traditional colors of Japan": 226 colors given names, translations, hex codes, and RGB values, arranged in nine "series" by color type (Red-Violet, Red, Yellow-Red, Yellow, Green-Yellow, Green/Blue-Green, Blue/Violet-Blue, Violet, and Achromatic), versions of historical colors used in Japanese culture for more than a thousand years, based off of the natural materials available for dyeing and the Confucian hand-me-down organisational system from China.
226 is too many to process, of course, and so many of them had repetitive names related to tea or wood or mice, so I started taking notes on a few simple names and wound up copying down 67 color identities. The selection was largely independent of what the color actually looked like--I just picked the names that were least boring/repetitive/overly specific--so in the end it's a semirandom assortment, and I'm even grouping them slightly out of order, so...if there's any horrible clashing, blame it on that. ^^; (I may have gone to an art school, but I was an actress, so any visual/design skills I have were largely absorbed from my VA friends via osmosis.)
Of course, to my dismay, palettes allow only five colors maximum, so I can't look at the overall array just yet. I'm keeping them in their series and trying to split them up evenly. It's interesting how many of the colors have already been named, in many cases with the Japanese names from the reference.