Am I the only person who sees something like this, and thinks: “Who actually has that many paint chips — and why do they have so many?” (Well, with the exception of, say, some owners of house-painting companies or stores that sell paint, and architectural and/or interior design firms.)
I mean, I can see owning a handful of samples. In advance of my house-painting projects, I’ve visited hardware and paint stores and taken home sample cards of similar paint shades, to help me decide which tint I actually wanted to use. But I didn’t help myself to dozens of swatches.
Do you suppose that people collect paint sample cards with the intent of using them in home decorating/craft projects?
What do you think?
Via Crafting With Paint Chips. DIY & Art Galore :: COLOURlovers, which features many other paint chip projects. (Spotted on Twitter here, via @DesignMilk.)
Holi Festival (Festival of Colors), is a spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, where all distinctions of social class are put aside. People celebrate in the streets by throwing rich handfuls of colored powders on each other. Each person that bumps another then carries their colors.
OK Go … Is There Nothing You Can Not Do?
Sesame Street has teamed up with the band OK GO in this video introducing the basics of color theory. It’s all about the three primary colors.
This video might seem simplistic at first, but color theory is deeply rooted in physics and biology. The “colors” we see in light are nothing more than a certain window of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. Red, blue and green are primary colors in human vision (“trichromacy”). This is because you possess three different kinds of cone cells, each corresponding (more or less) to one of these wavelength ranges.
More “complicated” colors are a result of your nervous system integrating these different wavelength combinations via a very complicated network of interconnected cells that the cones connect to. The same goes for what we view as “complementary” and so on. It’s all dependent on certain cells that you have in your head and how they interpret the world around you.
- Go play the OK Go color game
- A previous post about color vision, with links to mind-bending color illusions(via Brain Pickings)