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ravengrace wrote

Mulberry has more purple in it than magenta. Poppy red is a warm red Carmine is cooler. The main things that make the colours different are warmness or coolness (what end of the colour spectrum the colours are closer too.. for example red orange and yellow are warm and green blue and violet are cool )


yaaqov wrote

In my own usage, I tend to reserve "magenta" only for that extremely saturated color that, along with cyan and yellow, is a "true" primary (pigment) color. "Fuchsia" is a close synonym, to me. Anything right around #FF00FF, you know?

On the other hand, I feel like mulberry has a good bit more gray in it... like #C03080ish?


rot wrote (edited )

Color names are stupid. Unless you refer to a specific color system like RGB, hex, CMYK, Pantone. It's basically arbitrary.


yaaqov wrote (edited )

I mean... This criticism could be levied against words in general. I don't think color terms are fundamentally different from, say, words for dog breeds, or genres of music, or political ideologies. "Unless you refer to a specific base pair sequence, [dog breed names] are basically arbitrary."

I'd also note that, on a different level, CMYK codes, Hz and BPM values, and genomes, are themselves arbitrary.


rot wrote

They are arbitrary systems but they're uniform number values like centimeters or inches. If I say "rose" or "sea blue" you will probably picture a different color than me. You can't misinterpret #043B4C or #FFCED4