Millions of colors. The phrase rolls easily off the lips, but what does it really mean? What colors are we talking about? How many millions?
Suppose someone hankered for just one of the millions?
The phrase “millions of colors” refers to the hues we use in making pretty pages on the Web and in Second Life. The actual total is 256x256x256 or 16,777,216. Let’s round off to, say, about 17 million.
I know, people say 16 million colors all the time, but they weren’t present the day they taught rounding.
Anyway. we have about 17 million different colors to play with.
Pick a color…
AliceBlue, AntiqueWhite, Aqua, Aquamarine, Azure, Beige, Bisque, Black, BlanchedAlmond, Blue, BlueViolet, Brown, BurlyWood, CadetBlue, Chartreuse, Chocolate, Coral, CornflowerBlue, Cornsilk, Crimson, Cyan, DarkBlue, DarkCyan, DarkGoldenRod, DarkGray, DarkGreen, DarkKhaki, DarkMagenta, DarkOliveGreen, Darkorange, DarkOrchid, DarkRed,
DarkSalmon, DarkSeaGreen, DarkSlateBlue, DarkSlateGray, DarkTurquoise, DarkViolet, DeepPink, DeepSkyBlue, DimGray, DodgerBlue, FireBrick, FloralWhite, ForestGreen, Fuchsia, Gainsboro, GhostWhite, Gold, GoldenRod, Gray, Green, GreenYellow, HoneyDew, HotPink, IndianRed, Indigo, Ivory, Khaki, Lavender, LavenderBlush, LawnGreen, LemonChiffon,
Hat by Lillyanne Lustre
LightBlue, LightCoral, LightCyan, LightGoldenRodYellow, LightGray, LightGreen, LightPink, LightSalmon, LightSeaGreen, LightSkyBlue, LightSlateGray, LightSteelBlue, LightYellow, Lime, LimeGreen, Linen, Magenta, Maroon, MediumAquaMarine, MediumBlue, MediumOrchid, MediumPurple, MediumSeaGreen, MediumSlateBlue, MediumSpringGreen, MediumTurquoise,
Oh, this is not the green castle. This is the other one.
MediumVioletRed, MidnightBlue, MintCream, MistyRose, Moccasin, NavajoWhite, Navy, OldLace, Olive, OliveDrab, Orange, OrangeRed, Orchid, PaleGoldenRod, PaleGreen, PaleTurquoise, PaleVioletRed, PapayaWhip, PeachPuff, Peru, Pink, Plum, PowderBlue,
Standing in for Jean-Luc.
Purple, Red, RosyBrown, RoyalBlue, SaddleBrown, Salmon, SandyBrown, SeaGreen, SeaShell, Sienna, Silver, SkyBlue, SlateBlue, SlateGray, Snow, SpringGreen, SteelBlue, Tan, Teal, Thistle, Tomato, Turquoise, Violet, Wheat, White, WhiteSmoke, Yellow, YellowGreen.
I told you the dragon is green.
What did you choose?
Those are the color names understood by most Web browsers. A long way from 17 million names, but it’s a good start. By the way, these are merely nicknames for their real names in computer-speak, which read like FAEBD7, CD5C5C, and 4682B4.
Second Life surely is a rainbow-hued world.
What’s in your wallet?
If you had all these color names to choose from, would you select green?
Well, my old SL friend and neighbor HALEY Salomon did and she loves it!
In fact, she tags herself as the princess of green. She lives in a green castle. She always wears green. Even her dragon is green.
We’re talking green here. If it’s green, she loves it. DarkGreen, OliveGreen, ForestGreen, LawnGreen, LightGreen, SeaGreen, LimeGreen, PaleGreen, SpringGreen, YellowGreen, and their variants. Her shade is green.
Oh, by the way, my Mac tells me that YellowGreen and GreenYellow are two different colors. Imagine that! It says GreenYellow is ADFF2F and YellowGreen is 9ACD32. How’s that for splitting hairs?
It also says the color we see depends on the wavelength of light we receive in our eyes and has nothing to do with its intensity or lightness. Whew! This Mac is way too geeky.
Anyway, check out this royal’s green wardrobe. What do do you think?
From back in the day, an honest-to-god poodle skirt. I kid you not.