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Nail color inspiration for wedding guest outfit?

What outside-the-box-color nail polish would best accent a black cocktail dress (with silver accent beading) and silver shoes? [more inside]
posted by shelle on Jul 18, 2014 - 21 answers

How can I transition from dyed to gray when the gray is just emerging?

All my Google searches either tell me how to cover up the gray or go to completely white/silver. Is there any in-between? [more inside]
posted by JanewayJunior on Mar 21, 2014 - 10 answers

NPR story about color

This is driving me batty. In the last year or three I heard a story on NPR about color. I would have heard the story on a Saturday afternoon (I don't know if that helps). The topics ranged from people who can (in theory) see colors that most people can't, the history of dyes and the names we give colors, etc. The narrator tested a theory on his daughter regarding color. Like, he didn't ever mention the color blue to see if she could figure it out on her own. Can anyone help me find this story? thanks in advance, Andres
posted by pibeandres on Feb 10, 2014 - 10 answers

What's the thinking behind this color palette?

Why these 10 colors? [more inside]
posted by Leontine on Jan 7, 2014 - 12 answers

What colour belt with these shoes?

Short question that has me stumped. What colour belt with these shoes? They are a reddish brown/oxblood colour. I don't own an oxblood belt, must I buy one?
posted by Lescha on Sep 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Poems featuring a colour

At my wedding I'm planning to have each table named and themed around a different colour. I would like to put a poem relating to the colour on the table. The problem is, the only poem I have come up with is 'a red, red rose' by Robert Burns which is exactly what I'm looking for, but I have 7 more colours to find. Please give me poems that feature a colour (any colour apart from grey or black) and have a general theme of love and/or marriage.
posted by Laura_J on Sep 7, 2013 - 22 answers

What Color Should I Paint This Room?

I need some suggestions for a paint color for our sunroom. There is lots of light, a wood floor with medium tones and the furniture we have out there is brown and an orangish rust color. The rest of the house is mostly neutral, but we can go with a bold color if it would work well.
posted by Nickel Pickle on Sep 6, 2013 - 13 answers

How to make Photoshop manage colors less stupidly on a Mac

I’m trying to get Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Snow Leopard to show me the colors I expect. I’m using it to do some basic color selection, which will ultimately be pasted into a Python script that generates data graphics for use on the web. Part of my workflow involves screen captures from a browser that get round-tripped through Photoshop and into code, so I need basic RGB hex values to stay consistent through the process. [more inside]
posted by migurski on Jan 24, 2013 - 4 answers

What's wrong with my grape vine?

UnhealthyGrapeVineFilter: Can anyone help me identify what's causing this leaf discolouration on my grape vine? Is it anything to worry about? I'm not sure if it's natural colour change, disease, mineral deficiency or more than one of these things happening at once. The vine is two years old, fruiting quite heavily, on a very sunny south aspect on a poor mix of clay and various stones. I don't know the variety but it's a standard garden centre dessert grape. The photos are in a what I think is a chronological sequence: http://imgur.com/a/2uITk
posted by cromagnon on Aug 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Color timelines of movies? Where did I see this?

FindThisOnTheWebFilter: I vaguely remember seeing something online where someone converted entire movies into a single long image like a timeline, to better see the colour balance over the course of the movie. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

How to calibrate monitor without installing software?

Monitor Lizards Wizards: Is is possible to calibrate a monitor without installing software? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jun 10, 2012 - 5 answers

The most beautiful blue of blues

Yves Klein blue paint dupe? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

The Kindle Fire or the Nook Color, what's the better tablet for cartoonists??

Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet. What's better for a cartoonist? [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Apr 21, 2012 - 18 answers

Black photoconductor in the colour slot?

In the office I work, we've got a Lexmark C935 colour laser printer. It gets loads of use, so we're constantly ordering toner and photoconducters for it. [more inside]
posted by colin folds five on Mar 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Chicago Sky color average

I need the color of the sky in Chicago every day for the last year. Does this exist anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Feb 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Finnish abbreviations

Do you speak Finnish? Can you understand these abbreviations? [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Jan 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Fall Color in WY not to miss?

I've got a week or so to drive around Wyoming, and northern Utah. (Coming back via I70, spending a day in Crested Butte.) Leaving Friday afternoon. What fall color should I absolutely not miss? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Sep 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Auto hex value calculator?

Color-value calculation. What's my most efficient way to come up with the hex values of 30 discrete colors that fade as evenly as possible from 220088 to DDCCFF? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Jul 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Black or white background for presentation slides

I'm speaking at a technical conference in about 2 weeks and my slides (in openoffice) are using black as its background color. But recently in a podcast, several people commented that for conferences, it is mandatory that slides use white for the background to enhance the legibility. On this previous question, the commented used white text on an almost black background. Should I reformat my slides to use a white background ?
posted by lahersedor on May 27, 2011 - 21 answers

Color Sensitivity

What is "color sensitivity", in the context of it being a symptom of hypothyroidism? It appears on this list of symptoms, but I can't find anything else that will tell me how someone with hypothyroidism might experience color sensitivity. [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Mar 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Is this basil okay to eat?

Is my basil okay even if it's now a different color? [more inside]
posted by thehandsomecamel on Dec 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Colors not to wear in the classroom.

Is there data supporting the claim that wearing the color red is a bad choice for teachers in the sense that it negatively affects a student's attention, comfort level, etc.? I know a college professor that never wears red because of this. If so, are there other colors good-or-bad to wear? Can I blame my 6360 angstrom magenta cable-knit sweater on the Is-This-Gonna-Be-On-The-Test day I've been having in my class? Would a brown leg bandanna make my students own the quadratic formula?
posted by klausman on Oct 18, 2010 - 5 answers

What color curtains should I get?

What color curtains should I get? [more inside]
posted by ant345 on Oct 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Photoshop tool for color correcting

Photoshop function to display multiple versions of the image with different color casts. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Oct 8, 2010 - 3 answers

seriously, this should just work, right?

What is the best practice workflow for using Illustrator file in Indesign? Cut & paste catastrophe to follow. [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Oct 4, 2010 - 15 answers

Which software can I use to classify photos by dominate color?

Does there exist software that can classify a large set of digital photos based on color? [more inside]
posted by Peter Petridish on Sep 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Am I going blind?

Am I going blind? [more inside]
posted by coldblackice on Aug 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Olive Drab hair?

I want to dye my hair olive drab. [more inside]
posted by bink on Aug 4, 2010 - 17 answers

Identify a book about some woman who tries to get her man to murder some stranger

Identify this book: lady with white hair and crimson "area" tries to get her boyfriend to kill a hobo and plant a tree. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Apr 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Is there a website that generates solid-color backgrounds?

Does anyone know of a website that generates full-screen, solid-color backgrounds? [more inside]
posted by aftermarketradio on Oct 13, 2009 - 14 answers

Magic color changing blueberry residue

You buy a bag of delicious frozen blueberries and empty its contents into a plastic tub which you keep in the freezer. When the last of the berries have been consumed, a light pinkish-red residue remains in the tub. You proceed to rinse out the container, and after a few seconds under running water the color suddenly and dramatically changes to a deep dark blue. Why? [more inside]
posted by Rhomboid on Aug 8, 2009 - 14 answers

photographic white lies

This might be a wild goose chase. But can anyone help me track down any sort of a technical clue for why a white tint very specifically applied to one part of a photo taken in the 1920s – for the purpose of deliberate deception – would have turned a dark, purplish navy color over time? [more inside]
posted by Jody Tresidder on Jul 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Website for cheap color copies?

Is there a website that will make cheap color copies and ship them to me? Kinkos wil do it for about a dollar a page, but I've heard of websites that will do it for cheaper and then ship the copies to me. Is that possible?
posted by nickhb on Jul 16, 2009 - 1 answer

Get this light red out of my hair!

Good professional hair color turned into revolting light red a month later. Want to get back to original color at-home. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Apr 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Modern (recently new) color laser all-in-one device.

Looking for a modern (recently new) color laser all-in-one device. The device I had specced out seems to not be available any more - no one has it available for some odd reason. I need help picking another one, please! [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Feb 23, 2009 - 2 answers

Not gunna do it! Not. Gunna. Do. It.

SiameseCatFilter: If I shave my siamese, will he be brown under his fur, or does the fur change color as it grows out? [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Nov 21, 2008 - 14 answers

Sorry, love, there is no color that would match that floor.

What color should I paint a bedroom with a swirly brown-black-reddish stained concrete floor? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Nov 12, 2008 - 9 answers

What colors "go" in fashion?

Are there any websites that have easy to understand guidelines about matching colors in fashion? [more inside]
posted by peep on Oct 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Answer this and help me stay fashionable.

For a 23 year-old male, what color could I buy a pair of sneakers in and expect them to go with most things? [more inside]
posted by phaded on Sep 11, 2008 - 23 answers

Natural-looking (read: undetectable) highlights in New York?

So I am a female in my 20s, just moved to NYC, and need to find a top rate hair salon that does natural-looking highlights--which, as all we women know, requires word-of-mouth recommendations. Please, beauty junkie mefites, help! [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on Aug 23, 2008 - 8 answers

What the heck is wrong with the colour on my TV?

What the heck is wrong with the colour on my TV? [more inside]
posted by loiseau on Nov 12, 2007 - 16 answers

Device Manager in XP doesn't see LCD monitor

Help! I've just reinstalled Windows XP, and now my computer doesn't recognize that I have a monitor in the Device Manager, which means I can't install drivers, which means my screen in currently in 4-bit colour mode. Which is really not going to sit well with my family if I can't fix it. [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Feb 21, 2007 - 12 answers

Images are distorted in Photoshop.

Photoshop is distorting the color and contrast in all of my images. Examples linked within. Help! [more inside]
posted by brain_drain on Aug 6, 2006 - 16 answers

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