According to this Buzzfeed post, people either see the dress in the picture as black & blue or gold & white. Sharing this with my friends - who I trust not to troll me - also showed the stark disparity. What's going on? Is this an optical illusion? Or something related to the way our brains process information? [more inside]
I recently came across a set of five six-sided dice with colored squares and triangles on each side. What are they? [more inside]
I know that my bands bandcamp page can look better, but I don't know how. What are better choices for the background color of the main page? [more inside]
I need to paint my home to sell and completely lack the skill necessary to tell good colors from bad. (Really, my bedroom is a navy blue pit of despair.) [more inside]
We're putting down new wood floors in our bedroom. We've got lovely curtains, terrific bedding. And I just painted the walls a pleasant grey/purple tone. But our dresser and headboard are two different shades of cheap light-colored IKEA wooden stuff. The new floor is yet another light wood tone. Is there some kind of wash or paint treatment I can apply to my headboard and dresser that will pull them out of the light wood range and into the other colors in my palette, so that our stuff can finally match? [more inside]
I'm painting a wall dark blue and re-doing the ceiling in white. The place where wall and ceiling meet is very uneven, and I'd like a nice clean line between the two. This seems to be a pretty common problem, and the standard solution seems to be creating a neat line somewhere other than the actual wall-ceiling joint. But some say paint the wall color up a bit onto the ceiling and some say paint the ceiling color down a bit onto the wall. Given the colors I'm dealing with, which will look better?
I bought these awesome tights from ModCloth and I have no idea what to wear with them. They are grey and teal and it's just a bit of an awkward color combination. Can you recommend specific pieces or colors for me to pair with them?
I am an early 20s male, straight if it's relevant, and I need some help getting good clothes for summer. [more inside]
Please give me recommendations for accessories that you initially dismissed as too weird or "out there" but then discovered were surprisingly versatile. [more inside]
Powerpoint Chart Colors Question: can someone tell me how to calculate the R/G/Y values for similar colors? [more inside]
Are there differences in the energy needed for a plant to produce a certain color flower than a different plant producing a different color? [more inside]
Help me figure out what color purse I should buy to maximize it's versatility with different colors in my wardrobe. [more inside]
Why do African violets not propagate "true," in regards to color patterns? [more inside]
Music nerds! I'm looking for recommendations for songs that have synesthetic effects- music that makes you see colors, feel cold, et cetera when you listen to it. Suggestions? [more inside]
Missed the game itself, but noticed that in yesterdays outing the Lakers were wearing their home gold and the Heat were wearing black with the game in Miami. Why?
Have you painted a closet a bright color? How did it turn out? [more inside]
Please help me cut thru the complex jibberjabber and simply select a Pantone color in Illustrator. [more inside]
Best color picker? I have tried various things with differing levels of satisfaction, but I'd like to know if there's some really great one that I'm missing. Firefox addons, Windows software, or websites are what I need. [more inside]
My son-in-law has requested a knitted Space Invaders hat. I have found a design source for the various Aliens shapes, but I'm missing the shooting turret. Do you remember the shape and the colors of the turret? I'm thinking green, but I have this nagging doubt that everything was white on a black background, in spite of the very colorful alien invaders images on Google search.
Let's go down the psycho path! (that is the slogan I would come up with if I were a board game publisher. It is lame enough to work!)
Board Game Filter: So my mom called today, and asking about an old board game she loved. She used to play it with her cousin -- she thinks it'd have been about '73-ish. She remembers it being called "Psychopath" (or perhaps "Psycho Path"), but my google-fu failed on that name, so perhaps that is not it. (Actual Gameplay Description Inside) [more inside]
My MacBook's display suddenly faded to a very pale bluish white, and all the colors look very washed out. Closing the display and reopening it will sometimes fix the problem, but within an hour the screen suddenly fades again. Restarting has no effect. [more inside]
How do people pick exterior color schemes for their houses? Might you want to help with mine? [more inside]
Is it possible to create a custom Adobe Connect meeting room? [more inside]
Are there any good online tools which give instructions on how to mix basic food colors to get more elaborate ones? [more inside]
Where can I buy colored jeans in NYC? [more inside]
Does anyone know the name of this music video that was very popular in Turkey the last few months: the artist is a woman singing in Hindi (I think); the song is about 'different colors' (we are all different) and has diverse characters - with a lot of diverse styles. It is a real catchy song and a the video is full of beautiful colors.
Lead me to your secret treasure trove of tops that won't make me look like a tattooed easter egg! [more inside]
I'm about to order a batch of letterpressed business cards. I've never worked with letterpressing before—do you have any experience or insight to share? [more inside]
Programmers: know any good algorithms for picking colors, modifying colors or choosing colors that go well together? This is specifically for code. I'm NOT looking for apps that let you choose colors. [more inside]
I've read tons of advice on how to sync iCal on my mac with iCal on my iPhone via Google, but I'm still confused. Could a patient explainer explain to me how it works? [more inside]
I just bought a house across the street from a Home Depot, all of the walls are white, and I'm indecisive. Please help me use up my many paint samples. [more inside]
How do I live in a house with light pink walls, and big bright blue accent walls? [more inside]
On signs and other media shown outdoors, why does the color red seem to fade the fastest? [more inside]
what part of south east US is likely to have the best fall colors (foliage) over the next week? [more inside]
If you had to paint this room, both the top and bottom parts of each wall and the cabinents, what colors would you choose?
FashionFilter: Apparently I have a 'winter' complexion. What colors should I be wearing? [more inside]
Choosing the right makeup and brands is really confusing for me. So many companies - so many colors and combinations. I need help choosing lipsticks, pencils and eye shadows that will look good and feel good. What are some really excellent brands to go with that are cost effective? Colors that I'm looking for golds, creamy browns, tawny pink - soft and muted. Extra points for classy and luxurious though I'm out of the Chanel, Dior and Bobbi Brown league. I'd say low to middle range in price. Thanks!
We are going to be repainting our master closet pretty soon and are considering new colors to use. Is there such a thing as an ideal wall/ceiling color for a closet--something that won't change the appearance of the colors of the clothing or cast weird glows in the room? I seem to recall that a lighter shade of gray is good for this purpose, but I'm not finding any decent writing to support that notion. The closet is 5 ft. by 11 ft. with a 9 ft. ceiling, lit by two CFLs. The adjacent rooms are in a light yellowy color (shown on the wall in the picture on this random blog post) with white trim. I guess there's always white? Any advice or links would be appreciated!
How could one change the colors of links in a Microsoft Word document? [more inside]
I watch a lot of movies, and I have noticed that in modern movies, almost every shot has a very restricted palette of two colors. Could someone tell me when this practice became standard? [more inside]
My brown suit looks more like a dark plum color; need suggestions for shirt & tie colors... [more inside]
Does everyone categorise shades of colours in the same way? I'm interested in the way shades of colours are bundled together in different cultures/languages. [more inside]
What color is St. Charles Place in Monopoly? [more inside]
What colors go with maroon? [more inside]
Optoma HD70 projector flickering crazy colors, then whimpering out - just over a year old, with a brand new bulb installed 6 months ago -- tech support not very helpful. Anyone have ideas, or sympathy at least? [more inside]
What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain? [more inside]
What does "triple-black" mean in the context of car finishes? [more inside]
What is this interior painting trend I see before me? [more inside]
I want to buy a sink for my bathroom. The sink I want is an American Standard. The toilet I already bought is a Kohler. Both are listed as white, but I can't tell if the whites match. Any one know a good resource for checking this out? I could go to the Depot, but they don't have exactly the sink I'm looking for, so I will probably have to do a internet faith order.
What is the best approach to color management? I only just realised that how I see my photos in iPhoto, Photoshop, and Safari isn't how the majority of people on the net are seeing them? What is the best setup for consistent color management that still looks good? [more inside]
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