TruColor Posted January 6, 2011 Share Posted January 6, 2011 So (Ohio State) Scarlet = (Wisconsin) Cardinal, but (Ohio State) Scarlet ≠ (Nebraska) Scarlet.Yep.Reason #1023758 why color descriptions don't mean diddly.Or reason #1023758 why color descriptions need to be standardized. There should be a scale, i.e., any color in this range is the 'scarlet' family and any color in that range is in the 'crimson' family. Or, PANTONE® just needs to start laying down the law and flexing their power by assigning their colors official names and adopting that as the standard, so there's only one official 'burgundy' and one official 'maroon.'I'm sorry, but that's crazy talk. Maybe they could assign ranges of colors, but it would still be pretty difficult. Take PANTONE 465 for example - it's a Beige, it's a Tan, it's a Vegas Gold. Which is it?And then there's the issue of the sheer number of colors that would have to be fit into these categories of colors. There are 2069 Goe (solid) colors, 1310 PANTONE PLUS solid colors, 300 Premium Metallics, 301 "Classic" Metallics, 155 Pastels, 56 Neons, and 2868 Process colors. Not to mention the 1953 Textiles (cotton and paper), Plastics, and thousands of other colors that aren't even being used anymore. Pantone assigns color descriptions to their Textiles, but it's a fairly subjective science. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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