Encycolorpedia, the digital encyclopedia to call colors by the correct name
While surfing the web, we came across a precious gem that we couldn't keep to ourselves: Encycolorpedia.
It's a boon to those who love color and a boon to those who design with color—from graphic designers to web developers.
Encycolorpedia It's a website very simple and very practical, also available in Italian (just choose the language by clicking on the flags icon), which will provide you with a whole series of information on the world of color by clicking on the elements:
- Safe web colors, the HTML reference table of standard web color codes
- named colors, a more comprehensive HTML color code reference table. To consult everything in one click here.
- extensive colors, that is, a reference table of HTML color codes with the main nuances. To read it in its entirety, just one click here.
Encycolorpedia, the best is yet to come
But the most interesting action, on the other hand, is to do the opposite, that is, to go from the particular to the general. Let's say we've found a color we really like and are perfecting it to complete our project. How to find it and know everything about it?
And by everything we mean: complementarity, harmonic combinations, percentage of composition in RGB and CMYK, how a color blind person would see (depending on the type of color blindness) and much more.
You can save the image containing the color to your computer or tablet, open it with graphics or photo editing software (Photoshop and Illustrator will work just fine), and with the “Eyedropper” tool and the “Color Picker” window. copy the identification code.
Once done, open Encycolorpedia, paste this color code and click on the “Search” button and you will know everything about this shade.
- Information conversion and color space: gives coordinates according to RGB, Hex, CMYK and Munsell Color System to name only the best known
- composition table: graphically represents the percentages of color that make up the chosen tone in the RGB, CMYK and RYB systems
- color blindness simulation: Shows how a colorblind person would see the chosen hue. Taking into account the target audience and their idiosyncrasies is essential in any project. As you can see, the performance is also different depending on the type of color blindness.
- Models, harmonies and combinations: Just like Illustrator does, Encycolorpedia calculates and suggests the complementary color, tertiaries, and harmonic combinations of the color you've chosen.
- Associated Color Names: shows the tones closest and farthest from the chosen one to calibrate the effect of “contrast” or “tone on tone”
- color gradients: shows the different shades of the chosen hue going towards white and then towards black
- HTML and CSS / CSS3 examples: displays code strings to be used in the layout to achieve particular effects
- Associated Paint Colors: all the tips to give to the painter to obtain a paint of the chosen color to give a new "look" to the walls of the house or office
That would be all? We honestly doubt it: Encycolorpedia It is such a wide and versatile tool that it depends on the work you do or the hobby you cultivate. It will surprise you
ps: did you notice that the Encycolorpedia Does it change shades depending on the color you are looking for?