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THAT is BROWN?

Was looking at this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Shades_of_brown - and being weirded out. Look at the shades called Taupe, Umber, and Wenge. Either my laptop isn't rendering them properly, or I'm seeing them improperly, because they look like shades of gray to me. So does Khaki. Citrine looks like a yellow, Beige looks like a white, Wheat looks like a very light pink. Desert Sand also looks pink. Fulvous, Sinopa, and Tawny look like orange. Several shades (Burgundy, Chestnut, Cordovan, Redwood) look like shades of purple.

Anyone else seeing what I'm seeing?

Meanwhile, this is actually what I needed.

EDIT: OMG, just noticed Maroon on there, too. Um, no. Maroon is NOT a shade of brown. It is a shade of red.

EDIT 2: Some of the skin color shades looked off, too. So I tilted my screen back some more, which improved things. Now some of the shades of brown look more brown-like too. But not all of them.

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org

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kengr
Mar. 26th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
You can't rely on an uncalibrated computer display to render colors accurately.

That's why Chrissy has a gizmo that when you run the software that comes with it will *adjust* your monitor to display colors properly. I think it can also calibrate color printers.
fayanora
Mar. 26th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
Cool!
kelly_holden
Mar. 26th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
Aside from the possible calibration matter, it's being exhaustive: all those borderline colours are double-listed, or even triple (on its own page, citrine is listed as a green, a yellow and a brown) or quadruple-listed (isabelline is a brown, a yellow, a grey and a white).
capybyra
Mar. 27th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Pantone and a feedback loop like a cam that's been set up for such work.
We used to joke about NTSC meaning "Never The Same Color" and then along came SVGA on LCD monitors. Cruddy line counts and refresh rates sorta dithers errors down int9o the grass. SVGA or better makes each pixel glow with wrongness if it's off from what you expect. It really shows the horror if you've got to have a home made jumbotron effect from panels stacked together. I may have some links in my offline files.
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