Colors

It’s astonishing how many colors there are and how many distinct colors have English names.  A simple search led to this this page of the “954 most common monitor colors, as defined by several hundred thousand participants in the xkcd color name survey.”  Almost 1,000 shades, and that’s just shades we can distinguish on a computer monitor.

I wonder if there are people who can exactly identify a shade, without comparing it to other shades, similar to the way those with perfect pitch can exactly identify a tone played in isolation.  I’m definitely not one of those people, but regardless I can appreciate the wide variety of colors I see and the infinite combinations available.

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