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Does anyone know where can I find a poster with colours and their names?

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your local DIY store? not being facetious - i think household paint colourcharts are probably where colours are most likely to be given names - i enjoy reading them (evening shadow, twilight rose etc). another idea might be an art supplies shop who may have a poster of, for example, the windsor and newton oil paint range. there are some websites that name every possible website compliant colour but i've no idea if these are an official naming system or just someone's creativity, like the household paints.

otherwise it's onto pantone colours which are all numbers. spoilsports.

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Crayola crayons. Seriously. Everyone knows them, and the names may be goofy, but this doesn't bother most people.

I don't know if a poster is available, but wikipedia has the full sortable list with hex and rgb codes. Printing these colors through your own plotter would accurately show what they'd look like. And a big box of them in a desk drawer is handy, especially when you want to see if Razzle Dazzle Rose goes well with Inchworm.

But the color range is limited and skewed to some bright ones unfortunately. So maybe Adrian has more practical ideas.

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Otherwise there are plenty of places online that have colour swatches and charts to use. If you are looking for the names that they use on paints, try one of the big painting suppliers such as Winsor and Newton http://www.winsornew...x.aspx?PageID=1

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Dear Hugo:

An printable HTML color chart is available online at http://immigration-u...tml_colors.html
Another html and CSS chart is here http://www.somacon.com/p142.php
Jerry's artarame has color wall charts as low as $2.95

Hopes this helps

dan




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