Is the dress pink or orange? 👗 Does my screen display the blue color as green? 💻 Will my audience have the same associations with a selected color as me? Use the Color Name Finder to find out.
The feature "Color Name Finder" provides the most common names of a color. It finds color names for 3 types of input:
Color name from an image or a photo
Color name from a hex or an RGB code
Color name from a color picker
To find the name of a color in an image, the cloud icon can be used to upload or take a photo.
Once the image is loaded, clicking on the image areas will initiate the color name identification. You can use the left mouse click to toggle between fixating and releasing the target.
Since lighting conditions strongly affect the colors in an image, it is recommended to take pictures in natural light to obtain the most representative color names.
The ArtyClick Color Name Finder can be used to find color names from hex or RGB codes. The following color codes are supported:
Hex (e.g. "#FF0000" or "#FFF")
RGB (e.g. "RGB(255,0,0)")
The supported RGB codes correspond to the 24-bit system where each component ranges between 0 and 255 (8-bit encoding).
Color names are provided by the comprehensive ArtyClick Color Shades and Names Dictionary with over 1,700 entries with the most common color names.
The color match score represents the similarity between the selected color and the most similar color from the dictionary. It ranges between 0% and 100%, with 100% being a perfect match; most matches are greater than 95% thanks to the high density of the used color dictionary.
Each color belongs to one of the 8 basic hues:
Cyan (turquoise or aqua)
Magenta (bright pink)
More complex hues can be described as a composition of two hues, with one being the primary and the other one the secondary hue.
The color intensity is described using one of 7 the levels (ordered from the most to the least saturated):
The intensity is inversely proportional to the amount of grey in a color. Vibrant colors are pure and only exhibit limited amounts of grey, while pastel and pale colors are diluted with grey and are less poppy. Vibrant colors are usually used for setting accents, while pastel and pale colors often appear in the background or in unprocessed photos.
Why Naming a Color
Most are familiar with situations when we need to describe a color and all that comes to mind is “a very light green” or "a pinkish red". Communicating colors is challenging since broad descriptions interfere with personal associations, and this occasionally leads to color misinterpretation or miscommunication.
There are also times when we are not sure about a particular color. Is the shirt blue or green? Are the eyes grey or blue? Are the floor tiles of a purple or an orange hue? Finding the name solves that problem.
When using color in design, it is also important to consider what emotions different colors evoke. Finding the color name can help in that case too, as often the name will reveal the most common associations with that color.
Another use-case in design is when personal display screen settings may affect the perceived digital color. Double-checking the color name can help to ensure the color used for design will be interpreted by the audience as intended.
The ArtyClick feature “Color Name Finder” helps navigating in the world of 10 million colors that our eyes can distinguish, by providing color names from a color names dictionary with over 1,750 curated records (go to ArtyClick Color Shades and Names Dictionary for more details).
Traditionally, colors are grouped into eleven entities: red, pink, orange, brown, yellow, green, blue, purple, grey, white, and black. These are also the terms commonly used to communicate colors. Artists and designers have richer vocabularies and employ between 50 and 100 titles. Naming several hundreds of colors is a challenge for everyone, and that's why this task is performed by the tool "Color Name Finder".