Is the dress pink or orange? 👗 Does my screen display blue as green? 💻 Will my audience perceive a particular color the way I intend? Use the Color Name Finder to find out.
White: A (1.6 : 1)
Black: AAA (13.5 : 1)
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 image or photo
Color name from hex or RGB code
Color name from color picker
To find the name of a color in an image, the cloud icon can be used to upload or take a photo. The upload for this feature is local and ArtyClick does not store your images.
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: red, orange, yellow, green, cyan (turquoise or aqua), blue, purple (violet) or magenta (pink). More complex hues can be described as a composition of two hues (the primary and the secondary), where each hue contributes to the color to a variable degree. The relative percentage of each hue (in the additive color space) is displayed below the color hue name; the two numbers always sum up to 100%. The higher the percentage, the closer is the selected hue to the respective basic hue.
The color intensity is described using one of 7 levels (ordered from the most to the least saturated): vibrant, moderate, medium, pastel, pale, almost none and none. 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. While vibrant colors are usually used for setting accents, pastel and pale colors often appear in the background or unprocessed photos.
Color perception can be subjective, and there is a significant proportion of the world population living with some form of vision impairment. To ensure that the content can be read by anyone, there are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2) for the acceptable color contrast. There are 3 rating types for the contrast between two colors: AAA, AA and A.
AAA stands for the enhanced user experience; the minimal color contrast ratio is 7:1.
AA stands for the minimal user experience; the color contrast ratio is at least 4.5:1.
Contrast ratios not meeting the above criteria are assigned with an A, which means that the color is not used to convey any information or distinguish a visual element.
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".