Help:Distinguishable colors

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For purposes of Lua and Template coding, it is often helpful to have a set of colors each of which can readily be distinguished from one another. (For example Module talk:ImportProtein/Src (gene) needs such a set) Some sources for such color sets were cited on a StackExchange forum:[1]

26 colors for the Colour Alphabet Project:[edit]

The 2010 Colour Alphabet Project proposed 26 "letters" coded by colors, which they stated to be near the maximum number reliably distinguishable. Many of their colors closely resembled Kelly's 22 color set.[2]

Decimal Hex code Sample Name
{255,255,255} #FFFFFF (white background assumed)
{240,163,255} #F0A3FF Amethyst
{0,117,220} #0075DC Blue
{153,63,0} #993F00 Caramel
{76,0,92} #4C005C Damson
{25,25,25} #191919 Ebony
{0,92,49} #005C31 Forest
{43,206,72} #2BCE48 Green
{255,204,153} #FFCC99 Honeydew
{128,128,128} #808080 Iron
{148,255,181} #94FFB5 Jade
{143,124,0} #8F7C00 Khaki
{157,204,0} #9DCC00 Lime
{194,0,136} #C20088 Mallow
{0,51,128} #003380 Navy
{255,164,5} #FFA405 Orpiment
{255,168,187} #FFA8BB Pink
{66,102,0} #426600 Quagmire
{255,0,16} #FF0010 Red
{94,241,242} #5EF1F2 Sky
{0,153,143} #00998F Turquoise
{224,255,102} #E0FF66 Uranium
{116,10,255} #740AFF Violet
{153,0,0} #990000 Wine
{255,255,128} #FFFF80 Xanthin
{255,255,0} #FFFF00 Yellow
{255,80,5} #FF5005 Zinnia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Large color set for coloring of many datasets on a plot".
  2. ^ P. Green-Armytage (2010). "A Colour Alphabet and the Limits of Colour Coding" (PDF). Colour: Design & Creativity. 5 (10): 1–23.