Template talk:Color topics

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Due to some people not understanding the list template. I am all for changing the template into a Color topic template instead. Here's sort of example of what it would look like.

Jhenderson777 (talk) 16:38, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

And if you haven't noticed it already. There is a hidden comment on the Colors list. What do you think? Jhenderson777 (talk) 16:46, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
I don’t think that’s a reasonable set of topics (part of the problem is that Wikipedia’s coverage of color is in general disorganized and extremely incomplete), and I don’t think the addition of a template like that to articles would actually help anyone. –jacobolus (t) 21:13, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
My recommendation is to completely move this discussion to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Color, where interested editors might participate. –jacobolus (t) 21:18, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
I would have thought that would be a better place, too, but apparently not many color editors watch that page, as I haven't been able to stir up any input to the deletion discussion. But I do like the color topics template better than the color list, because it can reasonably evolve as editors find better organizations or topics to add to it, as opposed to the color list template that has an unexplained notion of "major" could only grow to become a laundry list of too many colors. As to whether it would actually help anyone, I think that's not such a big deal, compared to the color list that actively misleads and confuses with its selection and categorizations of colors. Dicklyon (talk) 02:29, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Fair enough. It probably should be renamed to something other than "List of Colors" then. Do you have any input on a potential initial set of topics? –jacobolus (t) 02:53, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes I changed the name and I will probably let the redirection name be deleted. Jhenderson777 (talk) 18:20, 7 August 2010 (UTC)


If pink is a main color isn't cyan as well? --Mrmoustache14 (talk) 22:34, 5 October 2012 (UTC)


I have modified the template to take one parameter. If it is set then this template displays [Cc]olour. I have also added documentation. -- PBS (talk) 14:00, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

looks fine, I tweaked it a bit per WP:BRINT. Frietjes (talk) 16:58, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Pastel colour family[edit]

I've added this to the template, yes, the article is but a stub but the pastel color group does seem quite relevant, and this stub has suffered from being rather hard to find, imo. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 15:25, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Too cluttered[edit]

IP editors have significantly expanded this template this month. I think it's getting to the point where it contains far too much information. Could those making the edits please excercise some more editorial discretion about which topics to include, and trim the template back to a manageable size? —Psychonaut (talk) 17:24, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Add colors to the color template[edit]

Hello PBS, a suggested idea. The list of colors in the 'above' section are for the "shades of color" and not the color themselves. How about making the link to the color followed by the link to "shades" in parenthesis. Example: 'Violet (color)' followed by 'Shades of violet' as: Violet (shades). That would make the template quite a bit more useful in color searches. Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 12:09, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Passing this suggestion along again. Randy Kryn (talk) 02:40, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 15 October 2018[edit]

Can I add Category:Shades of color templates to Template: Color topics? ColorTheoryRGB CMYK 23:53, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: {{edit template-protected}} is usually not required for edits to the documentation, categories, or interlanguage links of templates using a documentation subpage. Use the 'edit' link at the top of the green "Template documentation" box to edit the documentation subpage. — JJMC89(T·C) 04:09, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 11 December 2018[edit]

Please add The dress (in italics) to the color perception section. The dress has become a standard for color perception discussion. Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 11:47, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

 Donexaosflux Talk 12:51, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 6 January 2019[edit]

Could someone italicize On Vision and Colors in the first group? It is the title of a work. Trivialist (talk) 19:47, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

 Done Good catch. – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:02, 7 January 2019 (UTC)