Through the 6x6x6 Color Cube
Face to Face
Select a slice number and background color.
< less blue 1 2 3 4 5 6 more blue >
black | user-defined | white
Position the cursor over any square to see its hexadecimal code.
Select a square to see text rendered in and placed on the color.
ABOUT THIS DISPLAY
This display was created entirely with table background colors and a single-pixel transparent GIF image that forces table cells into a square shape. To see the colors, you will need to use a browser that displays colored backgrounds in tables, such as Netscape Navigator 3.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 or higher. The pages are optimized for non-graphical browsers as best I can manage: Lynx users, for instance, will see the color names in arrays.
AM I BLUE?
To visualize the interior of the color cube, I have created these "face to face" pages, which represent 6 slices of the cube using a plane perpendicular to the blue axis. All the colors on any given slice share the same amount of blue.
I find that interesting color harmonies are revealed by looking at these slices. Perhaps another "value" of this visualization is that it offers web designers a way of finding colors that work well together. You can view the colors against a black or white background, or define your browser's background color any way you like and view them against that background. In addition, each colored square is linked to a file that displays text of that color on white, gray, and black backgrounds, as well as white, gray, and black text on the color.
ENJOYING YOUR TRIP
In these pages, imagine you are looking down at the top face of the cube, with the black vertex in the upper left corner farthest from your eye, and the white vertex in the lower right corner nearest to your eye.
To move through the slices, use the navigation items at the top of the page. To see all the slices at once, visit the full palette, but be patient, because rendering consecutive tables takes a while. Enjoy your trip, and e-mail me if you did!
full palette | corner to corner | face to face | about this cube
William I. Johnston