Jump to content


Photo

Browns and Colour Theory

brown paint colour color theory

  • Please log in to reply
36 replies to this topic

#1 smokingwreckage

smokingwreckage

    Gawdlike!!

  • Bones Supporter
  • 9681 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:54 AM

I lost the thread, someone asked about browns on the colour wheel.

They are very dull (desaturated, I think) oranges and yellows.

And now you know.

Naturally, he died because a wizard exploded.


#2 Doug Sundseth

Doug Sundseth

    Godlike

  • Members
  • 3017 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

Largely true.

But brown is a tertiary color that can be mixed a variety of ways. Olive drab is a green brown and should be treated as such on a color wheel. And you can get yellow, red, or purple browns as well (we mostly call blue-brown "gray"). If PAE were around, I'm sure he'd be happy to expound at length on browns — leather brown, earth brown, mahogany brown, grass brown, sky brown, snow brown ....

^_^

#3 siliconjedi

siliconjedi

    Rabble Rouser

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 65 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

Olive drab is a

Desaturated dark yellow.

The most efficient way to make it is adding black to Yellow.
  • psyberwolfe1 likes this

#4 Doug Sundseth

Doug Sundseth

    Godlike

  • Members
  • 3017 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

That's because black is most commonly a very dark blue, and blue plus yellow equals green. OD is clearly not yellow.

#5 CashWiley

CashWiley

    Great Old One (With Bow)

  • Members
  • 6433 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

I hope to one day be able to paint in all broken colors :)

#6 siliconjedi

siliconjedi

    Rabble Rouser

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 65 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:53 PM

OD is clearly not yellow.


OD is very clearly yellow. There are other "military greens" that are bluer, but OD is not green.

Of course this argument would need to establish what exactly we are calling OD. And what we mean by yellow and green. It will turn philosophical.

OLIVE DRAB, right??

Thats RGB #666600 What is RGB #FFFF00 Why its pure bright Yellow!

Do not disrespect my color authority. I've got mutant eyes that pick up two different color palletes.
  • psyberwolfe1 likes this

#7 Heisler

Heisler

    Auctioneer at Large

  • Auctioneer
  • 5826 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:03 PM

mmm every color I have that claims to be olive drab is definitely a green, sounds like a philosophical discussion that could spill forth into beekeepers.
* It's NOT denial. I'm just very selective about the reality I accept. -- Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
* Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war - Shakespeare's Julius Caeser
* Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
* We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill
* Tardis Express: When it absolutely, positively, has to be there yesterday
* Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, ... - Shakespeare's Henry V
* My two hobby blog; Wargames and Railroads

#8 Niranth

Niranth

    Uber-Mensch

  • Bones Supporter
  • 575 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

OD is clearly not yellow.


OD is very clearly yellow.

Man in Black: "You've made your decision then?" :D
Bones KickStarter Links: http://www.reapermin...kstarter-links/

#9 Heisler

Heisler

    Auctioneer at Large

  • Auctioneer
  • 5826 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

Olive Drab is defined by the Federal Standard 595 paint spec as FS14087 which is indeed green as indicated by the second number in the code which is a 4 which is green. Now truly the debate becomes what color is olive drab?
* It's NOT denial. I'm just very selective about the reality I accept. -- Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
* Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war - Shakespeare's Julius Caeser
* Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
* We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill
* Tardis Express: When it absolutely, positively, has to be there yesterday
* Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, ... - Shakespeare's Henry V
* My two hobby blog; Wargames and Railroads

#10 smokingwreckage

smokingwreckage

    Gawdlike!!

  • Bones Supporter
  • 9681 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

I'm olive drab!
  • buglips*the*goblin likes this

Naturally, he died because a wizard exploded.


#11 Sergeant_Crunch

Sergeant_Crunch

    God of Overly Complex Tactics and Tactical Errors

  • Members
  • 8667 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

Olive Drab is a color I used to see way too much of. Now it's Foliage Green.

I'm not so sure I'd want to get hit by a missile with a "dog brain" AI.
My blog:  http://scsminimadness.blogspot.com/


#12 Doug Sundseth

Doug Sundseth

    Godlike

  • Members
  • 3017 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

OD is clearly not yellow.


Do not disrespect my color authority. I've got mutant eyes that pick up two different color palletes.


If we're going to play that game, my last color acuity test was about three months ago. Per that test, my color acuity is "superior", a result of my not making any mistakes in any of the four sets of color chips. When was your last test? :rolleyes:

That said, "olive drab" (like "khaki") is a tertiary color (which is to say, mixed from all three primary colors) and the name describes a variety of colors, sometimes more yellow and sometimes more blue, but nearly everyone would describe the middle of that range as some variant of green. Anyone who doubts this can try a Google image search on "olive drab" and decide for himself.

But hey, call it "red" if it pleases you.

#13 siliconjedi

siliconjedi

    Rabble Rouser

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 65 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:10 PM

As per milspec CMYK %: 0, 8, 26, 58
C=0
M=8
Y=26
K=58

Wow, Yellow and black...

#14 buglips*the*goblin

buglips*the*goblin

    Cybermonkey Wrangler

  • Bones Supporter
  • 9411 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:13 PM

I agree that Olaf is drab, and he should make an effort to be more festive.
  • psyberwolfe1 likes this

Current Bones Count: Total: awaiting recount    Painted: 134


#15 siliconjedi

siliconjedi

    Rabble Rouser

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 65 posts

Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

Primary colors don't exist anyway, everyone in this argument (Including me) is basically wrestling on a house of cards. I do get that people perceive it as "green" but there are lots of reasons why.

I know if I want OD, I take yellow and add black.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: brown, paint, colour, color, theory

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users