ZwahlenDesign Color Palettes
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Color Palettes, Color Atlases and Color Harmonys Short Documentation.

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1 Languages

  1. English
  2. German

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2 Installation Quick Overview

Number of ZD color palettes (RGB/CMYK) and their source directory, and some install directories.

Note! Source Directory of color palettes: colorpalettes/international/en/.

Tip! For LibreOffice 3.3.1 or higher or OpenOffice.org 3.3, download ZD Color Palettes 2.0 or higher, and install it. Ohter versions, see on the website: http://zwww.zwahlendesign.ch/en/zd_colorpalettes.

Installation quick overview about the RGB and CMYK color palettes
Software Color
Space
Source Directory
(Suffix)
Install Directory Available Palettes
GIMP RGB /rgb/gpl/
(.gpl)
  • Linux: ~/.gimp-2.6/palettes/
  • Win: ~\GIMP-2.6\share\gimp\2.6\palettes\
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Gimp/palettes/
147
CMYK /cmyk/
(-)
0
Krita
and other KDE
programs
RGB /rgb/gpl/
(.gpl)
  • Linux: ~/.kde/share/config/colors/
  • Win: ...\config\colors\
  • Mac: /opt/local/share/kde/config/colors/
147
CMYK /cmyk/
(-)
0
OpenOffice.org 1 - 2,
StarOffice 6 - 8,
NeoOffice
and others
RGB /rgb/1.soc/
(.soc)
  • Linux: ~/.openoffice/2/user/config/
  • Win: ~\OpenOffice\2\user\config\
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/OpenOffice/2/user/config/
147
CMYK /cmyk/
(-)
0
Libreoffice 3,
OpenOffice.org 3,
StarOffice 9,
NeoOffice
and others
RGB /rgb/soc/
(.soc)
  • Linux: ~/.libreoffice/3/user/config/
  • Win: ~\LibreOffice\3\user\config\
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/LibreOffice/3/user/config/
147
CMYK /cmyk/
(-)
0
Scribus RGB /rgb/txt/
(.txt)
  • Linux: /usr/lib/scribus/swatches/
  • Win: ~\Scribus\libs\swatches\
  • Mac: scribus.app/Contents/lib/scribus/swatches/
147
CMYK /cmyk/
(-)
0
Scribus from 1.3.5svn RGB /rgb/xml/
(.xml)
  • Linux: /usr/lib/scribus/swatches/
  • Win: ~\Scribus\libs\swatches\
  • Mac: scribus.app/Contents/lib/scribus/swatches/
56
CMYK cmyk/xml/
(.xml)
56
sK1 from 0.9.0 RGB /rgb/skp/
(.skp)
  • Linux: ~/.sK1/palettes/
  • Win: ...\palettes\
  • Mac: .../palettes/
56
CMYK /cmyk/skp/
(.skp)
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3 Application of Color Palettes

How to use the Color Palettes?

Color Palettes and possible usage.
Color Palette Recommended Usage Reasons Note
Baseline Colors (120° 60°) (available) 60° (100%) Basic Knowledge In 60° grid are all 8 Base Colors available. Warning! Few colors.
Mottled (30°, 15°, 7.5°) 15° (25%) because Dark-Orange (D-O) #804000 also available. Painting In practice, you can mix the colors (starting with the Base Colors) according to the half as often as necessary. This provides a very easy to be measured mixing method with which one can be quite a color-blending well. Missing colors! CMY-Gray and RGB-Gray not available.
Third (20°, 10°, 5°) 10° (16.66%) better 5° because Dark-Orange (D-O) #804000 also available. colorslehre, Painting and Printing Press. 10° grid contain CMY-Gray and RGB-Gray OK! Bei 5° auch #804000 Dark-Orange (D-O) vorhanden.
Tenner (6°, 3°) 6° (10%) or also 3° (5%) Printing Press Color atlases have often a grid of 10% or 5%. Missing colors! CMY-Gray and RGB-Gray not available.
Web (22, 12, 11.11°) 12° (20%) Web The 12° palette is the commonly used color palette. Warning! Is deprecated.

Tip!Color Grid, because benannten all named colors are inluced as #804000 Dark-Orange (D-O).

See also: 2 Color Grid and Colors.

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4 Color Grid and Colors

Some existing colors in den color grids

Color Grid and einige colorsn
Degree 120° 60° 30° 15° 7.5° 20° 10° 12° 11.11
percent 200
%
100
%
50
%
25
%
12.5
%
33.33
~%
16.66
~%
8.33
~%
3.33
~%
10
%
5
%
20
%
18.52
%
Degree 120° 60° 30° 15° 7.5° 20° 10° 12° 11.11
Number of colors in the Color Cube 3 6 27 125 729 64 343 2197 29791 1331 9261 216 4096
#FFFFFF White(W) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
#D5D5D5 No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
#AAAAAA CMY-Gray (L) No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
#808080 Gray (N) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
#555555 RGB-Gray (D) No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
#2B2B2B No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
#000000 Black (K) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
#FF8000 Orange (O) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
#800000 Dark-Red (D-R) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
#808000 Dark-Yellow (D-Y) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
#008000 Dark-Green (D-G) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
#008080 Dark-Cyan (D-C) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
#000080 Dark-Blue (D-B) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
#800080 Dark-Magenta (D-M) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
#804000 Dark-Orange (D-O) No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No No

Tip! In the following color grids are all named colors available:

  1. 5°/8.33~%
  2. 2°/3.33~%

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5 Valid

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