Found this remarkable resource, posted by color guru Nick Millman.
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I’m not really sure how relevant color perception is in our hobby. In the two clubs I belong to there is a guy in each that is color blind. Don’t know if it’s the red-green or blue-yellow. Anyway, despite this “handicap” both consistently produce award willing models. Go figure.
Color accuracy can be “fun” to discuss sort of like endless baseball statistics
I agree, color accuracy is practically irrelevant. Decided that long ago and had that confirmed again after seeing two pictures of the same Sherman at Samur. It was kaki brown in one picture and olive Drab in another picture. Pictures taken, IIRC same day with same camera but several hours a part. Different lighting conditions of course.
I have two different brand LED flood lamps in my bathroom ceiling. There is a definite color shift when I walk just a few feet wearing these pants. They are one in the same 5.11 tactical in color tundra. The color shifts from green to brown quite dramatically.
I think it’s Dana Bell, who in one of his color books, explained that DuPont quality control had their color expert take the chips outside during a relatively short window of a few days near the summer equinox, in a very small time frame, when he would examine the chips under full sun on a clear day. That’s how they matched and rematched colors and quality control way back when.
When I had the interior of my house painted, I chose Taupe. It was a Sandy color that should have been neutral and matched every thing that I put in the house. It was the same color that the Builder used in all of his houses. When it dried, it dried too kind of a Battleship Gray. They brought their sample stick over as well as the stick that they used for my paint. They looked a identical until you went outside in the sunlight. That’s when one could see a very subtle difference in the colors.