Adopt a color
December 22, 2000 5:08 PM   Subscribe

Adopt a color let's you name a colour for $25. Would be great to have MeFi Blue, Zeldman Orange, Kottke Yellow as standard colour names. Would make a good last minute christmas gift for a friend who's got a site. [via Fairvue]
posted by riffola (13 comments total)
going to save up to buy "phil's unobstrusively neutral gray" or something. interesting.
posted by th3ph17 at 7:23 PM on December 22, 2000

Or, if you're not able to supply the greenbacks, you can still give a little loving to those poor nameless colors and donate a name or two.
posted by grimmelm at 8:46 PM on December 22, 2000

"Your Color Name f--king bulls--t please is NOT acceptable!"

Oh, dash it all!
posted by EngineBeak at 10:00 PM on December 22, 2000

"idiot bandwidth waste", however, is STILL AVAILABLE! jump to it, kids!
posted by red cell at 11:05 PM on December 22, 2000

It would be nice to have a color named after you. Grossman red.
posted by AndyGrossman at 11:45 PM on December 22, 2000

silvery pinky purple = spinkle. Hmmmm I like!

bad joke from the other day: if buttercups are yellow what colour are hiccups? Burple. Ho ho ho
posted by justnobody at 1:14 AM on December 23, 2000

MetaFilterBlue is not taken. If it didn't look like such a scam, I might actually register it as such.
posted by mathowie at 1:18 AM on December 23, 2000

If I register a color name, do I get to go after anyone who uses that color without my express permission?
posted by frykitty at 2:01 AM on December 23, 2000

How about registering 'Metallica'?
posted by prolific at 2:25 AM on December 23, 2000

Too bad as Matt said this appears to be a scam, I doubt that it is this easy to name a colour.
The FAQ lists the price as $25, but when you attempt to order it lists the basic price as $35. Most of the pages are "Coming Soon" The links to the Hex & RGB wizards don't work.

Can you actually go to The Library of Congress, and give a name to a colour? I used to think colour names were derived from what becomes popular, for example if a large group started calling #006699 MetaFilter Blue, it would become the name of that colour.
posted by riffola at 2:51 AM on December 23, 2000

A more light-hearted, non money-grubbing attempt to name the colors: Hexagonal Hues.
posted by rcade at 6:35 AM on December 23, 2000

Besides, isn't Crayola our current overarching voice in the names of colors? (note that this is half-sarcastic, since they've gone insane with some of their color-naming...)
posted by stefnet at 6:44 AM on December 23, 2000

This is as big a scam as that company who were (and continue to) selling plots of land on the moon. No-one owns the damn moon so how can you sell plots of land there.
posted by wackybrit at 7:25 AM on December 29, 2000

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