What the hex?
June 11, 2010 6:56 PM   Subscribe

What the hex? Pick the correct color based on the hex code.

The difficulty number along the bottom controls how many color swatches you have to pick from.
posted by BeerFilter (21 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I went right to level 48 difficulty and got the first one right on the very first try. So I am now retired from this game, with a perfect record.
posted by dogwalker at 7:07 PM on June 11, 2010 [6 favorites]

I got 100% right on the default 5-swatch mode. I doubt it's possible to consistently choose from the 8x6 grid unless you're one of those savants who sees numbers as colors. Too many similar-but-not-quite shades in there, turning it more into a game of luck than of skill.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:11 PM on June 11, 2010

Ack!! Some of you people spend way too much time in HTML land (and, yeah, I've visited there.)
posted by Some1 at 7:16 PM on June 11, 2010

"Oddly absorbing, aesthetically pleasing, mindless brain-ticklry."
             - Terminus Daily Journal
posted by Salvor Hardin at 7:18 PM on June 11, 2010

I surprised myself by also going 100% on the default 5-swatch mode. When I clicked on the link I was expecting to be terrible, but it's actually pretty easy to go 'This color is mostly green, and there's more blue than red.'
posted by shakespeherian at 7:20 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]

I keep on going "arr gee bee..arr gee bee...." in my head.
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:40 PM on June 11, 2010 [8 favorites]

Here is the Multicolor Search Lab from Ideé. Pick a color, get a block of images from Flickr.
posted by netbros at 7:47 PM on June 11, 2010 [6 favorites]

this is really hard.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 8:09 PM on June 11, 2010

Eh, it's no #006699.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:59 PM on June 11, 2010

this is really hard.

Try attempting it if you're colorblind, then get back to me. ;)
posted by zarq at 9:07 PM on June 11, 2010

This is pretty easy for me in 5-swatch mode, and I know nothing about color. It's RRGGBB. 00 is none of that color, 7f is half, and ff is all. You can guess most of these by thinking of them like "mostly red, a little green, no yellow" etc and picking the closest match that describes. Some are close and I had to think about it a bit, but overall not too hard.

48 swatch can get bent.
posted by cj_ at 9:17 PM on June 11, 2010

I've started playing my own game, where I try to get every single one in the 48 wrong. It's harder than you would think.
posted by daniel striped tiger at 9:18 PM on June 11, 2010 [4 favorites]

Make sure your laptop screen is tilted just right, or the colors will be distorted. I noticed this after getting two colors that looked identical, until I tilted my screen to a better angle.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 11:11 PM on June 11, 2010

It's not that hard unless you get a two swatches that are really close together.
posted by delmoi at 11:29 PM on June 11, 2010

So a redditor put it on the lowest difficulty setting and got this
posted by delmoi at 12:07 AM on June 12, 2010 [2 favorites]

So, uh, as a computer engineer, we work intricately with hexadecimal format numbers. I feel like I'm cheating by playing this.
posted by spiderskull at 2:01 AM on June 12, 2010

So this is where computer "games" go to die.
posted by Fizz at 4:22 AM on June 12, 2010

Why am I good at this? This is vaguely embarrassing.
posted by elizardbits at 5:50 AM on June 12, 2010

This is really fun.
posted by scottreynen at 8:51 PM on June 12, 2010

I'm surprised how easy this is for me. My wife says I'm colorblind. I'm not, but there's a big difference between matching an RGB code to a color and having a good sense of what colors go well together. I suck at that.
posted by double block and bleed at 1:51 PM on June 13, 2010

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