Mining Yahoo Images for color schemes

I meant to post about this a while ago, but while reading Bruce Sterlings's Beyond the Beyond, I learned about this clever tool for generating color schemes. Given your keywords it searches for the top five images on Yahoo! Image Search and chooses the six most prominent colors from each.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given "existential type" it just returns different shades of gray – ones even less interesting than Bruce got for "cyberpunk".


  1. Oscar said,

    June 18, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

    This blog seems a bit stale nowadays – but you do know that your pagination multiplies when browsing your archives? 🙂

  2. washburn said,

    June 18, 2010 @ 6:00 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll see if I can figure out what did wrong when editing the templates.

    And yes, I’ve been debating for a while now what the future of this blog might be.

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