Quarantine thread: sorting the color samples

LeGold

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So, what's the correct order for sorting a color sample stack (CPC, for instance). Let the debate start!
I'd like to see some creative visual stacks, but also to find as smooth of a transition as possible.

Yeah, I'm bored :)
 

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Sorry, I'm not that bored yet. :)

But I usually keep my sample sets sorted by color groups.
 

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I've got them in two near-barrels

Bright White
White
Dayglo Green
Light Green
Green
Retro Green
Dark Green
Dark Blue
Retro Blue
Blue
Imperial Blue
Dayglo Blue
Light Blue
Gray
Charcoal
Black
Chocolate
Light Chocolate
Butterscotch

Dayglo Yellow
Canary
Dayglo Saturn
Yellow
Dayglo Arc Yellow
Dayglo Peach
Dayglo Tiger
Orange
Dayglo Orange
Mandarin Red
Retro Red
Red
Maroon
Blurple
Purple
Lavender
Retro Lavender
Pink
Dayglo Pink


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What about neutrals (browns whites greys black)?

Browns can fall into reds or oranges depending on hue. Black white & gray aren't colors. White is the absence of color. Grays & blacks are shades not colors. If grays or whites have color tints to them they aren't technically white or gray anymore. So if OCD, throw them on either side of your color spectrum and you're fine (I guess - lol).

Really you can organize colors in a bazillion ways, but another common way is by separating into warm and cool colors. Clothing industries use "seasonal" color charts. Really it's a rabbit hole you should avoid.

Personally I don't bother organizing my Paulson color samples since I use them quite a bit and would rather spend time on other meaningless tasks. lol
 
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ROYGBIV visible spectrum order - Reds, Oranges, Yellows, Greens, Blues, Indigos, Violets.
Yeah, I know the theory. But it's not as simple to do smoothly with for example CPC samples.
 
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