Monday, August 29th, 2011

"Pretty Colors" Tumblr to Run out of Material in the Year 5012

There are only 16,777,216 colors that can be represented on the web (under our current system). The Tumblr that celebrates them, Pretty Colors, has posted 1077 of those colors since January. That means this Tumblr can only exist (if it continues posting at the same rate) for another 10,433 years before it runs out of colors. If my math is right. Which it may not be. But it'll have run out of "pretty" colors long before then, most likely. How many of the colors that can exist online can also be considered pretty, even with an open mind? I'd give that Tumblr about another 3000 years. I look forward to my avatar-archive enjoying its grand conclusion.

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deepomega (#1,720)

They should do theme weeks.

saythatscool (#101)

@deepomega The newsletter is a nice feature.

deepomega (#1,720)

@saythatscool: It's a shame nobody reads their Hilarious Colors for Comedians tumblr.

saythatscool (#101)

@deepomega But the quirky, apolitical, female color website has found a demographic. So that's nice.

saythatscool (#101)

I'm getting concerned that you're not dating enough, Choire.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@Choire Next time you're in Philly…

Rod T (#33)

It's over when the get to #FFE118.

flossy (#1,402)

I kind of think they are already pushing it as far as pretty is concerned. #b84200, who invited you to the party? Whatever though, I'm a pantone man m'self.

What the hell are you guys talking about?

Sent from my Commodore 64

hman (#53)


Mackle (#446)

My response would be to create a Tumblr with exactly one color. Black. Repeated hourly.

BadUncle (#153)

And yet, there is still such a thing as a 286-color "web safe" palette. I'd like to post this observation with a blink tag.

iplaudius (#1,066)


Cobalt (#7,571)

Oh man, I am totally reblogging #340068 on my Tumblr!

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