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 Red, Green, Blue, Black

The LibreOffice North American Project is now developing color palette s files for LibreOffice use.

LibreOffice has a good option for adding color palettes to the user’s copy of LibreOffice.

The hard way is to manually place the SOC palette file into the palette folder. The easier way for you is to do this with an OXT extension file. 
This project is now dedicating time creating these OXT files for LibreOffice user.

I, for one, needed to have specific color range, or style, for my use.
I started with finding colors I want to group together. One palette is for “gold” or “goldenrod” like colors.  Another is a group of “brown-like” colors.

I then I looked for color palettes others created and placed into the “SOC” palette file format. I found many of them. 
         A large group was created by the “Open Colour Systems Collection (OCSC)”.  That palette collection contains more than 350 colour systems. I use their SOC formatted collection, but they also have ASE, CLF, GPL, SBZ, SrcXML, palette formats.  I have 2 different ways to give the LibreOffice users more color palettes.

1 – OXT extension of individual palettes.
2 – OXT extension of a palette collections.

I am working on creating different individual palette files and different palette collections.  Soon, I hope to sort the different palettes in some type of order.  Resene-Colors and Shading-Pan are first, since they were the ones I used the most over the last few years.  The PDF file near the bottom of this page, show Resene palette sorted in 5 different ways. .

This is an on going project.  It will take time to create the OXT files. 

PLEASE, let me know what you think and/or color palette you want to see.

Shading Pan Colors OXT


NBS Colors

Pantano Coated

British Standard Colours

Below is a list of some professional color charts that I have used over the years, some not used yet. These charts may have different names for the same Hex code number, or the same name with a different RGB number set.As you can see, each color chart has a different number of "letter" size pages.Also, there charts use a black background.Many times the colors look different between different background colors or images. Dark or Black backgrounds seems to make a lot of lighter colors seem to "pop" or "glow". Gray backgrounds seems to mute many colors. Lighter backgrounds work best with the darker color text.There are many places on the Web that help you choose what is your best text and background combinations. For me, I just test out the background color/image with a copy of the text from the actual page I am working on.

NOTE:  I will be adding more color collections when I find more good RGB color charts.

 Red, Green, Blue, Black

4 pages

cne-2007-Color Naming Experiment
7 pages

Crayola Crayon Colors

sorted Color Chart
10 pages

Resene-HL--Partition by
Hue--sort by Luminance
10 pages

Resene-HL--Partition by

Luminance--sort by Hue
10 pages

Resene-S--Partition and sort by
Hilbert space-filling curve
10 pages

Resene-P--Partition and sort by
Peano space-filling curve
10 pages

4 pages

XKCD Color Name Survey
7 pages


NBS Anthus Dictionary of Color Names

  2 pages

NBS_ISCC Centroids

  2 pages

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