My favourite color (or favorite colour, if you prefer) is green, the green of the leafs of beechs in the spring, when the sun beams through the leafs. And also ochre, gray ochre or yellow ochre. And also dark yellow, which most people takes for green. And a deep, bloody red. And an intense but light blue, combined with brown. And a flaming orange. And violet being slightly more red than blue. And turquoise. And a yellow with a petty tinge of green, lemon yellow. So strictly spoken, I have not a single favourite color at all.
I own a book with nothing but 5500 different colors; there are books with even more colors, but they also more expensive, and for most purposes, 5500 colors suffice. Not every color has an own name: they all have color codes: how many percent Black, how many Yellow, Magenta, Cyan.
Imagine a girl with 70 % Black 33 % Yellow 25 % Magenta colored eyes: a color perfectly balanced between green, gray and brown, magic, undescriptable. But her identity paper knows just a boring plain "brown". (what kind of color is this as a RGB-color? A kanonical translation claims #61524C, but in fact it is more like a #807040; it is very much device-dependend).
27 out of an infinite amount isn't "any color you like" (the name of a Pink-Floyd-song, but it appears also in a song of The Can), but less work to illustrate than 64 or 125. Some of my favourite colors aren't amongst these 27 colors, and if you interpret the space of colors as a cube, than only one of the 27 colors are from the interior of the cube, all the other colors are colors from the surface. But for today, please visit my 27 colors.
If you are somewhat indecisive, you can use the Random Warp Engine instead. Just click below, and you will be beamed to a random selected color page.
You may also download the entire collection of "Any Colors"-files to watch them on your local system; this is especially recommended if the single pages download very slow. Load ANYCOLOR.ZIP to an own directory, unzip it, and load the INDEX.HTM-page (the equivalent of this page) in your browser as a local file (contains 256 files: 89 htm-files, 107 gif-files, 56 jpg-files and 3 wav-files, stored in 3.17 MB compressed, or 4.44 MB uncompressed), or load ANYMINUS.ZIP (same content as above, minus the wav-files, and therefor only 2.25 MB compressed, 2.44 uncompressed).
You may copy these files, as long as you don't copy or give away single files, as long as you don't alter the files, and as long as you don't use the files for commercial purposes.
I started working on this bunch of files in november 1998, and finished it on 18.1.1999. It was first published on the net (after some minor changes, like adding this sentence) 28.1.1999. Copyright reserved as indicated on one of the pages inside the color-cube.
My name is Jan Thor, I have some more Jan pages.