# Category: Colourmetics

August 31 2016

## What is Colourmetics?

Colourmetics is the result of a question that I wrestled with some years ago: How can you interrelate colours and numbers ? As you shall see I will use basic arithmetic to determine a relationship between colours and numbers, so[…]

September 1 2016

## Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Colours

The very core of colourmetics is based on the following digit values that I have assigned to each of the three primary colours: yellow, blue & red. Yellow = 1         Blue = 2         Red = 4 Using these primary[…]

September 2 2016

## Lighter Colours

The next group of colours will be determined by assigning the digit value of 8 to white. White = 8 (i) Canary Yellow Yellow + White  =  Canary Yellow 1    +    8     =      9                         Canary Yellow = 9[…]

September 3 2016

## Darker Colours

The next group of colours will be determined by assigning the number 16 to grey. Grey = 16 (i) Gold Yellow +  Grey  =  Gold 1    +    16    =    17                               Gold = 17 (ii) Dark Blue Blue  +  Grey  = […]

September 5 2016

September 6 2016

## Words in Pictures

Now that we have established the colours that represent numbers from 1 through to 24, the first application of colourmetics that I am going to consider is how we can create a graphic snapshot of a word, (up to a[…]

September 7 2016

## Names in Pictures

You can depict your name in a picture by using the corners of the canvas. Coloured crayons drawn to opposing corners represent the spaces between your first name(s) and your surname(s). The other opposing corners can be marked to represent[…]

September 8 2016

## Zodiac Pictures

Using colourmetics we can illustrate each of the star signs in the Zodiac, Astrometics. Aries ARIES Taurus TAURUS Gemini GEMINI Cancer CANCER Leo LEO Virgo VIRGO Libra LIBRA Scorpio SCORPIO Sagittarius SAGITTARIUS Capricorn CAPRICORN Aquarius AQUARIUS Pisces PISCES

September 10 2016

## Numbers in Pictures

By replacing the letters of the alphabet around the canvas with digits, we can represent numbers, decimals and even fractions as pictures. Number pictures use colourmetics to describe the order of the digits in a number. For example, consider the[…]

September 10 2016

## Pictures of π

We can capture decimals with the placement of a full stop in the opposing corners of the canvas. Consider the value of π. This is one of the most well-known transcendental numbers. This number is irrational, that is cannot be[…]

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