This Clock Tells Time With Color
You know how Pantone is essentially everyone’s go-to library for color inspiration, online and off? Well, Hex colors are the web-only library of colors determined by its red, green and blue components, resulting in a six-digit number that represents each hue. You know what else has six digits? A digital, 24-hour clock. So some really clever people put those Hex colors to good use by having different colors tick by with every second.
If you break down a Hex (aka Hexadecimal) number, the first pair of digits represent the color’s red value; the second pair, the green value; and the third pair, the blue value. So if you keep watching this color clock tick away, you’ll notice a greater change from minute to minute and then from hour to hour as these values jump a digit.
The only issue with this web Hex clock is that it can’t incorporate a lot of possible hues because Hex colors are determined not only by numbers, but also letters. For all of the possible web colors, digits 0-9 weren’t enough, so the scale of web colors also include letters A-F. Unlike the What Colour Is It? clock, The Colour Clock does take letters into consideration, ticking through a gradient of colors second by second — although the Hex number doesn’t necessarily correspond with the time.
Who knows, maybe your next color inspiration might strike with the color of midnight or high noon? It just goes to show you, you never know what time color inspiration may strike. Our next question is, what time do you think Pantone’s color of the year Marsala is?
What time’s color do you like the best? Let us know in the comments!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!