PhiMatrix "Golden Ratio" Color
PhiMatrix includes a color palette generator which
can be used to generate rich, appealing color schemes. The entire PhiMatrix
color palette is based on golden ratio (Phi) relationships of the hues of two
colors, shown as Color 1 and Color 2
You can select Color 1 and Color 2 in two ways:
MOVE THE SLIDERS - Move the sliders for Hue 1 and Hue 2 and then adjust the
sliders for Saturation and Value (Luminosity) levels to set Color 1 and Color 2
in the color palette. Note that as you move the Hue 1 and Hue 2 sliders that
four other hues are calculated based on various golden ratio proportions (0.382,
0.618, 1.618 and 2.618) that are applied to the distance in the spectrum between
Hue 1 and Hue 2.
2) ENTER RGB VALUES AND CLICK UPDATE - Enter the RGB values for Color 1 and
Color 2. Click on the Update button to automatically adjust all the sliders
below to the colors represented by the RGB values of Color 1 and Color 2. If you
create Color 2 this way Color 2 in the Color Palette is adjusted to match the
Saturation and Hue of Color 1 for consistency and aesthetics of appearance. Up
to three colors may appear in the color swatch to the right of Color 2. The left
color is based on the RGB values entered for Color 2. The middle color is the
pure Hue of Color 2. The right color is Color 2 adjusted to match the Saturation
and Value of Color 1.
The Color Palette Generator also offers these functions:
CHANGE GRID COLOR / DISPLAY RGB VALUES - Click on any color on the palette to
display its RGB color values and change the PhiMatrix grid to that color. Colors
displayed horizontally in the color palette are determined by applying golden
ratio relationships to the Hue and Saturation.
COPY PALETTE TO CLIPBOARD - Copy the color palette to the clipboard for
pasting into other programs by clicking on the Copy Palette button. In most
photo editing programs you can then sample the colors in the palette for
application into your image. See above example.
SAVE PALETTE TO DISK - Save the color palette to an image file (jpg, png,
gif, bmp or pict) by clicking on the Save Palette button. You can then open the
image in other programs. See above example.
Thanks go to Michael
Semprevivo for his original program PhiBar which introduced the basic concept
used in the PhiMatrix Color Palette Generator.