List of RGB quaternary (and beyond) colors?
I'm trying to organize a list of colors for a puzzle game. I can find reliable lists (names and colors values) of the primary, secondary, and tertiary RGB colors - but I can't find any reliable list beyond this.
Color wheels either leave them out, or pile them in with millions of other colors and no names.
Is there any reliable source for a list of color considered "quaternary" and possibly even colors in layers beyond that?
I used the list of RYB quaternary colours at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tertiary_color#Tertiary-_and_quaternary-color_terms to fill in some of the gaps between the CMY tertiary colours.
I've listed the CMY tertiary colours from that article and indented proposed names for the quaternary colours.
- Crimson (or Russet)
- Spring green
- Apple green
I got these names by translating the CMY colour names into RYB equivalents and then looking for the names of intermediate CMY colours. I used the following equivalencies
- CMY - RYB - (CMY colours mixed)
- Magenta - Purple (blue - red)
- Rose - Magenta (red - magenta)
- Violet - Violet (magenta - blue)
- Cyan - Teal (blue - green)
- Azure - Turquoise (blue - cyan)
- Spring green - Viridian (cyan - green)
The CMY colour will be more saturated than the RYB equivalent.
Citron is a tertiary colour, a combination of green and orange, which lands between yellow and chartreuse on the colour wheel. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RBG_color_wheel.svg) Likewise, russet (orange and RYB purple, or orange and CMY magenta), coincides with crimson, half-way between rose and red.
I couldn't get the quaternary colours from blue to green from that page, so the suggestions above are just for completeness.