Our swatch editor, Toucan has a picker and color sliders that allow you to set precise colors sample. The controls are broken up in a color picker window and thirteen sliders representing four different color spaces. The Color Picker Window is an area where colors can be sampled. The vertical orientation controls the value, and the horizontal controls the saturation. Under this is an area where you can define the color with a hexadecimal color code Hexadecimal colors are used in most web based applications. The four colors space sliders are linked and will show you what the closest representation of the color sample in each. The four color spaces are HSV, RGB, CMYK, and HSL.
- HSV is Hue, Saturation and Value.
- RGB is Red Blue and Green. (This is an additive method used in computer screens and light projections.)
- CMYK is Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key. (This is an subtractive method used in mixing paints and print processes.)
- HSL is Hue, Saturation and Lightness.