So, let’s talk color wheel. On a whim, omori-fr and I decided to take a stab at the daunting task of revamping the Flight Rising color list and our results are above. It’s broken up here on tumblr and should be read in columns, or you can see the full image here.
We rearranged the colors into what we consider a more intuitive spectrum, adding colors where smoother transitions were needed (these new colors are marked with asterisks*) and subtracting a couple that didn’t fit anywhere. We also occasionally renamed a color when we thought the name would fit better somewhere else (these are marked with old name —> new name.)
This was a lot of fun, but also very difficult, so major props to the FR team for creating and arranging all these colors in the first place! So we’re clear, this is not a suggestion for rearranging the color wheel and we aren’t trying to start a discussion about the pros and cons actually changing the current set up. This was a fun re-imagining that we did to see what we could come up with. Now, if any of these did ever get implemented, we certainly wouldn’t complain. It’d sure mess up a lot of our established breeding pairs, but just look at some of those new colors ;)
- We tried not to remove too many colors, but in the end we did have to subtract tomato and goldenrod from the final cut. In every arrangement we tried, tomato ended up next to red (renamed scarlet) and we found that the colors were almost indistinguishable, so we omitted the less popular one. Apologies to goldenrod fans, but we found it sticking out everywhere we put it and because it’s one of the least liked colors, we decided it was safe to remove. The transition between lemon, spring, and (new) leaf went a lot better once goldenrod was out of the picture.
- Colors were renamed only when we thought a different color would fit the name better (excluding rust, which we renamed tawny just because.) Leaf is actually leaf colored and sand is actually sand-colored in this version; the original colors are renamed lime and caramel respectively, because those names seem to fit better in our opinion.
- Our version isn’t without flaws; there are some colors that still stick out, but we tried our best. We think we came up with a great solution to a lot of common complaints we’ve seen about the current color wheel and in the process we’ve added some amazing new colors that would look incredible on our dragons!
- We’d love to see other people’s interpretations! Give us feedback on this one or make your own and tag it #frcolorwheel and maybe we can start a trend of users adding their own re-imaginings and ideas :)