Although this article is well written and does a good job of explaining things, I don't really think this is relevant enough to Scratch to have an article of its own. Sure, BBCode and the Block Plugin use hexadecimal codes for colors - but that's pretty much the extent of it. If a Scratcher needs help with understanding how hexadecimal colors work or the sort, they can either ask on the forums or do a Google search themselves - this topic doesn't really fit under the realm of what the Scratch Wiki covers. Any other thoughts about this?
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 04:01, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Maybe make it "Scratch Colors", and have it explain the types of colors Scratch supports (256 colors) and why. And then it can explain the notation, and related computer color types, in a subsection.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 05:37, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Well, colors are an important part of computer graphics. For example, when a Scratcher tries to mix two pen colors, they will normally first attempt to take the average of the colors and shades. This article will explain why that doesn't make sense and the proper way to do it. Trust me, it'll be much more relevant in couple of days. :)
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 10:32, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Indeed, this article does explain concepts that are important in computer science, but this isn't directly Scratch related. For example, if you're interested in creating a tutorial or guide of some sort that explains how to work with colors in the Scratch program, that's okay. :) Can you elaborate on what you mean when you say it will be relevant in a "couple of days"? This is a wiki, there's no need to hide what kind of ideas or plans you have in mind for adding to or creating articles.
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 03:16, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
I meant I'm not exactly done with this article. There's still tons of stuff which could and should be added which is relevant to Scratch. For example, as Sci just asked on another talk page, how does the pen color picker relate to the pen color and shade values? HSL/HSB coloring answers that question. How do I mix colors? RGB colors. See what I mean? :)
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 10:28, 26 June 2012 (UTC)


I don't think HSB and HSL are the same. Should it be changed or not?
KathrynJaneway (talk | contribs) 21:44, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Hey! Just a friendly reminder to keep all your new messages to the bottom (fixed it for you). Anyway, you're correct. HSL stands for hue, saturation, and lightness. Meanwhile, HSB stands for hue, saturation, and brightness.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 05:43, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I have to agree. HSV and HSL are definitely different (source: and there have been some bugs (I read on the GitHub issue tracker) where people confused the two. I think the article should make it clear they are different.
Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs) 18:31, 5 September 2016 (UTC)