Cooper Hewitt's Python tools for wrangling colours
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py-cooperhewitt-swatchbook

Cooper Hewitt's Python tools for wrangling colours.

Usage

Simple usage

import cooperhewitt.swatchbook as sb
print sb.closest('css3', '#7c5d5c')

# Would print:
# ('#696969', 'dimgrey') 

Less-simple usage

import cooperhewitt.swatchbook as sb

palette = sb.load_palette('crayola')
print palette.name('#a8e4a0')

# Would print:
# Granny Smith Apple

Even-less-simple usage

import cooperhewitt.swatchbook.crayola
palette = cooperhewitt.swatchbook.crayola.palette()

# See below for object methods

Object methods

Assuming:

palette = cooperhewitt.swatchbook.naturalcolorsystem.palette()

palette.souce()

print palette.source()

# Would print:
# naturalcolorsystem

palette.colours()

print palette.colours()

# Would print
# {'#009f6b': {'name': 'green'}, '#c40233': {'name': 'red'}, '#000000': {'name': 'black'}, '#0087bd': {'name': 'blue'}, '#ffd300': {'name': 'yellow'}, '#ffffff': {'name': 'white'}}

palette.colors()

Just a helper wrapper around palette.colours() for Americans

palette.hex(NAME)

print palette.hex('red')

# Would print:
# #c40233

palette.name(HEX)

print palette.name('#ffd300')

# Would print:
# yellow

palette.as_dict()

Return colours and source as a Python dict object.

print palette.as_dict()

# Would print:
# {'colours': {'#009f6b': {'name': 'green'}, '#c40233': {'name': 'red'}, '#000000': {'name': 'black'}, '#0087bd': {'name': 'blue'}, '#ffd300': {'name': 'yellow'}, '#ffffff': {'name': 'white'}}, 'source': 'naturalcolorsystem'}

palette.as_json(KWARGS)

Return the results of palette.as_dict serialized as JSON.

print palette.as_json(indent=2)

# Would print:
# {
#   "colours": {
#     "#009f6b": {
#       "name": "green"
#     }, 
#     "#c40233": {
#       "name": "red"
#     }, 
#     "#000000": {
#       "name": "black"
#     }, 
#     "#0087bd": {
#       "name": "blue"
#     }, 
#     "#ffd300": {
#       "name": "yellow"
#     }, 
#     "#ffffff": {
#       "name": "white"
#     }
#   }, 
#   "source": "naturalcolorsystem"
# }

palette.sorted()

Return the hex colours sorted.

print palette.sorted()

# Would print:
# ['#ffd300', '#009f6b', '#0087bd', '#c40233', '#000000', '#ffffff']

palette.closest(HEX)

print palette.closest('#7c5d5c')

# Would print
# ('#c40233', 'red')

Palettes

The following colour palettes are supported: