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What the hex?

Chances are, the screen you’re currently looking at is capable of displaying over 16 million different and uniquely identifiable colours. As those of you who’ve done digital design work will probably know, each of these colours can be represented by a Hex code – a six-character string of letters and numbers.

But where do these odd symbols come from? And what do they mean? And – most interestingly of all – is it possible to work backwards from the Hex code to correctly identify the colour?

Following on from Matt’s phenomenally successful liquid nitrogen bucket challenge, I’ve decided to undertake a challenge of my own – the paint bucket challenge. Don’t worry though – none of you has been nominated!

Gilead Amit is a big consumer of colour, and particularly enjoys a nice glass of red. He tweets at @gileadamit

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