Color Assigner

Using semantically-resonant colors, such as blue for ocean, in data visualizations can improve chart comparison tasks. This tool matches terms to colors from a palette by searching for related images (on Google Image Search). For more information, please see our paper.
1. Pick a color palette. Choose from the list or type in a comma-separated list of hex values
2. Enter terms to match to colors. The list should be comma-separated. Press "Return" when done.
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3. View the results. The left column shows the assignment of terms to palette colors. Histograms for each term show its affinity to each palette color. Term-color affinities are computed based on how well the term matches the color (according to image results), and how well the colors discriminate between terms.

Processing new phrases might take a while (around two minutes), as we search for images...