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Okhsv and Okhsl

There is an old Russian fable where Okhsv and Okhsl are on a rowboat and Okhsv says to Okhsl, “What are the known shortcomings of HSL and HSV color pickers in design applications?” I kid, I kid. But really, what are they?

Björn Ottosson shows the two classics:

Despite color picking playing a big role in a lot of applications, the design of color pickers isn’t a particularly well researched topic. While some variation exist in the widgets themselves, the choice of HSL or HSV is mostly taken for granted, with only a few exceptions.

Is their dominance well deserved or would it be possible to create better alternatives?

It’s all rather above my head, but I certainly support the idea of researching and exploring things that so many of us just take for granted. There is a whole playground comparing different possibilities. It’s not so much about the UI/UX of the picker itself, but how the range of colors is expressed in the picker area.

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