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Questions of color


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    theseeker88

    I recently had a discussion with a friend about associating each chess piece with a color. This is what we came up with:

    King = purple

    Queen = red/white

    Bishop = gray

    Knight = silver/black

    Rook = gold

    Pawn = blue

    Perhaps there is some history related to this. Please let me know what you think. Please post your suggestions here.

    Thanks,

    BlacB

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    mountainsong

    Sounds colorful! Wink

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    theseeker88

    Hey, Janie! I have a good reason for asking. It's a very crafty thing. Wink

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    Aslanjohn

    Surely opposing pieces need to different colours???
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    theseeker88

    Well... not for the application I have in mind. Close your eyes. Think of a King. What color pops into your head? For me it's purple... the color of royalty. Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    mountainsong

    King - purple, Queen - white, Knight - black, Rook and Bishop - silver and gold

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    Davidkh5

    King - Purple; Queen - Red; Rook - black; knight - White; Bishop - Gold; Pawn - gray or silver. And yes, purple is historically a royal color. I should know Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    Aslanjohn

    King purple, queen red, bishop black, knight silver, rook brown, pawn blue
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    electricpawn

    Purple was the color of roalty because it was the most expensive piment/dye to manufacture. you had to be wealthy just to afford a purple garment. Magenta pigments used in paint applications are stil quite pricey.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    theseeker88

    Perhaps the Queen should be magenta... that's a very Queenly color!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    Crazychessplaya

    King - purple, queen - white, rook - grey, bishop - gold & silver, knight - black, pawn - green OR red (if played in the UK).

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    SandyJames

    But if one king is purple and so what color goes for the other king? And what about Rooks, Bishops and Knights?

    What about color blind people? How they will play!! 

    Welcome to chaos! 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    StrategicPlay

    I'll think over this matter and be back to you soon. Tongue out

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    wandafish

    blank for me Frown

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    backrankblues wrote:

    But if one king is purple and so what color goes for the other king? And what about Rooks, Bishops and Knights?

    What about color blind people? How they will play!! 

    Welcome to chaos! 


    i dont play zuma or gems games, look the same for me,

    higher level of those games, means lucky or i clicked faster than previous attempt Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    cookiemonster161140

    I thought racist threads were not permitted on this site. Tongue out

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    trysts

    BlacB wrote:

    Well... not for the application I have in mind. Close your eyes. Think of a King. What color pops into your head? For me it's purple... the color of royalty.


    When I think of a King, I just see regicideUndecided

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    trysts

    As well, as being some delusional, out-of-touch, megalomaniac.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    cookiemonster161140

    Crazychessplaya wrote:

    King - purple, queen - white, rook - grey, bishop - gold & silver, knight - black, pawn - green OR red (if played in the UK).


    Purple? You mean like my friend Barney? 

     

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #19

    theseeker88

    Pawns are blue in my mind because 1. you must be true to be on the front line and 2. it can be a very blue existence... you know... you're often the first to get it.

    But... if you're that one lucky pawn that makes it to reincarnation, well, for you, it's... "Blues skies, smiling at me... nothing but blue skies do I see. Blue birds singing a song... nothing but blue birds all day long"

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    Aslanjohn

    The connection between pawn and blue could of course be Freudian (porn = blue) Embarassed


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