Questions of color

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

mountainsong

Sounds colorful! Wink

theseeker88

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

Aslanjohn
Surely opposing pieces need to different colours???
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

mountainsong

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

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

Aslanjohn
King purple, queen red, bishop black, knight silver, rook brown, pawn blue
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.

theseeker88

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

Crazychessplaya

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

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! 

StrategicPlay

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

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

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

trysts

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

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"

Aslanjohn

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

theseeker88

absolutely... i am sure that is it. Undecided 

only if the pawns are all linebackers dressed in those exquisitely tight football player pants... and i was the queen with the perfect *rear* view... hmmm... how do you say... glutes galore... then maybe... we could call it Freudian... Laughing

martino67

Queen should be transparent, mine always seems to vanish!