Hello everybody, this is the thread for discussing and eventually perfecting the Ichronic Color scheme. First aim is to get from a colored map to a full palette.
Before we do that however, I'd like to go into the details of the CS itself.
As you can see at a glance, I took some radical departure from any existing color scheme, both in the choice of the colors themselves and its conceptual purpose and scope.
Let's start with the most obvious: as you can see, the Sea is black. Eery Black to be exact (Hex: #1B1B1B; RGB: 27, 27, 27).
That's because this CS is designed to fit a "Grim Dark" vision of History, both factual and alternate, in particular relating to Gothic Horror (I was reading LeFanu's Carmilla when I got the idea) Steampunk, Cyberpunk et similia.
To make the Coasts more visible in this contest, I made them full white (#FFFFFF; 255, 255, 255). As an added bonus, this makes the land masses look as nearly glowing or floating, like a ghostly 3D effect that I didn't really plan but decided to keep.
Also in this vein, the Border Color is Bone (E3DAC9; 227, 218, 201) while I made no adjustments to the inner and unrecognzed borders.
Unsettled Land finally is Earth Brown (#5D3A1A; 93, 58, 26) though I feel that may be a little too dark and I'm considering whether to lighten it in contrast with the sea