One of the puzzles in the Resident Evil Remake involves a room full of portraits, including one of a woman (Lisa), wearing three kinds of jewelry: a crown, necklace, and bracelet.
Their’s also three other coloured portraits in the room, with each one corresponding to one of the aforementioned jewelry. The goal of the puzzle is to shine coloured lights on each of these portraits so that the colours of the portraits line up with the colour of their corresponding piece of jewelry.
This is all well and good, except for the fact that I’m colour blind, and so I really have no idea what colours the crown and bracelet are, because they just look way to similar to me. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, except if you mess up the puzzle, a flock of crows hanging out in the room decide to attack you. Due to this, using trial and error on the puzzle isn’t exactly ideal.
What are the colours of the crown, necklace, and bracelet that the woman in this portrait is wearing?
For anyone trying to figure this out themselves on a future occasion, it is actually possible for a colorblind person to determine the names of the colors using only the screenshot above and the internet.
If you open the image in an editor, such as the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), you will most likely find a color picker tool. Using this tool it is possible to extract the numerical color value of a pixel in the screenshot. Taking a value just from the center of the necklace yields the color:
this value is not immediately helpful, but there exist websites, such as colorhexa.com, that will give semantic information about that specific color. For example, the page https://www.colorhexa.com/c163d3 describes the color we picked from the image as a “Moderate magenta“
we can do the same for the other pieces of jewelry and get the following:
crown: 55b15a = Dark moderate lime green bracelet: e0996f = Soft orange necklace: c163d3 = Moderate magenta
This technique can be further refined by taking the average of an area of color values to avoid falling for local highlights or shadows, but in this case the simple approach would be enough to get a sufficiently clear idea of the colors to be able to solve the puzzle.