These are the best/worst color names ever:
Benchmark 22 and 26
Key Player 20/26
State of the Art
(Carpets make lovely Singapore corporate gifts, but these actual colors are about as boring as you might imagine, so best to check first before you send them out.)
Totally love this Kodak test image. So many fruits and flowers and ruffles.
Waveform showing the NTSC “color burst” used to sync color and monochrome signals in TV broadcast.
The average color of the earth, as seen from a satellite (HSB color 119, 184, 63 in Photoshop format).
The 256 colors from the original Doom (via: ZDoom Wiki)
Some kind of patent on color grouping, via FreePatentsOnline.
Puke color from “Family Guy” – rgb(202, 174, 113).
From the Paris Review, a set of color swatches defined by references from Truman Capote, E.B. White, Aldus Huxley, and lots of others.
The average color of the universe, as discovered by Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry. A contest has unfortunately named this color “Cosmic Latte”, though I prefer 255, 248, 230 in RGB or #FFF8E6 in hexadecimal.