The only reference to a standardisation process when categorising weapons/threat based on colour that I found on a wikihow site. I double checked on a military website to confirm said information ad it turned up trumps which is reassuring. The only problem is that just like cultural context, each nationâ€™s military have slight variations on how they colour code their various armoury and projects, so I will be using this as only a loose framework for my decisions on colour coding the categories.
There will be only a small element of guesswork, as I think I will be trying out various swatch libraries to try find out what colours best suit the application to each field respectively. I am guessing that something not as saturated would look the most effective, although only experimenting will tell. The categories are as follows -
These are the final selection of colours I will be using for the colour coding. The next post will be on the final selection of colour and how they will be applied. I wil be doing icons for each section and will have finalised the images by the next post. Personally I am glad that I am closing in on a final decision quite early on as I believe that this is a stage of development that I often take an age on. The less conventional colours work the best, as currently I am satisfied with the possibility of combining two palettes that compliment each other.