Colorscale Table in hex
Ok, I had some extra time this weekend because I was so mesmerized by Google's redesign (btw, the video is pretty cool):
At one point, they had 41 shades of blue. So I assumed that they must be doing a lot of research with colors (impressed with their gmail apps and responsive design sites), and probably thought about red/green/blue color-blindness, so I decided to document all the colors in hex (2nd tab), and omnigraffle's grayscale (I suspect that the nytimes uses a lot of the same shades here), and worked out grayscale shades from Google, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Omnigraffle (3rd tab).
If you want more colors, check out the 1st tab, or the site url. Or just duplicate this spreadsheet, and create one for whatever project you are working on.
Once you save this spreadsheet in your own google drive, you are free to pass it on, edit it, duplicate it (think Creative Commons). You can even export it as a .pdf or .xls file. If you don't know how to export, feel free to ping me at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
I am also tracking to see how many people are interested in two blog posts (and not "tracking" in a creepy way).