On a computer a color which is normally designated by R, G and B values can also be represented by a long integer equal to R+G*256+B*256^2.

I propose that we convert our 7-digit phone numbers to colors.

My home phone number ends up being a pleasant shade of muted teal. My work number, on
the other hand, is a ghastly yellow with a greenish tinge. Clearly, the color of a phone number explains a lot.

If you’d like to calculate your own phone color, do this:

Divide your phone number by 65536.
Subtract the integer part of that number.
Multiply by 256.
Subtract the integer part of that number.
Multiply by 256

The first integer you subtracted is B. The second integer you subtracted is G. The number you end up with is R.

Nice. My home number is a lovely shade of purple, but only if I take off the area code. Can this work for longer numbers? Our phone numbers in the UK are 01234 567890 or 0112 3456789. Mobiles are 01111 234567.

What? I can't believe mine's just a bland black! Not fair! Oddly enough, that's usually the background color of my websites, but, black! I mean, come on! I'm more interesting than that! At least, that's what the shrink tells me...

I calculated my phone number and came up with that wierd reflective color they have on cars now where the car might be a plum color but it reflects as green on the areas where the sun or other bright lights hit it.