The Color object was introduced in Flash Player 6. It is deprecated since Flash Player 8. Although the replacement ColorTransform object provides additional flexibility, the original Color object is easier to use and understand. Consequently, it is still used in spite of its deprecated status.
The ColorTransform object should be used in all new projects. The older Color object is discussed here as it provides a useful introduction to the theory of altering color using script. The ColorTransform object will be discussed in a future article.