Colors Need Friends

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I am a massive color snob. In fact, I’m taking great pride in teaching Beckett to differentiate between ‘turquoise’ and ‘teal’, and specify between light blue and dark blue. He’s digging it now, but it’ll probably get him punched some day.

I also manage to piss people off when I’m asked my favorite color, and the conversation usually goes something like this:

Person: “Whatchyer fave color?”

Me: “Grey. I mean Gray. But I like blue if it’s sort of a medium slate blue, but not on walls, because it’s too depressing. I like white walls because then everything else in the room can really POP and the room looks brighter. I love little shots of red within black and white decor. Red’s awesome- but not too much red. And I’m not a huge fan of red in clothes. Unless it’s like really cool men’s red pants, or kid clothing. Well, but I do like maroon/wine sort of colors to wear. I’m not too crazy about too much beige, but I love different neutrals together.

I used to loathe pink as a kid, but I like it a lot now if it’s the right shade. Neon colors suck and should be left to fish. Purple, meh. Greens! Greens are beautiful all together, and then there’s the classic green and yellow pairing for spring. But I guess if someone were to ask me my favorite color, I’d go with grey.”

Colourlovers.com is a site that will suck you in and barf you back out again 6 hours later in millions of different colors, so if you haven’t gone brain dead from Pinterest already today, head over to combine some colors and designs.

Here’s a color palette I made there when I was trying to figure out colors for my Craftwhack logo- apparently on December 27, 2011. Look, One person LOVED it!

color palette

 

Another cool thing is that if you use a color that no one else has used on there, you get to name it. Makes you realize how many color options are out there, because I have named 5 colors:

colored stripes from Colourlovers

 

Don’t think for a minute that I like those blues with the rest of the colors. It’s too riotous!

That’s it. I’m bored with this topic, but I’ll leave you with some eye candy from my Pinterest board.

gorgeous colors

Images (clockwise from top left): 1. Paperdoll, 2. FEIST Concert Poster By Vahalla Studios, 3. Stephmodo.com, 4. Untitled (duo-collage) by Jean Arp, 5. Artist Moses Harris (1730 – ca. 1788), 6. Designed by Mind Design | Country: United Kingdom, 7. Dingaling Vintage on Etsy, 8. Design Seeds

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. 05/08/2013 / 3:09 am

    dude, have you checked out design-seed dot com?

    also, i like pink. and purple. but it has to be specific shades. i'm kinda blah about green.

  2. 05/08/2013 / 3:09 am

    err design-seeds dot com

  3. 05/08/2013 / 4:44 am

    OMG One of my images up there is from Design-Seeds. That place sucks you in hard. I love that you can break down images in color palettes. Beauuuuuutiful.

  4. 05/11/2013 / 6:02 am

    I will have to check out that site. I would like to get better at coordinating colors.

    I definitely have favorite colors for different things. Right now I really like a red straw in my glass.

  5. 07/28/2013 / 7:40 am

    I love gray because I could pair it up with any color just like the black and white. But my fave color is skyblue. I always love to see it around my room.

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