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Colors Need Friends

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 color inspiration 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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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.

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