Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hearing the Hues

"You never know when you might need to pump up your vocabulary. You might soon find yourself in a friendly game of Scrabble or having cocktail conversation at some swanky party. Why not impress your friends and random strangers with extensive color knowledge?

I like to learn about them because there is usually some history lesson involved, and it helps me understand the undertones of color. For example, there are hundreds of shades of blue. If a blue fabric is described as smalt, I would know exactly what to expect even without a visual. Here are some colors you probably have never heard of but will love to get to know.


  1. Barbara, these are amazing photos to demonstrate the colors described. I know some of them, but definitely not all. Thanks for the color lesson!

    1. I found these 15 names interesting too. Thanks for your interest.