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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blue In Nature

So far, blue has been the color I have blogged about the most. The following pictures and comments are by Linda Gaskill for Houzz, a wonderful website I highly recommend for anyone loving great ideas for houses and yards.

"Blue surrounds us more than any other color, making it easy to love and use — it’s the color of our planet, the oceans and the sky. It plays well with all of the other colors (think about how you can put literally anything with a pair of blue jeans), is a favorite of both men and women, and can match any mood, from playful (aqua) to soothing (ice blue) or dramatic (midnight). Let’s look at blue through the lens of nature for a fresh perspective on this well-loved color.