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In case anyone needs help making their descriptions of color a little more vibrant, here is a useful guild! 😊 

 

 

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Oh, this would have been helpful for Spaulding and her bears...at least the darker shades.

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1 minute ago, Zee said:

would have been helpful for Spaulding and her bears..

😳 What do you mean would have? She didn't leave did she? 😱

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Autocorrect hates me!!

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1 minute ago, suspensewriter said:

and no, Spaulding didn't leave

Good! (Way to give a girl a heart attack!) 

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3 minutes ago, Jeff Potts said:

whom

That's a color? 😳 

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1 hour ago, Zee said:

Oh, this would have been helpful for Spaulding and her bears...at least the darker shades.

 

Oh, yeah, we went through all those. ;)

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12 minutes ago, Johne said:

Guide

😱 Dyslexia strikes again! Thank you, @Johne! 😊

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Notice that most of the color brown is edible?

 

Don't use brown while hungry.  Just sayin'.

 

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Wow, good chart, Alley!!

 

Since my mom and I love art and painting, we are well acquainted with color names!! Lol! 😂

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3 hours ago, Alley said:

😳 What do you mean would have? She didn't leave did she? 😱

It is helpful, and no I didn't leave, just got busy. 😉

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41 minutes ago, Spaulding said:

It is helpful, and no I didn't leave, just got busy. 😉

Don't scare me! 🙀👾 

 

I'm glad you are still here! 😊 

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Woohoo! That's fantastic. I have been trying to find something like this for ages.

 

Would it be possible to post the link please Alley - only when I copied and pasted into Word it printed out rather hazy and it is difficult to read the descriptions.

 

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Love a list like this to help us think out of the ordinary! 

I remember reading the Mitford novels and running into "chartreuse." I had no idea what color that was, but didn't care since it was describing clothes or something. Then she used "chartreuse" again. I think by the time I finished the 5th book she'd used it at least 4 times and I'd looked it up so I'd know what she meant.

So, fancy color names can be good or bad--too fancy and your reader won't be tracking with you, and they'll notice your favorite.

Of course, if I ever wanted to send Jan Karon a gift, I'd knit her a chartreuse washcloth and am pretty sure she'd love the color!

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1 minute ago, Celebrianne said:

So, fancy color names can be good or bad--too fancy and your reader won't be tracking with you, and they'll notice your favorite.

Good point! 😊

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Chartreuse!

 

Another example of a word I read in my youth that turned out to be completely different.

 

From its context, I knew it was a kind of liqueur. And French, too, so I assumed it was derived from brandy. So maybe a reddish-brown?

 

Then the color itself. I called it "electric green."

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