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Name That Color!

December 18, 2013


We all began learning colors with the basics–the primary and secondary colors in the 8 color box of crayons. Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, black and white.

Soon, though, we begin to talk about colors more specifically. Blue becomes sky blue, navy, or turquoise. Red is magenta, oxblood or scarlet. Although color names can get sort of out of control at times (just browse the paint chips at Home Depot if you need proof of this), I think it’s nice to be able to describe them accurately. This list of color words on Houzz does just that. From smalt (pure blue, like cobalt) to fallow (light brown, like a deer’s back), learn these words and sound like a smarty-pants at your next holiday party!

Read the full article here.

Image: The Rainbow Room Installation by Pierre le Riche, from DesignBoom

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