Monday, August 18, 2008

Color Me Yellow

I envy those whose job it is to name colors for the fashion industry or paint color companies. What creative fun it is to find synonyms for the basic colors and all their shades. The possibilities are endless! Take these two recently acquired 1950s yellow dresses. They are the exact same yellow color and in my minds eye, they are a lovely relaxing hue. To others it could mean something quite different!

In fashion or home decor, the goal of naming a color is to match an emotion. The two dresses could be considered "calming yellow" to evoke a lazy summer afternoon. Or the same color could be "swinging yellow" to evoke excitement and energy. What color are these dresses to you? Leave a comment and share your creative ideas!

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