#127 - Design Argumentation - Color Names
Writing of the week
I am studying to improve my design argumentation and I think one of the first steps is to correctly name colors.
This seems pretty basic, but having a better vocabulary on the elements and principles is a must. I found this website very helpful, you can even order a poster if you want (Color list with color names: https://graf1x.com/list-of-colors-with-color-names/). This is especially useful for people like me whose native language is not English.
As the list is quite exhaustive, these are my personal notes on the subject, collecting the easiest, most common and practical ones:
- Yellow: Cream, Peach, Pineapple, Mustard, Mellow, Bumblebee, Yolk, Corn, Cyber, Banana
- Orange: Pumpkin, Fire, Ochre, Dijon, Tangerine, Tiger, Honey, Carrot, Amber, Bronce, Rust
- Red: Salmon, Scarlet, Chili, Maroon, Redwood, Raspberry, Ferrari, Sangria, Apple, Burgundy, Mahogany
- Pink: Ruby, Fuchsia, Rose pink, Magenta, Lavender, Bubble gum, Flamingo
- Purple: Mulberry, Hibiscus, Lavender, Grape, Floral, Eggplant
- Blue: Sky, Pigeon, Baby blue, Navy, Turkish, Sapphire, Denim, Space
- Green: Forest, Olive, Lime, Jade, Jungle, Laurel, Moss, Mint, Tea, Army, Emerald, Sea
- Brown: Cinnamon, Mocha, Chocolate, Syrup, Caramel, Walnut, Espresso, Peanut, Coffee
- Greyscale: Fossil, Smoke, Steel, Stone, Iron, Rhino, Seal, Shadow, Anchor, Charcoal.
Color Name - Design Argumentation Exercise #1:
Take this list of colors and look at everything around you. Name each of the colors of the objects with the optional help of adjectives (nuanced, shaded, sad, pastel, vibrant....).
Color Name - Design Argumentation Exercise #2:
With the object and colors table you have just made, write the emotions evoked by that color.
Color Name - Design Argumentation Exercise #3:
Using Figma or another design tool, select each of the colors listed above and find it in the color picker to improve your name:color relationship.
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