This project was pretty fun. I always wanted to name colors. In fact, I’ve done this kind of thing before in the past. On ColourLovers.com, I created a few palettes relating to my life (mostly food, really…), and I chose colors that had names that were relevant to my themes. (Because it’s fun, that’s why.)
Here’s my best ones:
Anyway, I love merging verbal language and color. They go together like a form of hybrid poetry. Illustrative color names add a layer of meaning that accentuates the meaning of the color itself.