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Resources* #4: Colors

*Kind of a resource, maybe?

See, this ain’t your run of the mill list of helpful things like writing websites and generators. But it’s something I’ve always found helpful and thought you might too.

Using the right description can give vivid imagery without excessive words. But sometimes choosing those words are the hardest part. So, how to describe the scene without sounding outrageously pretentious? Very, very carefully. Here’s something to get you started.

Colors

Orange:
Shades
: Amber. Sunset. Tangerine. Carrot. Rust. Pumpkin. Marigold.
Things That Are Orange:
Mango. Sunsets. Pumpkins. Sunflowers. Fall leaves. Pennies. Goldfish. Monarch butterflies. Persimmons. Sherbet. Marigolds. Yams. Cheese. Fire.

Yellow:
Shades
: Gold. Lemon. Sun. Cream. Saffron. Vanilla. Straw. Mustard.
Things That Are Yellow:
Lemons. Rubber ducks. Bananas. Butter. Egg yolks. Sunshine. Buttercups. Baby chicks. Dandelions. School bus. Taxi cab. Hard hat. Yellow jacket bees.

Green:
Shades
: Apple. Sea green. Fern. Avocado. Asparagus. Olive. Pine. Spring. 
Things that Are Green:
Fresh leaves. Limes. Green beans. Emeralds. Seaweed. Grapes. Grass. Grasshoppers. Lettuce. Jade. Money. Moss. Shamrock. Cucumbers. Olives. Watermelon. Spinach. Broccoli. Christmas trees. Apples.

Blue:
Shades
: Indigo. Robins egg. Violet. Denim. Teal. Sapphire. Sky. Steal. Turquoise. Navy. Powder. Cyan.
Things That Are Blue:
Deep water. A clear sky. Blueberries. Sapphires. Dragonflies. Bluebirds. Robin’s eggs. Blue ribbon. Pen ink. Jeans. Mint gum. Violet flowers. The moon. Mouthwash. Dolphins. Bluebells. Peacock feathers.

Pink:
Shades
: Salomon. Magenta. Rose. Blush.
Things That Are Pink: Flamingos. Blushes. Strawberry icecream. Rose quartz. Roses. Pigs. Cotton candy. Bubble gum. Carnations. Lips stick. Ballet shoes. Pink lemonade. Cooked shrimp. Ham, Guava.

Red:
Shades
: Ruby. Blood. Burgundy. Auburn. Terra cotta. Scarlet. Maroon. Flame.
Things That Are Red: Poppies. Blood. Cranberries. Cardinals. Ketchup. Cinnamon. Fire. Currants. Stop signs. Tomatoes. Red peppers. Apples. Rhubarb. Peonies. Cherries. Wine. Garnets. Rust. Paprika. Lobsters. Radishes. Garnets. Fire extinguisher. Pomegranates.

Black:
Shades
: Charcoal. Ebony. Onyx. Licorice. Jet.
Things That Are Black: Coal. Shadows. Piano. Bible. Ink. Limousine. Spiders. Obsidian. Crows. Penguins. Cast iron. Bats. Oil. Tar. Tuxedo. Licorice. Beans. Coffee. Eyeliner. Storm clouds. Nighttime. Tires. Pepper. Ashes. Seeds.

White:
Shades
: Beige. Smoke. Ivory. Cream. Eggshell. Pearl. Vanilla. Seashell.
Things That Are White: Eggshells. Whipped cream. Vanilla ice cream. Milk. Baking powder. Baby powder. Coconut meat. Seashells. Wax. Golf balls. Sand. Lotion. Salt. Teeth. Ivory. Clouds. Skin. Cotton balls. Soap. Clouds. Sugar. Toothpaste. Chalk. Marshmallows. Mushrooms. Pearls. Rice. Alabaster. Angels. Seagulls. Doves.

Brown:
Shades
: Chestnut. Chocolate. Sandy. Wheat. Bronze. Tan. Sepia. Copper.
Things That Are Brown: Tree bark. Nuts. Coffee. Tea. Brownstone. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Cinnamon. Camels. Eggs. Skin. Whiskey. Coconut shells. Nuts. Dead leaves. Dirt. Mud. Sherry. Clay. Nutmeg. Teak. Wheat. Hazel. Toffee. Molasses.

Purple:
Shades
: Grape. Orchid. Plum. Amethyst. Lavender. Fushia. Mauve. Plum.
Things That Are Purple: Eggplant. Lavender. Grapes. Flowers. Iris. Turnips. Plums. Amethyst. Beetroot. Purple cabbage. Purple onions. Heather. Bruises. Grape jelly.

Grey:
Shades
: Silver. Battleship. Ash. Gunmetal. Slate. Steel. Smoky.
Things That Are Grey:
Silver. Stone. Clouds. Fog. Concrete. Pewter. Wolves. Mist. Dolphins. Steel. Hair. Rabbits. Wintertime. Marble. Cobwebs. Gravel. Driftwood. Sharks. Pencil lead.

Use these to get your descriptive juices flowing. While this isn’t the most comprehensive list, it should be enough to help you visualize your scenes better by making comparisons (in your own mind as you write) which helps once the words are on the page. Not to mention that using more descriptive words will help create brighter imagery for your readers. Enjoy!

reasons why mexico and its 112 million of inhabitants are the bomb:

  • mexican cuisine was declared intangible heritage of humanity
  • we got 33 properties inscribed on the world heritage list by unesco
  • mexico is considered a “mega-diverse” country and forms part of a select group of nations that possess the greatest number and diversity of animals and plants
  • mexico’s got a rich cultural diversity, history and heritage 
  • we were home of important ancient civilizations (maya, aztec, miztec, olmec, toltec, etc) 
  • we got amazing beaches, dawns and sunsets
  • a mexican was the inventor of the color-wheel type of color television 
  • some of the fruits and vegetables mexico has given to the world: tomatoes, tomatillos, chayote, nopales, chiles, jicama, beans, avocados, corn, bananas, pineapples, oranges, lemons, guavas, papayas, strawberries, limes, mangoes, watermelon, prickly pear, dragon fruit, passiom fruit, guanabana, also a type of vanilla, cocoa (the bean that is transformed to chocolate) and chicozapote (the tree used to produce bubble gum), and so on.
  • mexico has 12 free trade agreements with 44 countries all over the world
  • mexico has a place in the top 10 of the most visited countries by international tourist arrivals 
  • mexico is the largest producer of silver. we also produce gold, fluorite, copper, bismuth, etc
  • mexico is an active exporter of lots of products
  • we are a country full of fiesta! we celebrate everything, even death 
  • even when we have a lazy reputation, we work hard
  • and we are considered one of the happiest countries of america, just saying

it is too easy to asume that we are a dangerous country, when, in fact, just a little portion of mexico is considered like that. but we are not the ones holding conferences to express the supremacy and privilege of our asses compared to other races, nope… we are minding our own damn business while working hard. and yes, our government sucks, and yes, there are a lot of corruption, but befriend a mexican person and you will get a real and loyal amigo. 

with that being said, racist people, keep saying we are the worst while y’all keep being trashy, we are too busy to fight against your stupid stereotypes ;)