Chris should take credit for finding these two fascinating articles, I shall take credit for sharing them, and spelling colour correctly!!
A Haunting Yarn
I don’t knit, but that hasn’t stopped me from lurking around the Etsy shop of a German merchant called DyeForYarn. The pun, though forced, is fitting. Just take a look at the macabre names bestowed on many of the colors.
courtesy of Fritinancy
Where Have All the Ordinary Color Names Gone?
Here’s a little quiz to test your knowledge of color names. Can you identify where on the spectrum these colors — all of them well documented, some of them brand-specific — are located?
- Inch Worm
- Dead Spaniard
- I’m Not Really a Waitress
Baffled? Frustrated? Annoyed that color naming nowadays is so arcane and confusing? I sympathize with the first two reactions. But don’t be too quick to blame oddly named colors on Kids These Days: two of the names in the quiz date back to the Elizabethan era.
courtesy of visualthesaurus