Writing Tip: Writing Exercise #13: Color Descriptions

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Writing Exercise #13: List all the basic colors (red/pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, gray, black, brown, and white) and try to come up with as many words as possible that you could use to describe with them (for example, something that is scarlet is red, sea-green eyes, etc.). You can use certain color titles as well–just so long as you can describe with them. Take no more than fifteen minutes to do this. Do not use the name of the basic color as an answer (ex: orange for orange).

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Here’s mine:

 

RED/PINK

 

scarlet

cardinal

cherry

strawberry

ruby

garnet

ruddy

rose

blood

blush

ORANGE

amber

tangerine

copper

YELLOW

sunshine

gold/golden

buttercup

canary

blonde

GREEN

lime

grass

avocado

jade

emerald

sea-green

mint

BLUE

sky

azure

cerulean

ocean

navy

royal

cornflower

blueberry

sapphire

turquoise

aquamarine

carolina

baby

PURPLE

lilac

lavender

grape

amethyst

GRAY

colorless

smoke

silver

stormy

slate

stone

pebble

desaturated

BLACK

jet

coal

charcoal

tar

raven

pitch

night

BROWN

tawny

russett

chocolate

espresso

coffee

hazelnut

mocha

tan

sandy

WHITE

snow/snowy

pure

chalk

pearl

 

 

 

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