If your company products comes in nonstop color refreshes, repeating the steps of naming the colors can be a burnout 🤯 But not to worry, here are some fuels to sparkle more ideas! Each list contains at least hundreds of color hues and their names. And don’t forget to check out these tips for creating a good color name!
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🔍 Stay Basic
These lists will have what you need if you are just looking for something simple and nothing too crazy. Most of these names have been commonly used across different industries like Dark Turquoise and Indigo Blue. For children-friendly color names, also check out brands like Crayola for inspirations.
Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours
💡 Be Creative
If common color names do not satisfy your need, a place that I like to visit is websites of paint companies. These commercial paint brands usually have the broadest collection of color names so inspirations will never run dry. Because their products are used in home interior space, their choice of wording usually provokes a sense of mood, and is also appropriate for most occasions. Definitely worth browsing through!
Glidden (also known as PPG)
🤡 Be Different
If you are looking for names with more “personality”, check out cosmetic brands! This industry is filled with all sorts of unconventional color names. Their naming usually comes with a strong emotional expression – may be too overwhelming sometimes, but definitely a good place to visit for some out-of-the-box inspirations.
Essie Nail polish
M.A.C. Eye shadow
O.P.I. Nail polish
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