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Brown Color Psychology

When thinking of color, you may think of a broad spectrum of light with different wavelengths. You may believe that the light’s sole responsibility is to make our world much brighter. While this is partially the case, colors…

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Cognac Color

The color cognac is named after the French variety of brandy. Like its namesake it is often associated with luxury, wealth, and stateliness. Additionally, as with the drink, the color cognac is a neutral, earthy color composed of…

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Burnt Sienna

Long before humans discovered other ways of creating paints, stains, and dyes, they were able to produce pigments from dried, powdered clay soils. This practice is so ancient that both early modern humans and Neanderthals engaged in it…

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Ebony

Ebony is a very dark black color with undertones of brown and sometimes olive. Its name derives from the dark heartwood of the ebony tree, a native tree of India and Sri Lanka. Ebony wood is famously used…

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Periwinkle

Periwinkle is a gentle color named after the lesser periwinkle herb. It is in the indigo family and is a shade somewhere between blue and violet. To the naked eye, it appears pale blue with hints of lavender…

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Seafoam Green

Seafoam green is one of the softest colors associated with the ocean. With notes of green and blue, but also with a small tint of grey, this unfortunately also makes the color comparable with others. With a hex…

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Royal Blue

Royal blue is a shade of blue that’s lighter than navy blue. Since blue is one of the three primary colors, you can’t mix colors together to get it. There have been some sources that have described royal…

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Lilac

Read the word “lilac,” and you can almost smell the heady, sweet scent of the flowers that bloom for two blissful weeks at the end of May. The color does take its name from the flower — a…

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