I love love love this colour thesaurus by Ingrid Sundberg


Ingrid Sundberg says:

I love to collect words. Making word lists can help to find the voice of my story, dig into the emotion of a scene, or create variety.

One of my on-going word collections is of colors. I love to stop in the paint section of a hardware store and find new names for red or white or yellow. Having a variety of color names at my fingertips helps me to create specificity in my writing. I can paint a more evocative image in my reader’s mind if I describe a character’s hair as the color of rust or carrot-squash, rather than red.

So for fun, I created this color thesaurus for your reference. Of course, there are plenty more color names in the world, so, this is just to get you started.

Fill your stories with a rainbow of images!

She will soon have a poster coming out – register here to be notified when it does


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

6 thoughts

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! Having worked in corporate branding where the slightest mistake in tint of color of the corporate logo on a printed ad is considered s a disaster, I know a few people with a high appreciation of color who would LOVE to hang to the poster in their offices.

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