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There are several names for deep red... burgundy  wine maroon  crimson  vermilion  oxblood  ruby puce claret

Red Scarlet vs Crimson **Rad color pallet for multishade bridesmaid dresses for a red wedding.

Bright red, combined with fuchsia, will be appropriate when planning redecoration of a young lady’s apartment. Bright yellow should be used for accents..

Bright red, combined with fuchsia, will be appropriate when planning redecoration of a young lady’s apartment. Bright yellow should be used for accents.

It’s “lilac”, not light purple. Just like it’s “magenta”, not dark pink. Writer and children’s book illustrator Ingrid Sundberg has created a Color Thesaurus – a collection of 12 color charts that list the correct names of all shades. It’s a useful reference tool for artists, designers, firms, make-up professionals and anyone who’s planning to get their […]

Choose your favorite shade of red! This is a "Color Thesaurus"– a collection of 12 color charts that list the correct names of all shades.

"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." ~ Ingrid Sundberg http://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/the-color-thesaurus/

The Color Thesaurus

To aid her writing, author and artist Ingrid Sundberg has created Color Thesaurus, a visualization of a variety of names for common colors.

a writer posts her Color Thesaurus - just a beginning.  I wonder what one might find on a high-end paint site?

The Color Thesaurus

Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children& book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth.

12 Shades of Red by *RosleinRot on deviantART

12 Shades of Red by *RosleinRot on deviantART

In the English language we have many words for different shades of red - scarlet, crimson, cerise, burgundy, and many more. But what are all these shades? And where do these evocative names come from?

Shades and Tones of Red

In the English language we have many words for different shades of red - scarlet, crimson, cerise, burgundy, and many more. And where do these evocative names come from?

12 Shades of Red by *RosleinRot on deviantART

12 Shades of Red by *RosleinRot on deviantART

The hell, the last one is just a mux of purples and browns (also, this is coming from a female artist, ehich means I've got a pretty good idea of what colours are which.

You might be wondering why a colour chart is on a story board. Well this can be used to describe the exact colour you want, it won't be 'blue' it'd be 'sky blue'.

In the English language we have many words for different shades of red - scarlet, crimson, cerise, burgundy, and many more. But what are all these shades? And where do these evocative names come from?

In the English language we have many words for different shades of red - scarlet, crimson, cerise, burgundy, and many more. And where do these evocative names come from?

The Colour Thesaurus - alternate words for all colours in this link. Beautiful for art and writing.

The Color Thesaurus

white FEBRUARY 4, 2014 BY INGRIDSUNDBERG The Color Thesaurus 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.   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.

The Color Thesaurus

A handmade twisted wire tree for holding business cards, photos or name tags using various reds, pinks, oranges and brown wire.    It would

50 Shades of Red or Blue Wire Card Holder Tree

A handmade twisted wire tree for holding business cards, photos or name tags using various reds, pinks, oranges and brown wire.