Category Archives: Color of the Week

Each week, IntoDesign will focus on one color in any and all color palates. We will discuss the definition of the color, the history behind the hue and demonstrate some inspirational images for our readers.

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Color of the Week

French Grey. 

There is not just one ‘French Grey’, in fact there are many levels to this fantastic color (a color that I have chosen for my master bedroom). The variations of this color comes in the form of percentages (%). For example French Grey 90%, which happens to be a very dark version of the color, or French Grey 20%, a light version.

French Grey is different from Cool Grey. French Grey has a warmer undertone than that of Cool Grey. Just think of yellow versus a blue. Yellow is a warmer color than blue, so the same goes for French Grey and Cool Grey.

French Grey vs. Cool Grey

Here are some other inspiration images for you…

Color of the Week

Rosy Beige. 

Today I literally took my huge box of prisma colors, placed them on my desk, stuck out my hand, closed my eyes, and grabbed a pencil. Which ever color it was, that will be the color of the week. So, this weeks…Rosy Beige.

This color is definitely more in the pink family than the beige family. I would say that it is very similar to a pail Caucasians skin color.

Beige Family paint chips

 

Color of the Week

Heather Grey. 

Everyone loves a heather grey sweater…so why not just the color?

This ever so diverse color is a part of the ‘cool grey’ family. Grey describes the colors ranging from black to white. These, including white and black, are known as achromatic colors or neutral colors. These “new” neutrals have low colorfulness and chroma. Most grey pigments have a cool or warm cast to them, as the human eye can detect even a minute amount of saturation. Yelloworange, and red create a “warm grey”. Greenblue, and violet create a “cool grey”. When there is no cast at all, it is referred to as “neutral grey”, “achromatic grey” or simply “grey”. The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in AD 700.


Color of the Week

Creme. 

Creme is the colour of the cream produced by cattle grazing on natural pasture with plants rich in yellow carotenoid pigments, some of which are incorporated into the cream, to give a slight yellow tone to the white. Used as a skin tone in some forms of art, mostly Anime.

Color of the Week

“You don’t know Jacques!”

Ok, this is not an actual color that you would find in your crayon box or even in the pantone color groups….but you will find it amongst the O.P.I nail lacquer colors. That is right…I am blogging about a nail color. I have been abscessed with the color in the past few weeks. I have noticed that colors similar to this have been very popular. These consists of blue grey and pink grey tones. Very “dark-fall” color.

Check out these colors for  yourself. Look great on any skin tone too!

Color of the Week

Maroon.

Maroon is a dark red color, but I am sure that all of you know this information.

3 Interesting facts about the color Maroon:

1. Maroon is derived from French marron (“chestnut“).

2. The first recorded use of Maroon as a color name in English was in 1789.

3. At right is displayed the color bright maroon, i.e., the color that was designated as maroon in Crayola crayons beginning in 1949. It is a medium shade of maroon halfway between red and rose.

Color of the Week

ELECTRIC Blue.

It is a very bright color reminiscent of a spark, named after the colour of an argon sign. It is very similar to cyan.

Color of the Week

Canary Yellow!

Oh, the ever famous canary yellow. The first time that I ever realized that this was a color to consider was in grade school. Flyers and other important papers that my teachers handed me were always in the ‘canary yellow’ 8-1/2x 11″ paper. Oh, those were the simplest of times, the best of times.

Yellow is the color evoked by light that stimulates both the L and M (long and medium wavelength) cone cells of the retina about equally, with no significant stimulation of the S (short-wavelength) cone cells.[2] Light with a wavelength of 570–580 nm is yellow, as is light with a suitable mixture of red and green. Yellow’s traditional RYB complementary color is purpleviolet, or indigo, while its colorimetrically defined complementary color in both RGB and CMYK color spaces is blue.

The Yellow Canary (Serinus flaviventris) is a small passerine bird in the finch family. It is a resident breeder in much of the western and central regions of southern Africa and has been introduced to Ascension and St Helena islands.