via Laughing Squid comes an article about “The Color Thesaurus” put together by Ingrid Sundberg. As a [watercolourist][deviantart], I truly appreciate the collection Ingrid has compiled here.

Ingrid’s Notes

… musings on creative writing and craft …

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.  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!

Go give Ingrid some love and tell her how much you love this thesaurus!