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Kate Smith is an optimistic, expressive, artist, designer, writer and color fanatic. With her warm and witty style, Kate teaches you to clearly see, understand and be inspired by color. Then she guides you step-by-step to develop your own unique color sense-ability and achieve results you never dreamed possible.

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Why Are Red and Green Traditional Christmas Colors?

Why Are Red and Green Traditional Christmas Colors?

Read Time: 4 min A color scheme of pure red and green say Christmas because these two hues have come to be known as the colors of this widely celebrated holiday. Have you ever wondered, “Why are red and green traditional Christmas colors?”I have waded through scholarly research and popular tales only to find that there are many conflicting […]

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Color of the Year 2020

Color of the Year 2020

Read Time: 9 min Do you think that a color trend lasts about a year? It isn’t true. The Color of the Year 2020 has staying power. Here’s what you need to know about these six takes on color trends.

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Quotes About Red

Quotes About Red

Read Time: 5 min Quotes About Color Red Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter, b. 1989 […]

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Quotes About Gray

Quotes About Gray

Read Time: 4 min Quotes About the Color Gray The color of truth is gray.Andre Gide, French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1869-1951 The color of truth is gray. – Andre Gide  #color #quotes Click to Tweet Remember the enemy of all painting is gray: a painting will almost always appear grayer then it is, […]

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Quotes About Orange

Quotes About Orange

Read Time: 3 min Quotes About the Color Orange The moon is bland in color. I call it shades of gray. You know, the only color we see is what we bring or the Earth, which is looking down upon us all the time. And to find orange soil on the moon was a surprise.Eugene Cernan, American naval officer, […]

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Quotes About White

Quotes About White

Read Time: 4 min Quotes About Color White Such a magnificent sky, and it’s nothing but white paper! Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter, 1841-1919Background image credit: Aldro T. Hibbard Never use pure white; it doesn’t exist in nature.Aldro T. Hibbard, American painter, 1886-1972 Never use pure white; it doesn’t exist in nature. – Aldro T. Hibbard  #color #quotes Click to […]

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Quotes About Pink

Quotes About Pink

Read Time: 4 min Quotes About the Color Pink I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I […]

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Quotes About Black

Quotes About Black

Read Time: 4 min Quotes About the Color Black There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it.Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter recognized as the “Mother of American Modernism”, 1887-1986 There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it. – Georgia O’Keeffe #color #quotes Click to Tweet Background image credit: Edouard Manet Public Domain Black is not a color.Edouard […]

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Quotes About Brown

Quotes About Brown

Read Time: 3 min Quotes About the Color Brown Insert Image God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.Anne Sexton, American poet and Pulitzer prize winner, 1928-1974Background image credit: Winston Churchill Public domain US I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.Winston […]

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Quotes About Green

Quotes About Green

Read Time: 4 min Quotes About Color Green My father pointed to the moon and asked me what color it was. I couldn’t tell. So he told me to look at the horizon and then glance back quickly at the moon. Then I saw it: it was pale green. Alden Baker, American painter, b. 1928 Green is the prime color […]

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Quotes About Yellow

Quotes About Yellow

Read Time: 4 min Quotes About the Color Yellow How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, 1853-1890 How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun. – Vincent Van Gogh  #color #quotes Click to Tweet Background image credit: Edgar Degas Public Domain What a horrible thing yellow is.Edgar Degas, French realist/Impressionist painter and […]

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Quotes About Purple

Quotes About Purple

Read Time: 3 min Quotes About the Color PurpleBackground image credit: Ernesto Bruschi Violet has the shortest wavelength of the spectrum. Behind it, the invisible ultraviolet. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Poor violet, violated for a rhyme.Derek Jarmen, English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author, 1942–1994 Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Poor violet, violated […]

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Quotes About Blue

Quotes About Blue

Read Time: 4 min There is a reason blue is named most often as a favorite color. Blue is the color of the sea, sky, and blue jeans. See pictures with the best quotes about blue.

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Chocolate Brown Flowers

Brown Flowers Satisfy a Craving for Chocolate

Read Time: 3 min For the Love of Chocolate – Brown Flowers​!Many couples dream of turning their leisure time pursuits into a lucrative venture but finding common ground often takes a bit of creative thinking. Bill Schlicht loves chocolate, while Marie Lincoln loves unique and rare flowers. Put the two passions together and you have the Chocolate Flower Farm […]

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Fall Colors & 9 Others Reasons I’m Distracted

Read Time: 2 min If it weren’t for ​fall colors I’m not sure that I could ever let go of the long, hot, glorious days of summer and accept the daylight scarce, frigid days of winter. There is just something about the bright blue sky, warm sunshine and explosion of red, orange and gold that keeps me from completely […]

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Pumpkin Colors

Pumpkin Colors: Beyond Orange

Read Time: 4 min Vibrant orange is the color that jumps to mind when we think of the portly pumpkin that symbolizes all things autumn. Today, bright orange is only one of the many colors of pumpkins. There are varieties in shades from deep, robust scarlet to a light blue and ghostly white.

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Rose Color Meaning

Rose Color Meaning And Hidden Messages

Read Time: 9 min Flowers, especially roses, are used to convey the many emotions we have for each other. Be it “I love you” or “I’m sorry,” sending roses is the perfect way to give someone a lift as well as send a message that you may be reluctant to say. How simple and wonderful to be able to […]

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