Are you tired of the other kids at Summer Color Camp laughing at you because you thought chartreuse was a shade of pink? Still having nightmares about the time you called a Salmon colored dress Mauve? With our help you'll never call Azure, Aquamarine again and will be name dropping colors like they're hot potatoes.
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Our guide isn't an exact science, depending on our monitor color calibration, brightness and even how good our eyes are... we all see a slightly different color. So, we took the color names that are used most often and best guessed the appropriate colors based on web standards and common usage.
Beer is the world's oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage. It is produced by the fermentation of sugars derived from starch-based material—the most common being malted barley; however wheat, corn, and rice are also widely used, usually in conjunction with the barley.
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We chose several beers of different types and found colors that were warm browns and golden yellows, even some amber reds and oranges... while even serving some deep, rich browns in the darker beers.
Ale is a type of beer brewed from barley malt with a top-fermenting brewers yeast that ferments quickly, giving a sweet, full body and a fruity, and sometimes butter-like, taste. Most ale contains some herb or spice, usually hops, which imparts a bitter, herbal flavor which balances the malt sweetness. As an appellative ale means any top-fermented beverage made from malt. Many types of ale inclue pale ale, brown ale, dark ale, Belgian ale, German ale, and cream ale.
India Pale Ale
India Pale Ale is a distinct style of beer and is characterized as a sparkling pale ale with a high level of alcohol and hops; the hops lending it a distinct bitterness.
I love color and I often find myself talking about this site and what the color community is all about. Nine times out of ten the person I'm talking to throws in something like "Oh a color website... that's interesting, but it is a pretty small niche."
I couldn't disagree more and we want your help to prove color isn't a small niche. We all use or interact with color on a daily basis...
Color is a global powerhouse and every week for the next 6 weeks we're going to prove it.
A wonderfully colorful community southeast of Moscow in Russia has taken color love to a whole new level. The Ramenskoye Apartments are by far the most colorful apartments we've ever seen, and while these apartments have made their rounds on the web... we couldn't help but bring some attention to them again.
Original Images by sturman
Because of the influx of immigrants to the United States since the very first ships carrying pilgrims arrived, it seems that people always think of their origin countries first, even three or four generations after their families have arrived. Although college loan applications, and even some job applications, have it narrowed down to African, Asian, Hispanic, and White, hearing labels like Irish-American or Japanese-American when describing oneself is not uncommon. What I always found difficult about this was that I would have to choose one country out of however many might be in my history.
Like most Americans, my bloodstream is a mess with heritage. I always say Irish, though I know there are a few Germans and a French Canadian swimming around in there. In fact, while thinking of this, family members appeared in my head scolding me for not remembering certain parts. So, let's get away from names and labels in order to avoid disappointing someone out there.
What colours represent your cultural heritage?
What colours are involved in the national flag?
Are there colours that have been accepted as representative colours other than the country's flag?
What colours are involved in the food? The drinks?
Create a palette and share your cultural background.
Here's one that I made:
Out with the old and in with the new... After one-hundred-million votes from two-hundred countries, we have a new list of the world's Seven Wonders. All of the new wonders share a common old world feel with from very warm-colored stones with which they were constructed. These inspirational colors stand out against the sky and earth that surround them.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China was built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire. It linked existing fortifications into a united defense system to better keep invading Mongol tribes out of China. It is the largest man-made monument ever to have been built and it is disputed that it is the only one visible from space. Many thousands of people must have given their lives to build this colossal construction.
Today on ABCNews.com's Weekly Video Podcast, the COLOURlovers blog was featured as the "blog to follow." The video was hosted by Amanda Congdon and not only is she a fan of our site... She's a lover too!
Amanda is probably best known as the former host of Rocketboom's daily video news, but lately she's been gracing the weekly video screens of ABC News' website and occasionally appearing on shows like Good Morning America as a web correspondent.
In looking for great summer colors, I scoured the internet for inspiration. I mostly found summer fashions and make up, but when I finally stopped looking... I found my colours and it turns out that I didn't have to go anywhere else.
Started by Harbinger, the Time for Some Summer Lovin' post has brought out some of the best parts of summer colour love, and we took it another step further...
40+ Summer Inspired Color Palettes
So, here's why Saturday didn't have a post. Sorry about that. Coordinated by TheDanger, I attended ...
"The Return of the Renegade Parade : Saturday July 14th : Sunset. We begin at 7:57 sharp! In the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge walkway. Dress is white. You are the Angels that keep this city alive and untamed. The more costumed the better. Bring: Drums, parasols, refreshments (discreetly), Music, Gifts to share, Friends, Lovers, and your Metrocard."
I'll admit, it was my first time.
Getting to New York City is easy for me, it just takes longer than I'd like. The moment I was off the train, I was unconciously watching everyone wearing white. "Maybe they're going." I was expecting to speak in code with men in white suits to be directed to undisclosed locations. As the sun began to set, standing on the Brooklyn Bridge brought more excitement as people appeared from nowhere from the event. Moving to the middle, I watched the crowd grow, and it was only a matter of time before the flow of bicyclists wading through the crowd was cut off. An estimated crowd over three-thousand, we passively laid siege on the landmark bridge.
In sizes ranging from the tiny hummingbird to the tall earthbound ostrich or emu, Birds of the world show us color in a huge number of arrangements -- 9,000 to 10,000 species to be more exact.
Males mostly do the more vibrant presentations to attract mates, while females are usually muted and earth tone to guard their homes and their eggs, but either way, it seems that birds of a feather have the right idea when it comes to great colors.
A Collection of 18 Beautiful Birds & Their Color Palettes
Happy Feathery Friday!