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Color Inspiration from Ales, Lagers & Stouts: Beer!

Color Inspiration from Ales, Lagers & Stouts: Beer!


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

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.

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India Pale 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.

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Some Summer Color Lovin’ Inspiration

Some Summer Color Lovin’ Inspiration


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

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Colorful Beauty in Nature: Birds

Colorful Beauty in Nature: Birds


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

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Happy Feathery Friday!

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Color Inspiration: Monsters and Dubious Characters

Color Inspiration: Monsters and Dubious Characters


At COLOURlovers we are all about the color love... but over at Mojizu.com they're all about the character art love. There are thousands of very creative, cute & funny creations at Mojizu... but we chose just a handful to bring home and share with you.

20 Creative Characters from Mojizu

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 Hometown  Cheektowaga, NY
  
 Likes  callipygians, charmin, baby powder, butt paste, beeswax, refried beans, combs, bowler hats
  
 Personality  Doesn't say much... He can be a tad uppity though.
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Painting with Light

Painting with Light


**Update: Check out the LICHFAKTOR interview we did for more photos and a new video.

A number of graffiti artists have been tagging everything thought to be impossible without being caught. Well -- it's actually not illegal for them. They're not using paint. As it turns out, time-lapse photography isn't just for blooming flowers, skyscapes, or brake lights anymore. Termed Light Graffiti, tag artists are taking their colour to an all new level.

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Let There Be Light

Using an exposure of about ten-to-thirty seconds and a tripod for best results, Light Graffiti artists start at the first click. Glowsticks, flashlights, reflectors, and even torches have been used as mediums to create all sorts of designs and tags, as the artist becomes a ghost of a blur, if visible at all.

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13 More Great Color Legends

13 More Great Color Legends


A little while ago we showed you 11 of the Great Color Legends and why they exist... and now we're back with 13 more great color legends... Green Cards, Blue Balls, Highlighter Yellow, Ferarri Red & more. Be sure to let us know if there is a great color legend you'd like us to cover in a future edition.

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Why is Envy a Green Monster?

Envy Green Monster
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Color associations vary greatly from culture to culture, just as each language or dialect has unique colloquialisms that are often misunderstood or lost in translation. In many Western cultures the feelings of envy or jealousy are commonly associated with the color green. However, in German the feeling is most closely related to the color yellow, as the phrase "gelb vor neid," or "yellow with envy" suggests. Moreover, in Arabic the same association is made, as noted in the common phrase "yasfaru wajhahu mina al-Heqd" or "his face turns yellow with envy."

Green is often tied to growth and fertility, thus creating an illogical connection to such a counterproductive feeling as envy or jealousy. This association first appeared in the seventh century B.C., according to etymologists Judith S. Neaman and Carole G. Silver, as the poet Sappho described a stricken lover's appearance as "green." At that time the words "green" and "pale" were often used interchangeably.

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Ultimate HTML Color HEX Code List

Ultimate HTML Color HEX Code List


HTML 3.2 specifications identified sixteen colors that can be used by name to define color in HTML and CSS. But don't worry you can use more than sixteen colors in HTML... you'll just need to know the six character HEX values and we've listed pretty much all of the ones you'll need on one page.

 

Standard 16 Named Color Codes

 Black or 000000 Gray or 808080 Silver or C0C0C0 White or FFFFFF
 Navy or 000080 Blue or 0000FF Teal or 008080 Aqua or 00FFFF
 Purple or 800080 Maroon or 800000 Red or FF0000 Fuschia or FF00FF
 Green or 008000 Lime or 00FF00 Olive or 808000 Yellow or FFFF00
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Color Inspiration: Knit Socks of All Sorts

Color Inspiration: Knit Socks of All Sorts


Knitters truly are color lovers. These aren't your average socks... these wonderfully colorful knit socks show a wide variety of the endless possibilities for crafty knitters.

Title photo by paperfacets

A Collection of 20 Colorful Knit Socks

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Falling in Love Socks 

 

Falling in Love Socks

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Started 2/10/07, completed 3/6/07, but I wasn't working very much on them. The first sock went fast. I dawdled on the second.

Pattern here.

The yarn is from KnitPicks, and was dyed specially for me by my awesome Secret Pal, Rachel. The stripes turned out perfectly!

Falling in Love

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Color Inspiration from the Masters of Painting

Color Inspiration from the Masters of Painting


The world has seen thousands of artists and millions of great pieces of art, but we chose just a handful of pieces of art from some of greatest masters of painting to show a little of how they were inspired by color... or perhaps, how they inspire us with color.

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

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Painted between 1503 and 1506 in Florence, Italy. It is painted using the sfumato method, a term coined by Leonardo referring to a painting technique in which translucent layers of paint are applied so subtly that there is no perceptible transition. Her enigmatic smile has been both evocative and cause of speculation as to whom she might be.
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The NBA Finals Most Valuable Colors

The NBA Finals Most Valuable Colors


The 2007 NBA Finals were quickly swept by the San Antonio Spurs, but for those of you still wanting a little more NBA in your life... and a little more color, we've broken down the most popular winning colors in NBA Finals History.

Championship Color Leaders

White: 44 Championships

 

Gold: 23 Championships

 
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