Colorful Allusions vol. 2

Though printed in black and white, great literature is bursting with vibrant colour.  In this rebus-style puzzle, color words and parts of words have been replaced with colored boxes.  Try to guess the exact hue of each.  Roll your mouse over the colored boxes to reveal the missing words.  Click the colored boxes to learn more about each hue.  Special thanks to Paul Dean for his colorful research.

Pink champagne that left me feeling blue.
—Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers, "Pink Champagne," 1950.

There’s a green one and a pink one / And a blue one and a yellow one, / And they’re all made out of ticky tacky / And they all look just the same.
—from "Little Boxes," words and music by Malvina Reynolds, 1962.

The yellow / violet harmony can be summed up in a single word exotic. For while red / green reminds us of trees and flowers, and orange / blue of earth and sky, the yellow / violet chord has little connection with everyday experience. Instead, we find it in rare butterflies, tropical birds, unearthly sunsets, costumes of the Far East, and the trappings of royalty.
—Charles Le Clair, Color in Contemporary Painting, 1991.

Yow!’ The boy’s Yow!’ echoes across the field like the sound of a horn. They build a snowman and riddle it with snowballs, and now dusk is coming and March sky is mad and lowering with angry, purple clouds. In a moment the sun is going to break through and flame in all the windows of Galloway, the mill windows will be a thousand red flambeaux, something will slant across the skies and over the river.

—Jack Kerouac, The Town and the City, 1950.

Craig ConleyAbout the Guest Author, Craig Conley
Craig is an independent scholar and author of dozens of strange and unusual books, including a unicorn field guide and a dictionary of magic words. He also loves color: Prof. Oddfellow

Author: Prof. Oddfellow