Match Your Colors to Stock Photography


From any color on the site (Over 150,000) you can click the "Find photos with this Color" badge and find lots of stock photography & artwork that matches the color. This is a great little trick for finding photos for any creative work that you already have set colors for... could be a website, scrapbook, wall art, advertisement, etc.

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At Home with Five Decades of Color in the US

At Home with Five Decades of Color in the US


It is extremely hard to summarize an entire decade with five or six colors, but each of the past 5 decades seemed to carry a common tune. The end to the war-time lack of color in the 50's.

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The explosion of color in the hippie loving 60s. The muted colors of the 70's to balance out the brightness of the previous decade... etc. Here we attempt to capture colors common at home for each decade.

 

The 1950s

1950s Living Room/Kitchen ... with puppets

With World War II just ending, and comfort finally becoming familiar again, it was time to really end the Great Depression emotionally. The economy was booming, thanks to women showing equality in the work place, and the manufacturing needs of the war. Just as the surfacing of new technologies and chemical advances entered the domestic market, allowing for a broader range of colours for homes inside and out, so surfaced a new optimism, as settling down was an almost dream-like ideal. As optimism might inspire, it seemed it was finally safe to use brighter colours. Oranges, bolder blues, teals, and bright white found their ways into and onto homes.

1950's Colors:

  #9ACEBF

  

  #A8711D

  

  #EEEE88

  

  #EC9436

  

  #3D74BB

  

  #EDA3A2

  
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COLOURlovers T-Shirts

COLOURlovers T-Shirts


I finally got around to putting a store online for COLOURlovers to take their love offline and share it with the world. There are currently just 2 designs up right now... The COLOURlove Test & the COLOURlovers Logo Shirt.

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If you want to design some shirts for the store let me know.

Click Here to View the COLOURlovers t-Shirts

P.S. I've priced all the shirts at pretty much cost... so get your SHIRTlove quick!

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Colorful Designer Hotel Rooms

Colorful Designer Hotel Rooms


Last month I was in the lovely city of Toronto, ON and we stayed in one of the design districts in a very cool place called The Gladstone Hotel. This old building is one of a small group of hotels that has brought in a group of designers to customize a single room, each. What you get is a wide variety of totally unique places to crash in.

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We ended up getting "The Postcard" room, that had lots of photo-montages of forests and natural scenes. It almost would have been better to room hop for the three nights we were in town just to enjoy more of the designer's experiences, but that would have meant a lot of packing and un-packing. (Plus, with a great bar downstairs and close by it took me most of the next day just to get my head back on straight.)

I first read about these designer hotels a while back, when I found a link to the Hotel Fox in Copenhagen. I think There is even one just north of me in Seattle, WA.

Designer hotels just must be in the color air right now, because fellow color Enthusiast Rachel over at Hue Consulting just blogged about these great designer hotels.

Have you stayed in one of these hotels?

Is there one in your area?

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The Empire State Building Loves Color

The Empire State Building Loves Color


Even at one-hundred-two floors high, the tallest building in New York City isn't above colour love. With the tiered floors near its top, the flat sides are a perfect showcase for its brilliantly colour (yet energy efficient) lights that are changed to coincide with current happenings, holidays, and events.

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Typical holiday colours, like red and green for Christmas, blue and gold for Hannukah, purple and yellow for Easter, and orange for Halloween, have graced this landmark build that almost anyone you know will recognise.

The building itself was built in competition with the same architect that built the Chrysler Building, some eight streets uptown.

The lighting schedule is updated constantly, so tourists and New Yorkers alike can know what the colours signify and when they'll be showing.

Are there any buildings near you that change their lights or colour-cycle?

Would you have any representive colour suggestions for the Empire State Building?

Have you seen New York City?

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Favorite Colors: A Closer Look

Favorite Colors: A Closer Look


It's undesputed -- blue is a favourite colour regardless of gender or age.

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Women Top Favourites:
1. Blue
2. Purple
3. Green

For women, top favourite colours are cool, and preference for the colours green, purple, and orange decrease with age. Other favoured colours are pink, lavender, and turquoise, and it is said that most women prefer cooler colours as favourites overall.

Men Top Favourites:
1. Blue
2. Green
3. Black

For men, top favourite colours are blue, green, and black, being two cool and one neutral. The least top favourites are brown, orange, and purple, and they typically stay away from colours like lavender, pink, and turqoise because they're more feminine. Affinity for orange and green decrease with age, while reluctance with brown and people also decrease with age.

What I'd like to see is what you think, lovers.

What's your favourite colour?

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Color Blindness as Seen Through Color Blind Eyes —  A Blog

Color Blindness as Seen Through Color Blind Eyes — A Blog


Colblindor was started in early 2006 when Daniel Flück created a blog based on colour blindness, as most of the resources about the topic are scattered. The blog has actually become quite the comprehensive resource, addressing types of colour blindness and how to distinguish between types of colour blindness, such as the aforementioned Protanopia.

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To learn more, visit his site here.

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Color Symbolism: Green

Color Symbolism: Green


Stepping into the cooler side of the spectrum, we find green. Green is opposite one of the purples, more so of magenta, on the colour spectrum, opposite the right balance of blue and red. Green endures a duality of nature, and is often associated with jealousy and greed, but also, beyond what it has come to mean, it is part of a lush world.

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Green is a part of almost every land-grown plant on this known world. It is often associated with life and living as a result. To be Green can mean a focus on all things environmentally friendly.

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Plays on Color in the Animal Kingdom

Plays on Color in the Animal Kingdom


Given the role colour plays in all of our lives, in a setting where survival take priority, it's often that colour comes to aid. For most animals, having colours that match their surroundings is enough.

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An animal in the ocean would match the ocean floor from above, and the sky from below. An animal in the jungle would match the area in which it lives, whether that is the canopy or the ground.

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Color-smitten in Philadelphia

Color-smitten in Philadelphia


In the past week, the weather has really lifted my spirits. Between the three-day rainstorm and the now seventy degree days, paired with a steady wind, each day has been perfect.

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This weekend, I found myself on a day trip to Philadelphia. I went down for a few reasons, one of which was to see the Sakura trees mentioned a few posts back, and with the passing rains and rising temperatures, they have already started scattering. The variety I found in the city was only pink on the outside, toward the base of the petal.

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