I occasionally get asked from people who have had color consultations and gotten their Color Guru color cards, “Do these colors have names?” Hmmm…they didn’t. And I was avoiding giving them names for a few reasons:
1. I didn’t want to give them boring, obvious names like “light pink.” I wanted each color to feel special because I believe each color IS special!
2. I didn’t want to name them myself. Not because I don’t love the idea of naming colors – I do! I’m totally envious of those people who get to name the Benjamin Moore paint colors – how fun! However, I knew that I could never name them as well on my own as I could with help from the Color Guru Community.
3. I wasn’t sure how I could add names to the current design of the color cards. I like to keep the cards simple, portable, and uncluttered. I finally decided that we will not add the names to the cards at this time, but that the color names will be available on the website (coming soon!)
So, I posted the first color on Instagram @yourcolorguru and WOW! What a response!
We got over 100 submissions for this color!
It was so much fun! Finalists were: @darcychildress with Rosy Glow, @erin_go_brawl with Peony, and @groundswellportland with Pigtunia!
The WINNER was:
I thought it was an appropriate blog post for Valentine’s Day – here is a sweet Peony for you!
So please join us over at @yourcolorguru on Instagram for the color naming fun! We name at least one color per week!