Use Paint Color Names in Story Writing

I read an article that gave me a great idea: Use those creative color names found on paint chip samples to make my descriptions more interesting or evocative. So, I just signed up for a Valspar Paint website profile so I can choose and save my colors for my stories. Aren’t these great?


Originally posted on my Facebook personal profile, 9-26-15. Find me on Facebook (Darla Lowe McDavid) to get my public posts in your newsfeed.


Darla McDavid

I'm Darla, a writer of stories about family, friends, goodness, and God. I love cats, coffee, gardening, and tall stacks of books. Click here to subscribe to my blog. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram. In my other life, I'm an administrative professional and a Sunday School teacher for preschoolers.

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  1. Love the idea of using paint names in stories. I often wonder who comes up with the names for nail polish.


  2. What a terrific idea, Darla! Ten years ago we shifted from all white walls in a house we’d bought (did you know there are 14+ shade names for white!?!) Some of the color choices were great fun: Marshmallow S’mores; Rusty Barn Red; Sea-tinged Sage. Some didn’t last–they were just trial colors–but we had a great time.


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