Writers can find inspiration for their prose everywhere.
Lately I’ve been paying close attention to adjectives—particularly words used to describe color. These words are all over the place: clothing catalogs, travel ads and drink menus, to name a few. Though not used heavily in corporate communications, they can come in handy when you want to paint a clear picture in the mind of your reader.
The trick to success is to familiarize yourself with a few of these colorful terms.
How many of these colors can you match with the commonly used hues below? (Answers can be used more than once):
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Answers: 1. Red 2. Purple 3. Blue 4. Red 5. Red 6. Blue 7. Blue 8. Red 9. Red 10. Blue (or Purple) 11. Pink 12. Brown 13. Red 14. Green 15. Purple 16. Yellow 17. Green 18. Red 19. Orange 20. Brown 21. Red 22. Green 23. Yellow
How did you do? What additional terms would you add to the list?
A long-time contributor to PR Daily, Laura Hale Brockway is a writer and editor from Austin, Texas. Read more of her work at impertinentremarks.