Color & Language: A Screwy Thing
As an interior designer I love color. As a writer, I love words. So in this post I combined the two loves and came up with as many Color Expressions as I could. See if you can add to this list!
Green around the gills = looking nauseous Green with envy – feeling jealous Yellow bellied = cowardly.
Feeling blue = down in the dumps
Red faced = embarrassed
In the red = broke
Black hearted = lacking humanity
Black out = loss of consciousness …or electricity
Nothing beautiful in any of these. What a terrible use of glorious color! So let’s move to the other end of the “spectrum:”
In the black = when a business has a positive cash flow (and gets out of the red!) In the pink = feeling happy A little bundle of blue (or pink) = a newborn baby boy (or girl) Green shoots = signs of positive growth Green thumb = a gifted gardener Rose colored glasses = seeing the world in the most positive way. (something my mother Naomi specialized in and which didn’t get remotely near my DNA) Silver lining – the upside to any situation Golden touch – the touch of success in all things Black and White = when a situation is very clear Gray area = when a situation is unclear (Note to reader: Guess how you mix the color gray…mixing black and white pigments produces the color gray!)
Then there are non color specific phrases like:
Colorful character = An individual with many interesting traits Off color humor = humor that is risky or vulgar.
Did I miss any? See if you can add to the list!