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!