8 February 2010

There are very few yellows, compare the number of yellows to the number of blues or greens.... only 15 yellows!
Amber,  Yellow OchreGamboge, Topaz, Mustard,  - the dark yellows
Canary yellow,  Chrome yellow,  Golden,  Jonquil, Maize, Sunflower,  
Lemon; - the slightly greenish cool yellow
Cream, Naples Yellow,  - the whitish yellows
Saffron - the orange yellows
It's a tentative colour, barely there and difficult to use in decorating well. 
Add black to yellow and what have you got - GREEN!! 

Fifty Blues

I got the Blues
Napoleonic Blue
Air Force blue, Alice blue, Azure, Baby blue, Blue, Bondi blue, Brandeis blue, Cambridge Blue, Carolina blue, Ceil,
Aubusson Blue
Cerulean, Cobalt blue, Columbia blue, Cornflower blue, Cyan, Dark blue, Deep sky, blue Denim, Dodger blue, Duke blue,
Monet Blue - this was a colour I used to make
Egyptian blue, Electric blue, Eton blue, Federal Blue, Forget-me-not Blue, Glaucous, 
 Han blue, Iceberg, Indigo,
Greek Blue
 International Klein Blue, Iris, 
 Cornish Blue - 1 part Greek Blue to 8 parts Old White 
Louis Blue
Midnight blue, Majorelle blue, Maya blue, Midnight blue, Navy blue, Non-photo blue, Palatinate blue, Periwinkle, Persian blue, Powder blue,
Prussian blue, Royal blue, Sapphire, Sky blue, St. Patrick's blue, Steel blue, Teal, Tiffany Blue, Ultramarine, Yale Blue,

Goethe's Colour Triangle

Goethe found he prefered to arrange colour in the form of a triangle. It is arranged in some ways like the colour circle but I agree with Johann, the the triangle is good because you can isolate the groups more easily. I'm not sure if I agree with the names of each of the groupings - but it is easy to see the colour groups. How can yellow, orange and green be called 'serene' for goodness sake?! I find my taste goes to the 'serious', melancholic' and 'mighty', whatever the latter means.