This post title is a little misleading. I don’t know if either of us needs a signature color but the title gave me today’s post and I’m not one to let the slim chance that this is a good idea wither on the vine.
After yesterday’s post on Beyoncé and her latest quest to get her name into the public mainstream (yeah…I can’t figure that one out, either) 1pointperspective offered up a series of comments related to “if your name was a color swatch what would it be” that got me thinking:
What is a signature color and do I need one?
The only time I’ve heard people use the phrase signature color is for weddings. Remember the movie, Steel Magnolias, and how Julia Roberts’ character insisted that her signature colors for her wedding were “blush & bashful?” The men in the film thought her pinks were just that…pink. But women know there are subtle differences between shades of the same color hue. It’s one of the things that makes us so amazing. We can discern small differences not readily apparent to the male eye. And while that does make us amazing, it also can drive us bat-shit crazy.
Like when the guy does the laundry and folds the towels and you notice he’s folded them the wrong way. Or put the toilet paper on the wrong way. Or when he puts his shoes away…with the left and right opposite each other. Everyone knows that’s totally wrong.
What was I talking about? Ah, yes. Signature colors.
Anyway, 1PP (I hope it’s okay to go with the diminutive form of his name) suggested:
More people should go to the paint swatch displays at Home Depot instead of wasting valuable money on baby name books. Plus, you’ll save precious time deciding what color to paint the nursery.
This led me to reply:
Okay…you’ve got me all abuzz with the possibilities. New name for Blogdramedy??? And, please, base it on a premium paint brand color swatch. Because I’m so prime. *snort* Prime.
I slay me.
And that exchange of brilliance led to this:
You send the names and some copy and I’ll write some copy and combine your copy and my copy and then…hello? You still there???
Then he had to take a break to write a post for his blog. I guess he has his priorities. It would have been easier just to refer you to yesterday’s comment section but then I would have missed out on adding all these quotes to today’s post. A feature I don’t use often enough. So impactful. I’m impressed.
Anyway. Back to signature color.
I’m partial to turquoise. A blue turquoise. Not green. Blue…like this:
So, I’m hoping 1PP comes back with some swatches in this general color range. Otherwise I’ll have to hurt him bad.
It should make for an interesting post. If he remembers to add this to his to-do list. If not, I’ll pretend to be him (anyone got a pair of really big red shoes I can borrow…to get me in the mood) and pick some color names and amuse myself with picking out a new name and writing about it.
They say that the color your surround yourself with says a lot about you. I also like black. I’m not sure what that says about me other than it makes it easy to get dressed in the morning.
Red is supposed to bring energy. Yellow is cheery. Green is associated with envy. I’m not sure what Salmon is supposed to do…other than make you think fish.
So I’m thinking…yes I need a signature color. I hope it has a really cool name. Like “Scooter.” Which just happens to be the name of the color I painted the floor in our guest room. And while that is a really cool name, I won’t be changing this blog’s name to Scooter. I’m not a Scooter kind of girl. Vespa, yes. Scooter, no.
It’s a theoretical initiative only…I won’t actually change my name. How would anybody find me? But for fun…it’s sounds like a winner. In theory.
Do you have a signature color and if so…what is it and why?