Friday, March 06, 2009

What colour is this?

When I add new journals to my Etsy shop, I try to include colour descriptors that are meaningful, using words that might help people envision the colours accurately in spite of the unreliability of computer monitors around the world. So the leather isn't just brown, it is dark chocolate. Or it is not just green, it is jade. That sort of thing. Now. I have this leather. It is kinda beige or maybe sand. But it has darker areas. It is sorta distressed but not really. I can't think of any clever colour descriptors. What do you think?

25 comments:

PrairiePeasant said...

It reminds me of a root beer float!

Tita Moma said...

My suggestion is not as appealing as a root beer float! But, my first thought was "mottled brown."

Shelter Bookworks said...

Maybe Cocoa?

Dolores said...

I like mottled brown since it really isn't taupe which was my first descriptor.

Pegg said...

mottled camel brown...

Rhonda said...

Thanks! Hmmm. Someone also suggested Butter Brickle...

Rnormfoto said...

'Sahara' :)

Emms said...

fawn? bambi?

or, chocolate milk?

Sue B said...

looks like light mocha distressed leather to me.

Anonymous said...

The best colours have no names.

DeadpanAlley said...

How about Cafe Au Lait?

Lovely books.

-Liese

Maria said...

Hi Rhonda,

First thing that came to my mind when I looked at this was espresso with milk, or espresso macchiato.

Beautiful journal!

Rhonda said...

Wow, and I couldn't think of anything! Now I have to make a decision...

Shelter Bookworks said...

Oooh! I have one more--Walnut!!

Rhonda said...

thanks everbody!
i just added "espresso macchiato" to the title of a book in my shop, thanks maria! see here.

I also like butter brickle, and mottled, and sahara, and walnut, and cafe au lait... there will be more books I will use them all!

moreidlethoughts said...

Long ago I bought a pair of shoes described as "antigue camel." Then my mother bought a pair which looked exactly the same, but were called "old sirocco."
For what it's worth, the shade was pretty close to your leather!

LynnSF said...

I would suggest tree bark.

Rhonda said...

oh those are good suggestions too, thanks!

Bonny said...

Actually, have you ever eaten the Italian desert called Tiramisiu? It's made with Ladyfinger cookies soaked in coffee flavoured liqueor, and the cream is light coffee coloured with a dusting of cocoa powder. The whole creamy mixture, like a soft pudding, looks exactly like your leather!! Tiramisiu Leather.

RovingWeaver said...

I love what you went with, and all the other suggestions! It does remind me of the iced caramel macchiato from starbucks, once it starts to settle a bit - the streaks of coffee going down into the milk... my FIRST thought, though, was a coffee dunked crocodile! :-)

Sheila said...

where do you get your leathers for your books?

Anne MacKinnon said...

shadowed mushroom

Rhonda said...

i like the sound of old sirocco. oh Tiramisiu, yes! iced caramel macchiato... and of course mushroom... wow, i couldn't think of anything now look at all the options!

Woo said...

Strangley enough i would call it... SNAKE SKIN

Rhonda said...

hehe, snake skin coloured sheep skin... that could get confusing :)