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Word Search: Colors of Paint (Contest)
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Kerry Jo!

Sometimes, I struggle for themes for puzzles. Today, I didn’t have to look far for an idea. I have three bottles of ink sitting on my desktop with the most interesting color names: Chicken Coop (which is a rusty color), Robin’s Egg (the teal blue), and Parrotfish Twinkle (the green). I experimented with those three inks last night to produce the bookmark above.

I had those ridiculously named colors then opened a palette I put together myself with some of my favorite Daniel Smith watercolors (all D.S., except for the ochre and the pale green) to come up with the rest of the colors for the puzzle. They’re ones I’ve been using the most often lately.

So, for the contest… For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, solve the puzzle, then tell me what fancy-named colors you love. (Okay, so I don’t care if it’s a fancy name or not.)

16 comments to “Word Search: Colors of Paint (Contest)”

  1. Debra Guyette
    · March 26th, 2024 at 6:42 am · Link

    I like sugar cookie.

  2. Charlene Whitehouse
    · March 26th, 2024 at 8:10 am · Link


  3. Pansy Petal
    · March 26th, 2024 at 9:33 am · Link

    My color pallet is in yarn. I am currently working with Peacock variegated. A lovely variety of peacock colors that make up beautifully. I now have a new favorite sweater of that color. Another color I recently used was Joshua Tree. An interesting yellow green. I found it surprisingly beautiful. Neon stripes and Wildflower a couple more favorites. Just the colors can inspire creativity.

  4. Courtney Kinder
    · March 26th, 2024 at 9:43 am · Link

    I love turquoise.

  5. Stacey Kinzebach
    · March 26th, 2024 at 11:35 am · Link

    I like your Robin’s Egg color.
    Thank you for the chance

  6. cindy
    · March 26th, 2024 at 11:40 am · Link

    When I was employed at McCrory’s 5 and 10 (northern partner to TGY in the south) one of my departments was sewing supplies and yarn. One of my favorite color threads was Peacock Blue. I also like Colbalt Blue oil color paint.

  7. Colleen C.
    · March 26th, 2024 at 12:57 pm · Link

    Shamrock green

  8. Beckie
    · March 26th, 2024 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Most of my paints are Windsor Newton with not unusual names: Prussian blue, ultramarine, Paynes gray, Burnt umber,

    Peacock green, shamrock,

    My favorites are the names that companies make up for paints. My daughter works in the paint depth at home depot, and the names, there, and ones brought to her from other places to make are really interesting. I will ask her and let you know some of them.

  9. Mary Preston
    · March 26th, 2024 at 4:27 pm · Link

    I have a Woodland Grey as a trim outside my home. In the right light it is a silvery green. The name makes me think of woodland elves.

  10. Jennifer Beyer
    · March 26th, 2024 at 6:46 pm · Link

    I love the color Dead Salmon.

  11. kerry jo
    · March 26th, 2024 at 10:24 pm · Link

    I love bright colors like Coral, Sunshine Yellow, Turquoise, green grass most of the time.. think beautiful tie dyed.

  12. BN
    · March 27th, 2024 at 12:16 am · Link

    robins egg

  13. Diane Sallans
    · March 29th, 2024 at 9:04 pm · Link

    I painted a few accent walls Razzle Dazzle Raspberry. From you list I’d go for PrussianBlue or RobinsEgg

  14. flchen
    · March 30th, 2024 at 1:11 am · Link

    Gotta admit that it cracks me up that there’s a color called Chicken Coop! While I do love a lot of the blues, I think our walls are much less colorful!

  15. Mary McCoy
    · March 31st, 2024 at 3:32 pm · Link

    Lampblack shows up twice in the puzzle lol. Smaragdine…. it is kind of a pastel emerald green… is my favorite.

  16. Katherine Anderson
    · April 1st, 2024 at 3:44 pm · Link

    I’ve always been obsessed with yellows, canary yellow, lemon yellow, bumblebee yellow, honey yellow…. Etc

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