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Ridiculously named colour palettes will make you smile

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If you're in need of a little light relief, and some colour inspiration, then we've got just the website for you. Colors.lol collates together some beautiful colour palettes with some pretty funny adjectives, resulting in a list of 'overly descriptive colour palettes'.

It's a bit like when you're browsing the paint colours available from some of the more expensive brands, but better. Our current favourite colour names include: scrappy lipstick, unstatesmanlike reddish grey and unrelished sunflower. There's also horn-mad fawn (we don't know, either). 

Apart from having a giggle at the colours, you can get the Hex codes of any you like, and filter your results by colour. If you want even more colour in your life, then don't miss our guide to colour theory

color.lol overly descriptive colour palettes

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Colors.lol (opens in new tab) was created by UX developer Adam Fuhrer (opens in new tab). Fuher created the project by hand-selecting randomly generated colours from the Twitter bot @colorschemez (opens in new tab) and then matching them with an adjective from a list of over 20,000 words. We wonder if this is how the people at Farrow & Ball work out their paint colour names, too. 

Fuher has previously done some other cool projects, such as visualising every Pantone Colour of the Year and generating glitch art.

We like this new one best, though. It's a welcome distraction for us at the moment, and we're currently relishing the prospect of including all these names in a mood board

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Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Acting Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she now takes care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves ours readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.