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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tale of Two Colors

Yesterday evening a friend pointed out a young woman (Anna) who was remarkably immersed in shades of blue/turquoise/aqua - aqua shirt, turquoise sweatshirt, blue sneakers, light blue/aqua beverage container and blue-green on her cigarette pack. Her friend also had her own blue-green accents and beverage. While deciding whether or not this was a blog worthy event (I am a big fan of turquoise & aqua so objectivity was a problem), to our amazement along came a yellow-themed woman (Rachael) - golden blond hair, yellow shirt, yellow accented sneakers which also had blue accents matching Anna's (not to mention a hot pink phone and matching trim on her sneaker tongues). This color event was too unique to pass up - I asked if they would mind posing together and they obliged. Anna and Rachael are both NYU students. Hoping to get the shade descriptions right, I spent a little time this morning reviewing the differences between turquoise, aqua, aquamarine, teal, peacock, cyan, cerulean, azure ...

9 comments:

gila said...

I love your blog, and checking out your insights and view of NYC just makes my day. Thank you.

Brian said...

gila;
Wow! Thanks - your comments make my day!
Brian

Prokur said...

Blond girl is quite good-looking :) is she russian ? :)

Jilly said...

I love turquoise too. Funnily enough I posted today on the colour colour.

http://menton-daily-photo.blogspot.com

Don't ask me the difference in some of these colours either - turquoise, aquamarine, .....

Merisi said...

*smile*
I love this post (and my daily dose of NY photos from you, thank you!).
Would you like to dig further into colors? Victoria FINLAY's "Color" is a very delight- and insightful read. :-)
I have noticed that my blog keeps me on my toes more often than one would think, as far as language skills are concerned (I am tempted to say that English is not my first language, but then again, I am not so sure anymore if I know my first one better *g*).

An Honest Man said...

The eclectic nature of your blog is amazing, but don't spend too much time on reviewing colours. My wife and I can never agree what is blue/green and what is green/blue, so I reckon all of us will see slightly different shades anyway.

I'm only glad Anna's hair wasn't blue as well!

Brian said...

Nice to know there is a fan base for turquoise/aqua.
Brian

lynn said...

TEXT AND THE CITY??

Merisi said...

There is a fan base for Brian's New York!!!!!
Says Merisi in Vienna ... :-)