What Color Was That? — Color Names and Their Subtle Nuances

Color Names Reds

You may have realized at this point that I am starting an online store. Hang in there. I figure at this rate I’ll have 50 items by year’s end. Just kidding. As I continue to work, I am discovering ways to make the process faster and easier. There is one aspect that was a hurdle for me — until this morning.

Color Names

Computer monitors are different, and matching colors perfectly between the real item and the photographed version is tricky at best. I rely heavily on the name of the color, but until now have been limited to such colorful (no pun intended) descriptions as light, medium and dark. I’m a writer, right? I should be able to do better.

My mornings generally start with of marketing research and studying every aspect of running reFresh Boutique. This morning found me doing the happy dance when, while searching for something altogether different, I stumbled across a wonderfully executed image of color blocks with color names. Thank you, True Blue, Me & You: DIY’s for Creatives.

So when you’re looking for the perfect word to describe a color give these a try.

Color Names WhitesColor Names YellowsColor Names RedsColor Names BluesColor Names Greens/BrownsColor Names Greys / Blacks

Belldini – Turquoise Short Sleeve Sweater

Short Sleeve Sweater by belldini

Belldini – Turquoise Short Sleeve Sweater with Beaded Zipper – Size Small – Like New

Short sleeve sweater with a ribbed detail that extends from hem to waist. The color is a medium turquoise. The most intriguing feature is the beaded zipper. Yes! The beads on the front are actually the zipper.

Short Sleeve Sweater by belldini


MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 32″

Shoulder: 14 1/2″

Waist:  30″

Hip:  30″ (Ribbed and stretches. But over stretching will adversely affect the look.

Length (From back neckline.): 22″

Sleeve Length:  N/A  Short


Note:  Colors. Monitors vary widely, so there may be some variation in color. The color is best noted in the description. 

Price Comparison: Based upon a percentage of original retail.

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Made in Italy – Cream Eyelet and Lace Blouse – Size Small – Gently Used

Cotton eyelet blouse, made in Italy

Made in Italy

Just the thought conjures up visions of sleek sports cars, shoes custom designed to fit very pointy feet, and elegant clothing.

This lovely blouse was purchased by a mother for her daughter while on a trip to Italy. She scoured the boutiques until she found just what she wanted with the “made in Italy” tag. The delicate cream color makes it suitable for all seasons and is ideal alone or under a jacket or sweater.

Cotton eyelet blouse, made in Italy

Features cap sleeves with delicate lace trim on sleeves and hem.

FABRIC: Although not labeled, I suspect it is cotton.

CARE:  Hand wash separately in cold water. Lay flat to dry. Do not twist or ring.

MANUFACTURED IN: Italy

MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 36″

Shoulder: 16″

Waist:  30″

Hip:  36″

Length (From back neckline.): 23″

Sleeve Length: Cap Sleeves

Note:  Colors. Monitors vary widely, so there may be some variation in color. The color is best noted in the description. 

Price comparison is based upon a percentage of the new, retail price.

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Just In! Like New Coat by Beta’s Choice. At a Thrift Store Near Me!

And it's at a thrift store near me!

Beta’s Choice – Brown, Textured Coat – Size Small/Petite – Like New

Can I find beautiful, like-new clothing at a thrift store near me? Absolutely! Take a peek inside reFresh Boutique.

This BETA’s Choice coat features a strong hook & eye front closure.  The collar is the key feature on this sweet item. It stands up to protect the back of the neck and has a drawstring that allows you to pull it tightly about your neck. It is a lovely addition to this already beautiful coat. The wide cuff sleeves are another nice detail.

Texture is the word here.Light plays off the textures to create a range of colors from light to cocoa brown.

And it's at a thrift store near me!

And it’s at a thrift store near me?  Yes!

Measurements:

  • Chest: 44″
  • Shoulders: 17″
  • Length: 29″
  • Sleeve Length: 16 1/2″
  • Waist: 44″
  • Hips: 48″

 

 

FABRICS

Shell: 100% Mod Acrylic

Lining: 100% Polyester

Care; Machine Wash – Hang to Dry

Note:  Colors. Monitors vary widely, so there may be some variation in color.

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Nearly 100 New Women’s Clothing Items Added in the Past Two Days

Women's Clothing with Style

Women’s Clothing in Sizes Most of us Wear

We recently received a gorgeous collection in sizes 14 – 1X that includes party/evening dresses as well as casual tops, skirts, jackets and pants. These gowns above are just an sample.

It’s always fun to get in a supply of beautiful women’s clothing at reFresh Boutique. The flurry to sort, clean, steam and price is a Zen process for me. I am a tactile person and embrace colors and their effect upon us — blue and greens and the calmness they imbue, reds and oranges for their warmth and energy. You’ll find a wide array of colors and styles in a range of sizes from 0 – 3X.

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Countin’ the Beans

Often people ask me if there’s anything new on the floor. I can personally attest to and account for the fact that indeed 576 new pieces have come to call reFresh their temporary home in just the last 30 days.

I figure if I'm going to count beans, they may as well be jelly beans.
I figure if I’m going to count beans, they may as well be jelly beans.

It’s not often that you find an artsy fartsy type like me that loves numbers too. Well, accounting at any rate. You can hear me screaming “YIPPEE” into the next block when my checkbook balances. I can got lost in the act of analyzing numbers and what they mean to my business as easily as I can in one of my digital art pieces.