Color Quiz: Which Palette is Which?

Color Quiz: Which Palette is Which?

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Janel Laban
Jul 28, 2010

Every year, the big paint companies come out with their color forecasts for the upcoming season. Sherwin Williams created these 4 distinctive color palettes to show off the hues they see as fashion forward for 2011. We thought we'd share them and have a little fun at the same time by turning it into a bit of a quiz:

Above are the 4 palettes, each marked with a number as 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Below are the 4 palette descriptions, as written by Sherwin Williams, marked A, B, C and D. Check them out and compare and then make your guesses as to which description matches which palette.

If you'd like to play along, put your answer below in the comments following this format. Example: 1C, 2A, 3D, 4B And, while we are at it, let us know, by number, which one is the most YOU! Example: Me = 1

Palette Descriptions:

A. Gentle Medley: fresh, airy, innocent. Hard times call for soft colors.
B: Purely Refined: elegant, tailored, understated. True luxury doesn't shout its presence with glitz, glamour and bling. It whispers, revealing its pedigree through clean, classic lines, exquisite tailoring and handcrafted heirloom quality.
C. Bold Invention: experimental, artsy, expressive. The city never sleeps. Neither do its colors.
D. Restless Nomad: sultry, exotic, primal. Thanks to the Internet, everyone now has a passport to wander the world, soaking up its flavors, images and colors, and stirring them into an eclectic global design stew.

We'll reveal the correct order tomorrow - hope you'll test your marketing lingo and color spotting prowess along with us!

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