From Alpine Green to Cherry Bomb: The Art of Colour Naming

Megan Ng
4 min readFeb 15, 2023

My interest was piqued when I was reading Ant Design Documentation. They refer to different shades of blue as ‘Geek Blue’ and ‘Daybreak Blue’. It made me wonder how people decide what to call a colour..?

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Everyone knows colours evoke emotions. From feelings of happiness, excitement, and calmness…