Sunday, February 8, 2009

Naming colours? Too hard.

You may imagine, as we are three headstrong women running a business together, we'd encounter frequent butting of heads, however this just isn't the case! We get on extremely well, have heaps of fun and rarely disagree on anything... that is until it comes to the naming of our colour's - geez, what a headache!!

At times we seem almost incapable of agreeing on appropriate names, (though some are much easier than others) and have spent stupidly large amounts of time trying to convince each other that our idea for a name is the better one for this, this and this reason!

Lara is the romantic one, she likes names that sound pretty but aren't too abstract; Bee is the prudent one, wanting non fussy names that explain the exact colour (the most recent in-house controversy has been over a greenish yellowy gold kind of colour - which could end up being named after the plant, "honeysuckle" but the jury is still out); and me the kooky one, I like names that are accurate but descriptive and easy enough to remember!!

So when my dear friend Nathan came up to visit us just before Chrissy, and we of course headed up to the studio to play with some inks! We printed some t-shirts for funs (and no, we're not going to do this commercially) and he chose to mix a rather beautiful colour, referred to around the studio as Nathan's Blue, and made this:
Love the print, Nay!

but of course once we decided to print with it, the unavoidable colour naming 'discussions' ensued...

Anyway, so here's a couple of this weeks latest prints - Wrens and Sumor in Nathan's Blue /Deep Sea/..? on cotton/linen blendWill be up in the shop in a week or so!

10 comments:

Nathan said...

I like Nathan's blue...makes it's sound awesome. And blue.

Rosalind said...

Nathan's blue would be unique name... and you would all know exactly which shade it is!!

pmthreads said...

Well, I vote for deep sea or something similar. I like the name to give an idea of the color.

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

ha! i struggle with this, too! and i'm only arguing with myself. i have a paint fandex (from a former life) and i use that to help!

just looking up this color in the fandex and here are some names:
blue jewel, havasu (which is a stunning lake), brilliant sea, riviera paradise, lagoon....

mizu designs said...

Go with Nathan's blue. There's no way you'd forget where it comes from and it would be unique.

Karen L R said...

My package arrived this weekend, and the birch fabric is just lovely! Thank you so much for your craftswomanship...it's a great thing in this crazy world.

Anonymous said...

go with nathan's blue..... go on...
jo

Imprint Serigrafia said...

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my poppet said...

You think you've got problems - try naming a baby!!!

ink and spindle said...

Valid point, Cintia! Thanks for putting it in to perspective for us - a baby is much harder!

And thanks to everyone who voted on the name - we're still not decided...

Daisy I love those names, so I'm totally stealing Lagoon for the new colourway Larz and I printed Antique Keys in! Coming soon...
xx Teegs