Color Inspiration from Book Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Titles That Sound like Crayola Crayon Colors.

If you aren’t familiar with the latest crayon colors, you can take a look at a fun list here.

It took some thinking but I came up with a few titles that I think could be Crayola crayon colors, below, in no particular order…

  1. Glimmer As You Can by Danielle Martin. I see this as being a soft lilac with hints of violet.
  2. Love is a Revolution by RenΓ©e Watson. A bold title like this makes me think of a strong magenta.
  3. Touch of Red (Tracers #12) by Laura Griffin. This makes me think of a light orange with (you guessed it!) a touch of red.
  4. Stone Cold Heart (Tracers #13) by Laura Griffin. I’m thinking this would be either a shade of gray to reference stones or a deep blue to represent coldness.
  5. Snapdragon by Kat Leyh. I see this one as being a bright, springtime green.
  6. One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London. This bold title makes me think of a vivid, striking purple.
  7. Original Fire by Louise Erdrich. I see this as being a familiar orange like a sunset.
  8. Desert Heat (Joanna Brady #1) by J.A. Jance. This would be a sandy brown reminiscent of the Arizona desert.
  9. Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty. The word guilty makes me think of indulgence which for some reason brings to mind shades of raspberry.
  10. Stargazing by Jen Wang. Although the cover of this graphic novel is orange, I see it inspiring a dark midnight blue reminiscent of the night sky.

While this post brought back many memories of using crayons (my favorite childhood colors were cornflower, cerulean, sepia, and dandelion) it also made me think of nail polish colors and how they always seem to fit whatever mood they are designed to inspire.

What are some other book titles that you think sound like Crayola crayon colors? Tell me in the comments or drop a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out!

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