20+ Quotes About Colors

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The wide variety of colors brings beauty to the world and an aesthetic appeal to art and design. Here are 20+ inspiring color quotes and quotes about color.

Quotes About Colors
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“Colors are the smiles of nature.” – Leigh Hunt

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way–things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keefe

“In general, therefore, color is a means of exerting a direct influence upon the soul. Color is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many strings. The artist is the hand that purposefully sets the soul vibrating by means of this or that key.” – Vassily Kandinsky

“Painting dissolves the forms at its command … it melts them into color.” – Alexander Eliot

“Color is a sort of mid-point between pure light and pure darkness.” – Nathan Cabot Hale

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“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” – Claude Monet

“I think the names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it’s at its most powerful.” – A.S. Byatt

“For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away … the color of where you can never go.” – Rebecca Solnit

“Strong, hard colors are like a shout: arresting, exciting, occasionally overpowering or jarring. Lacquer red, shocking pink, chrome yellow, orange, acid green, sharp turquoise, magenta, purple can be wonderful. But they can drown out a person.” – Enid A. Haupt

“Color should be used to depict the three major emotions in a man’s life—anticipation, realization and retrospection.” – Ernest Lawson

“A world without color would definitely be a dull place. Black-and-white photography is a fun exercise in aesthetics, but imagine if one day we all woke up to find flowers that were only shades of gray! Or fall color that was as hue-less as rainy-day clouds.” – Rob Sheppard

“Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.” – Pierre Bonnard

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“Color is only beautiful when it means something.” – Robert Henri

“Life is about using the whole box of crayons.” – RuPaul

“Colors are like music to me. I can hear them singing. I’ll bet if God struck me deaf and blind this very moment I’d go right on hearing the music of colors, and seeing them behind my eyes.” – V.C. Andrews

“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. Just as one can never learn how to paint.” – Pablo Picasso

“We would have difficulty in imagining a world without color, a world of white, and gray, and black forms. When we look at ordinary photographs we see this neutral sort of world, but even then we do not realize the full experience of grayness that living in a really colorless world would give us, because our minds are full of memories of the actual hues of nature, the greens of foliage, the blues of the sky. Therefore, when we look at a photograph these memories are awakened and promptly associate themselves with the gray forms of the print, and impart to them a feeling of color borrowed from our past experiences.” – Walter Sargent

“Coloring outside the lines is a fine art.” – Kim Nance

“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” – Coco Chanel

“All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul — when you look at it, it’s looking back at you.” – Uniek Swain

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