Colour Glossary

Colour is the “language of dreams” (Gaugin), “an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft” (Matisse), and “a power which directly influences the soul” (Kandinsky). And for people with synesthesia—a perceptual phenomenon that crosses sensory experiences allowing you to hear numbers or see music—colours can have smells, tastes, sounds, and textures. Inspired by these colourful connections, we’re free-associating through all the senses in our Colour Glossary. Dive deep into the Corey Moranis palette:

Cream

elegant; crisp linens; pearls; primer; canvas; milk and cookies

Heaven - AKUA

Bubblegum

smile-inducing; dainty; spunky; silk ribbons; pop!; strawberry milk; peony

To My Love - Bomba Estéreo (Tainy Remix)

Raspberry

jubilant; zing!; electric; tart; flushed cheeks; hibiscus; rhubarb

Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club

Butter

rich; smooth; complementary; bananarama; salted/unsalted

Binz - Solange

Sour Apple

stimulating; chlorophyll; potentially poisonous; pucker up; Medusa; luna moth; Kermit

Cintia - Pipilotti Rist

Seaweed

deep; umami; mysterious; forest floor; velvet cushions

Forevertime Journeys - Naran Ratan

Blueberry

nostalgic; secret storm; Canadian tuxedo; indigo; dawn

Look at Me - Sean Nicholas Savage

Cappuccino

restful; equestrian; nose in a book; brown sugar cube; baskets; orange mocha Frappuccino

A Horse With No Name - America

Chocolate

delectable; polished wood; semi-sweet; dark roast; bears; pumpernickel bagels

Short Skirt / Long Jacket - Cake

Neon Pink

high jinks; spinel; lollipop; highlighter; motivating; the law of attraction; high vis; neon lights

The Way I Feel - Doss

Neon Orange

fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice; flamingos; coral; a drink with an umbrella in it

Intro / Tropical Plantarum - Sign Libra

Neon Green

magnetic attraction; absinthe; green light; bioluminescence; aurora borealis

Ageispolis - Aphex Twin

Clear

balancing; a prism bouncing light; fluidity; icicles; a breath of fresh air; intuition

The Space Between - Joanna Brouk

Red

stimulating; ruby gems; cherry candy; ignites passion

The Practice of Love - Jenny Hval (feat. Laura Jean and Vivian Wang)

Magenta

uplifting; juicy punch; youthful; bougainvillea in bloom

Confessions - Jitwam

Pink

sweetening; friendship; grenadine; whispers; cabbage roses

Pink in the Night - Mitski

Orange

energizing; fizzy soda; flames; golden hour

I'm on Fire - Chromatics

Yellow

mellowing; honey; beams of sunshine; smiley face

Honeyeater - Sing Leaf

Green

grounding; Emerald City; forest bathing; growth; inspires envy; jade; green flash at sunset; four-leaf clover

Green Arrow - Yo La Tengo

Turquoise

cooling; glaciers; a tall drink of water; the tinkle of wind chimes

Orinoco Flow - Enya

Blue

soothing; clear skies ahead; serenity; powder; mother of pearl

Rebecca’s Theme (Water) - A.R.T. Wilson

Dark Blue

healing; the sky changing colour in the evening, deep ocean

Into Clouds - Devandra Banhart, Noah Georgeson

Purple

hypnotizing; meditative; a sense of adventure; royalty; violet hour

Iris - Hercules and Love Affair

Smoke

inspiring; mystery; adds contrast to bright colours; moonlight; city skyline

Bloody Shadows from Afar - Lena Platonos