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:


elegant; crisp linens; pearls; primer; canvas; milk and cookies; Heaven - AKUA


smile-inducing; dainty; spunky; silk ribbons; pop!; strawberry milk; peony; To My Love - Bomba Estéreo (Tainy Remix)


jubilant; zing!; electric; tart; flushed cheeks; hibiscus; rhubarb; Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club


rich; smooth; complementary; bananarama; salted/unsalted; Binz - Solange

Sour Apple

stimulating; chlorophyll; potentially poisonous; pucker up; Medusa; luna moth; Kermit; Cintia - Pipilotti Rist


deep; umami; mysterious; forest floor; velvet cushions; Forevertime Journeys - Naran Ratan


nostalgic; secret storm; Canadian tuxedo; indigo; dawn; Look at Me - Sean Nicholas Savage


restful; equestrian; nose in a book; brown sugar cube; baskets; orange mocha Frappuccino; A Horse With No Name - America


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


balancing; a prism bouncing light; fluidity; icicles; a breath of fresh air; intuition; The Space Between - Joanna Brouk


stimulating; ruby gems; cherry candy; ignites passion; The Practice of Love - Jenny Hval (feat. Laura Jean and Vivian Wang)


uplifting; juicy punch; youthful; bougainvillea in bloom; Confessions - Jitwam


sweetening; friendship; grenadine; whispers; cabbage roses; Pink in the Night - Mitski


energizing; fizzy soda; flames; golden hour; I'm on Fire - Chromatics


mellowing; honey; beams of sunshine; smiley face; Honeyeater - Sing Leaf


grounding; Emerald City; forest bathing; growth; inspires envy; jade; green flash at sunset; four-leaf clover; Green Arrow - Yo La Tengo


cooling; glaciers; a tall drink of water; the tinkle of wind chimes; Orinoco Flow - Enya


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


hypnotizing; meditative; a sense of adventure; royalty; violet hour; Iris - Hercules and Love Affair


inspiring; mystery; adds contrast to bright colours; moonlight; city skyline; Bloody Shadows from Afar - Lena Platonos