As we know, a thesaurus lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning. In the past I have entertained you with interesting taxonomies, so know that I am equally excited to share this unique thesaurus, called the Color Thesaurus, with you. In the world of taxonomies, it may have its downfalls, for instance, the shortcomings of depending on the statistics of letter matches to determine the intent of a search string.

However, from an artistic standpoint, this thesaurus makes me happy, because not only do you find similar colors, you find the antonyms or the opposite colors, which are always the most flattering when demonstrated together in art, clothing, jewelry, etc.

Now I know that if I use sour apple in an art piece, vermillion would be complementary. This may not be life changing, but it is a reference I will bookmark.

Melody K. Smith

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