Welcome to our celebration of unique colors: names, illustrations and pictures, and descriptions galore, so you can live your more happily colorful life (or colourful life, if you’re British)! Maybe you’re exploring these for fashion, or graphic design, or home decor, or hair or nail colors — or perhaps seeking an exciting baby name — but whatever your aim, you’ve come to the right place.
As background, my name is Lillie, and I’m an artist and teacher who delights in doing hands-on investigations of every shade of the rainbow… and beyond. In this list, you’ll see just how wild art can get.
Let’s start this round-up by defining the term “unique,” since I am an English teacher, too. The word unique means: Different, special, one-of-a-kind, unusual, or remarkable. Something that is unique makes you squeal, “Ooh, I haven’t seen something like that before!”
What Makes These Colors Unique?
What, therefore, would constitute a “unique COLOR?” Well, unique colors are ones that you don’t see or hear about every day. We’re not talking about the red, yellow, and blue primary colors here.
Nor are we discussing the secondary colors like purple or orange. No — a unique color has a twist to it that make you gasp a little with delight. It’s thrillingly fresh, and may have a color name that’s equally “out there.”
Here’s an example: Midnight purple is a unique super-deep shade of purple. It’s not plain old purple, nor is it midnight blue (the dark night sky shade that most of us are familiar with). Isn’t that cool? Let’s see what other surprises are in store for us…
Unique Colors, in Sum
I hope this exploration of unique colors — names, descriptions, and illustrations included — has introduced you to some truly special shades, from fuchsia pink color to mint. Which of the colors on this list is YOUR favorite, and why?
I’m particularly partial to viridian color, myself! What else should I add to this list? Do share…
Want more? Check out my round-up of the specific niche of bright colors!
The author and artist, Lillie Marshall, is a National Board Certified Teacher of English who has been a public school educator since 2003, and an experienced Reiki practitioner since 2018. All art on this site is original and hand-drawn by Lillie. She launched DrawingsOf.com Educational Cartoons in 2020, building upon the success of her other sites, AroundTheWorldL.com (established 2009), TeachingTraveling.com (founded 2010), and ReikiColors.com. Subscribe to Lillie’s monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media to stay connected!