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I'm Deborah. I'm a writer, currently seeking representation/publication for my YA Fantasy Fractured Princess

I love to play Final Fantasy games and Shattered Pixel Dungeon. I also enjoy the many ins and outs of music (I'm a chorus geek).

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Writing Colors - Gamboge

Hi there. :) Welcome back to the A to Z Challenge!

This year, I am providing different colors for descriptive purposes in writing using the website Color-ize to look at an alphabetical list of colors that we can use instead of using the same basic colors we know off the top of our heads. One color can come in so many shades, so why not take a look at them? :)

Today's color is: Gamboge

Okay, I've never heard of this color, and if you use it in a story, more power to you. It actually reminds me of goldenrod, which also starts with G, so win-win! It's a beautiful color, and the name gamboge actually reminds me of Africa for some reason. Probably because of Gambia. It's not quite orange, not quite yellow (and actually, this is probably a half-shade darker than a "yellow" school bus), and it's a fairly cool tone. Wheat fields, sunset...that's what comes to mind.


  1. I'd heard the term 'gamboge' and wondered what it meant. In the context, if I recall correctly, it was a color. Naturally, I had to look it up. A pigment that comes from a tree in Cambodia. Resin. And they use it to dye cloth. Your topic is, at first blush, simple, but it takes me in many interesting places!

    1. AH!! So now it makes even more sense! Cambodia - gamboge. Thanks, Diana!! :D

  2. I've never heard of gamboge before. Neat! :D

  3. I had never heard of this color!

  4. This is a neat idea to do for your theme! I've never heard of this color either. It is like goldenrod with maybe a hint more of orange, I do like it! Thanks for sharing it! If you have time you should stop by and check out my G post.

  5. I never heard of this color either and thank you to your first commenter for telling us where it came from. It's more orange than mustard.

  6. Gamboge... It could be the name of a crusty old detective or a young student making her way in the world :)

    PS: I absolutely agree... G is also for Grace :)