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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 15, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Writing Colors - Mustard

Happy Hump Day!
Welcome back to the A to Z Challenge!

(You can probably skip this next paragraph, if you've been following me lol.)

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: Mustard

A tasty little color, isn't it? Yellow is a complex color, as we saw with Gamboge. The shades can range from having a green hue to an orange hue. I'd say this is a cooler yellow than most and probably falls in the middle just before getting to the greener shades. When you say mustard, however, people tend to know what color yellow you mean. Unless you say brown mustard or something (but who does that?).

Sidenote: When I reached "M" my first thought was marigold, but then I realized it's a flower, not necessarily a color. *sigh*


  1. I wonder if my dislike of any shade of yellow and actual mustard are somehow related...

  2. It is a nice yellow, but incredibly hard to pair with another color... :D Tasty, though!

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  3. I was thinking this would be an ugly color, but it's not so bad.

  4. That's a good point about people understanding what color mustard is. I'm not a fan of most yellows but my husband is a painter so once in a while he finds one I like.

  5. For some reason I prefer Dijon Mustard than regular mustard, but that's only when I make crab cakes!

    Look what you're doing to us, Debs, we're all getting hungry - in medieval Hungary, even :)

  6. Not crazy about mustard. It's not as vibrant as I like them.