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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).

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Writing Colors - Puce

It's Friday! But it's also April, and that means, 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; why not take a look at them?

Today's color is: Puce.

(Note to self: puce is apparently French for "flea". Do not image-Google it again.)

I. Love. Puce. Pink is one of my favorite colors anyway, but this one is so cool and a little less aggressive (people REALLY hate pink!). I used puce once to describe the lip color of one of my characters in a short story. I think it provided the image I was going for...though the story didn't go anywhere. Anyway, puce has a lot of blue in it, which is what makes it a milder color on the pink spectrum.


  1. For some reason I thought puce was blue. LOL. Glad to find out now before I mistakenly used it in my writing!

  2. I love these darker shades of pink! Very elegant :)

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  3. I had no idea that was puce. i thought it was sort of army greenish gray :O

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