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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).

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Writing Colors - Raw Umber

Welcome to Week 4 of the A to Z Challenge!

This year, I have been 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: Raw Umber.

This is a rich, tasty color. "Brown" sometimes is just not enough, and there are many ways to go, from a light, golden brown, to this dark, cool tone. I don't know if you would ever describe a person as having raw umber skin, but maybe dark umber would suffice. Umber is a pretty word to me. :)

What do you think?


  1. What a gorgeous color! And I agree, umber is a pretty word.

  2. I have never heard of this one. For browns I've used words like nutmeg, cinnamon, mahogany, coffee, chestnut, amber, whiskey, and even peanut butter to describe the color. :)

  3. I love the word and the color. Just before Christmas I stained the kids bathroom cabinet a color very similar to this. I don't think I'd use it to describe skin tone, since it would probably confuse most, but I definitely would use it as the name of a character.

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