If You Can Name All of These Colors, You Can Fake Your Way As a Fashion Designer

By: Monica Lee

If You Can Name All of These Colors, You Can Fake Your Way As a Fashion Designer
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About This Quiz

Are you dying (pun intended) to know what colors will be on-trend for the rest of summer and this coming fall and winter season? Then welcome fashionistas to the quiz that will have you blowing on your lavender fingernails and polishing them on your sky-blue jacket. 

You've probably been wearing all nuances from lavender to pink this summer. And once the weather gets cooler, the fashion gurus predict a warm dip into earth colors, from luxurious browns to golden yellows and rusty oranges. Naturally, there will be soft touches, like a peachy pink for an accent of femininity.

As a trendsetter, you know that fashion never stands still. And as the weather gets even chillier you’ll find more daring trends of color that will break the earthen landscape. From orange-based hues to strong violets to amber-reds and vivid greens. These colors will direct the eye to the most attractive areas of the body, provide movement and allow a stop-and-stare moment for entrances. 

Now it’s your turn. Take a cat walk into this quiz with the utmost confidence. Find out if you have the know-how to fake it as a fashion designer. You'll do great, you're golden! (Metallic that is, not matte.) 

Icy Blue We'll start this quiz with the Blue Family and see how well you do. What is this color?
Icy Blue
This very light blue color looks good on people with dark complexions. However if you have a light complexion, beware, this color can make you look washed out.
Powder Blue
Sky Blue
Prussian Blue

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Sky Blue This color is easy on the eye. What is it?
Powder Blue
Prussian Blue
Sky Blue
Sky blue is a rich, light blue that looks sharp against white pin stripes, white pants or a white skirt.
Blue Bell

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Prussian Blue This color has a history, what is the name of this color?
Prussian Blue
The Prussian army uniform coats were dyed this color in the 18th century.
Powder Blue
Blue Bell
Periwinkle Blue

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Powder Blue Don't get the blues if these blues are getting hard to identify. What is the name of this color?
Powder Blue
This light pastel blue is called Powder Blue and plays well with other pastels. Perfect for summer.
Blue Bell
Periwinkle Blue
French Navy

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Periwinkle Blue All of these Blues have some Purple in them. Which one contains the least amount of purple?
Blue Bell
Periwinkle Blue
Periwinkle has a hint of purple mixed with the blue. Since yellow is a complimentary color to purple, use a yellow scarf or other accessories to complete your look.
Blue Iris
Indigo

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Electric Blue This one will wake you up. What color is it?
Electric Blue
It's a shock to the eyes, but Electric Blue really makes you stand out in an outfit. Wear it to grab the spotlight.
Steel Blue
Cobalt Blue
Blue Bell

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Forest Green Enough of the Blues! Here's a Green that will catch your eye. What is it?
Forest Green
This is the color of what a forest looks like from above, as from an airplane. It's a dark, lush color.
Sage Green
Mint Green
Olive Green

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Emerald Green This is a rich color indeed. What is its name?
Sage Green
Emerald Green
Emerald is a brilliant, deep green, like the gemstone from which it takes its name.
Mint Green
Olive Green

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Pistachio Green This green color has a hint of yellow in it. What is it?
Sage Green
Mint Green
Jade Green
Pistachio Green
This Pistachio Green color is a great background for any print or pattern. It's subtle yet presents well in any type of clothing.

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Khaki It's easy to recognize this color. What is it?
Jade
Khaki
Khaki is a color that has been used by many armies around the world for uniforms and for camouflage.
Apple Green
Mint Green

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Lemon Green Another green that can be inspiring. What color is it?
Lemon Green
Lemon Green is a bright, beautiful color, but make sure your skin tone can pull it off. If your skin has a greenish undertone, this color is not for you.
Sea Green
Sage Green
Olive Green

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Sage Green
Named after the color of dried sage leaves, this hue is used to spice up any earth-tone wardrobe.
Apple Green
Sea Green
Ocean Green

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Turquoise Okay, it's not Green ... but a Blue-Green combo. What color is this?
Turquoise
The word turquoise comes from the French for Turkish, as the gem was originally imported from Turkey. Now you know.
Teal
Sea Foam Green
Peacock Blue

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Teal Another popular color in fashion. What is it?
Aquamarine
Teal
Not just for fashion, but teal is found in indoor and outdoor paint, furnishings and more. It's a versatile color that seems to go with everything.
Sea Foam Green
Peacock Blue

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Caramel Okay, back to basics like Browns. What tasty color is this?
Chocolate
Coffee
Cinnamon
Caramel
Yum. These colors are delicious. Make sure you don't have the same skin tone as the fabric, then you don't have to be worried about being swallowed up by your ensemble.

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Coffee
The color Coffee is not as yellow as Caramel, and not as orange as Cinnamon. And it has a richer and creamier look than Tobacco.
Nutmeg
Chocolate
Cinnamon

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Nutmeg
Chocolate
Cinnamon
Tobacco
This color is very distinguished and provides a reserved and dignified look to your outfit.

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Copper Sometimes metallics are in, sometimes they're out. What color is this?
Copper
Cooper is a reddish-brown color which does not have to have a metallic sheen. However when it is metallic, it can still be subtle unlike silver or gold.
Chocolate
Cinnamon
Bronze

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Peanut I hope you're not allergic to this color. What is it?
Bronze
Chocolate
Cinnamon
Peanut
This smooth and creamy color looks good as an accent to bright ensembles.

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Cream White has a color chart all of its own. What color is this?
Egg Shell White
Cream
Cream offers a yellow tone to the color white, and mellows the formal, crisp white look.
Ivory
Ghost White

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Ghost White What color is the lightest white among these choices?
Ivory
Egg Shell White
Ghost White
White in all its variations denotes innocence and purity. This ghost white color comes closest to pure white with a very light blue tinge.
Off White

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Alabaster One more white question. What is the name of this color?
Alabaster
Alabaster is a warm white with a pinkish tone. Unless you put this color next to other white colors, it can be very hard to distinguish the difference in tone.
Egg Shell White
Ivory
Off White

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Soft Beige
Rose Beige
Wheat
Mushroom
The Mushroom color has a nice earthen tone that works beautifully along with Sage and Pumpkin.

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Soft Beige Knowing the different beiges really shows off your fashionista sense. What color is this?
Soft Beige
If you were tricked up by Soft Beige and Sand Dollar, it's understandable. Soft Beige is a shade lighter than Sand Dollar.
Wheat
Rose Beige
Sand Dollar

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Champagne You'll want to celebrate getting this color correctly, which one is it?
Sand Dollar
Rose Beige
Champagne
Champagne is an interesting color in that it can make other colors "pop", as well as the person who is wearing it as a singular color.
Wheat

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Rose Beige Last Beige question. What is the color in the image?
Rose Beige
Rose Beige is the darkest beige before you get to brown. Interestingly enough, Wikipedia categorizes beige as a variation of white. However in fashion, it has a dimension all its own.
Wheat
Sand Dollar
Champagne

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Electric Yellow Enough of boring Beige, let's get to uplifting Yellows. What color is this?
Electric Yellow
Yellow is an energizing color. Think of the stimulating effect of the yellow sunflowers in the famous Vincent Van Gogh painting.
Honeysuckle Yellow
Corn Yellow
Gold

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Honeysuckle Yellow What flower comes to mind when you see this color. What is its name?
Lemon Yellow
Honeysuckle Yellow
You may to be a nature person to know this color as Honeysuckle Yellow. As an aside, this color was the Pantone Color of the Year in 2011.
Golden Poppy
Corn Yellow

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Mustard What does this Yellow color remind you of?
Mustard
Mustard has a rich, creamy look. Make sure it's a bright mustard if you pair it with black. Together, they look excellent on anyone.
Golden Poppy
Corn Yellow
Lemon Yellow

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Neon Yellow With this color, everyone knows you've entered the room. What color is it?
Corn Yellow
Golden Poppy
Neon Yellow
Actually, Neon Yellow is usually worn by construction workers and motorcycle riders, anyone who really needs to be seen.
Lemon Yellow

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Tomato Red Ready to tackle reds? What color is this?
Tomato Red
The color red can literally accelerate your heartbeat. This stimulating color is used in fashion, fast foods and advertising to get people to pay attention or warn them.
Coral Red
Plum Red
Burgundy

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Burgundy Ah, this color can bring color to your cheeks, what is it?
Burgundy
Burgundy is a favorite among red colors and goes well with a variety of gray tones. It is a deep red wine color. And if you drink enough burgundy you'll look a bit flushed.
Cardinal Red
Plum Red
Coral Red

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Cardinal Red Here's a strong red color, what's its name?
Cardinal Red
Cardinal is a similar but a more vivid red than Burgundy. It has a lighter shade of purple in it.
Plum Red
Coral Red
Rust

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Terracotta Red
The 2018 Fall/Winter fashion season will see plenty of earthen colors, like Terracotta Red. This is perfect for accents while complimenting the earth-tone palette.
Indian Red
Hibiscus
Coral Red

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Rust This red has a bit of brown in it. What color is it?
Hibiscus
Rust
Color combinations like white, black, lilac, navy, and turquoise pair well with rust. Wear it to look like a true Parisian.
Indian Red
Coral Red

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Crimson A color that pops with pizzazz. What is it?
Crimson
Crimson can seamlessly go from a complete showstopper to a colorful accent. This exciting shade of red pops up in all sorts of accessories.
Hibiscus
Indian Red
Coral Red

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Ultra Violet Moving away from red, you'll find this shade of purple ready to wear. What color is this?
Ultra Violet
You will see a lot of Ultra Violet because it's the color of the year for 2018. It a rich shade of purple that has a royal flair.
Eggplant
Deep Purple
Violet

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Violet This shade of purple may remind you of flowers. What color is it?
Deep Purple
Violet
Purple and Violet are shades that represent a peaceful, comforting environment as well as denote royalty and justice.
Eggplant
Plum

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Marsala This color has the look of a winner. Which color is it?
Lavendar
Radiant Orchard
Marsala
Marsala was the Pantone color of the year in 2015, leaving Radiant Orchard behind in a purple haze, as it was the winner in 2014.
Puce

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Black Your final question: What is this color that goes with everything?
Black
Everyone needs a little black dress. You'll be fashionable year in and out with the right one.
Charcoal Gray
Gunmetal Gray
Smoky Gray

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