10 Delicious Colors to Brighten Your Tuesday October 15, 2013 Melissa Tatge Color can be hard. It’s harder when we think about it too much (which we do, a lot). Instead of judging, how about just enjoy these 10 selections of rich and yummy color fields, courtesy of MentalFloss. Which speak to you and why? Amaranth. The pop of perennial in the garden. The imaginary flower that never fades. Coquelicot. This is our color. Another name for poppy. Falu. Or barn-red. Feels rich and powerful to me. Fulvous. (Yes, it’s a real color name.) A variation on buff, beige or butterscotch. Yummy! Glaucous. It’s not just a winning Words With Friends score. A dull-grey blue, or the powdery grey bloom on grapes. Mikado. Royal Japanese yellow. Rich and bold. Sarcoline. Or buff. Useful in so many ways. Smaragdine. The Pantone color of the year in 2013. Or emerald green. Always reminds me of Disney®. Wenge. My new favorite alternate to grey – more of a warm grey with copper undertones. Named after a wood used for furniture. Xanadu. Drab or dramatic? For rich backgrounds and staid undertones.