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Ode to Coffee Palette

How do I love thee, Coffee? Let me count the ways.

I covet thy bracing strength,

I crave thy comforting warmth,

I thrive on thine aroma of hope and possibilities…

My apologies to Mrs. Barrett Browning. I do so love a good cup of coffee, or three or four. I love it so much, I dedicated a whole Pinterest board to coffee. So when I ran across this picture (before having my morning coffee) it made me smile.Ode to coffee palette with shades of brown

One thing I love about coffee is its many nuances from bean to bean, and between different types of roasting processes. Naturally those nuances made me think of color.

Take brown, for instance. It’s brown, right? Well, yes, but it could be so many different flavors of brown from burnt sienna, to dark chocolate, to toasted coconut, to roasted hazelnut. (Can you tell it’s before breakfast too?)

Color people know that the basic colors names could never suffice to describe all the beautiful hues in nature. This is why you end up going to the paint store and asking for a gallon of “Exotic Parrot” instead of “Green.”

Non-color people either pull out their hair trying to make sense of the bazillion color choices when painting a room, or at the very least just laugh at us for our silliness.

So rather than describe the different tones of brown in this picture, I put it into a palette. Now we don’t have to come up with names, we can just bask in the glory of all those beautiful coffee beans.

You go ahead and bask, I’ll be in the kitchen making coffee.


Saturday 18th of July 2015

I would like to share three things in this comment:

(1) When I was a paperboy many moons ago, I did my route on a chestnut-colored Schwinn 10-speed.

(2) On my color-coded technical blog, I use brown to denote values of all types (strings, numbers, booleans).

(3) I drink the hot, black liquid every day of my life.


Tuesday 21st of July 2015

Who would have thought that humble brown could play such an important role in life?!


Monday 13th of July 2015

Meredith, I love the coffee colours and a cup of coffee to go along with it. I have had to -unwillingly- cut down on my coffee consumption and I am being good but nothing really gives the same satisfaction, not even my evening glass of wine. So you go ahead and recruit/unite coffee drinkers. It's for the good of all.


Wednesday 15th of July 2015

I agree Lenie, nothing quite replaces a good cup of coffee. I've had to cut back on mine too, and it's killing me!


Monday 13th of July 2015

I actually did an ode to coffee last year in my blog, so you know I'm on board with you. I love this! I can actually smell coffee just by looking at it. Yum!

Kristen from The Road to Domestication

Tuesday 30th of June 2015

I love these shades! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again on Friday!


Monday 6th of July 2015

Thanks Kristen, I'll be there!

Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse

Sunday 28th of June 2015

I love the shades of coffee! Great post! Thank you for sharing and thank you for visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Feel free to share this post at my Make it Pretty party which goes live at 8:00PM CDT Sunday! Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


Monday 29th of June 2015

Thanks Kathryn! I'll definitely head over to check out your party!


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