I was looking through a paint fan deck the other day and got to thinking- Seriously, who names these colors? Are they really trying in envoke some sort of emotional connection between you and the paint color? Or are they just names pulled out of the air randomly strung together.
I got to thinking more about it and did a little research online. It turns out I'm not the only one who wonders about this. I found some posts on this topic on Yahoo! Answers, most of the responses were jokes along the lines of "the Paint Color Namers all get together for a party, drink, then throw out names to their boss. Whoever has the craziest wins."
Scanda (Short for Scandelous?)
Comical Coral (or yes, this is a hilarious color)
Lime Rickey (not sure what to say...)
Banana Cream (Ok now I'm getting hungry!)
Orange seems to have the best though:
Rhumba Orange (party!)
Outgoing Orange (As opposed to his brother Introvert Orange)
I did find one article that was somewhat helpful, though it doesn't give the true answer as to how paint colors get their names.
What's the craziest paint color you've come across? I'd love to hear it! Happy painting!