Don’t be stuck with the same old plain color descriptions for shields, clothing, and more.

Something interesting I’d like to share before we get to this list. I thought this would be a no-brainer. Grab a big list of colors (like my HTML manual has) and go for it. You’d be amazed at how many colors require some form of cultural context before you can understand them. Kaiser Brown, Pilgrim Brown, and so on. These won’t work in an otherworldly game. Think about it how it would jar the suspension of disbelief if you describe the angry red dragon has having an Indian Red underbelly. It breaks the flow.

An opposite concept is adding colors or other adjectives into your game world, using context from that game world. “His suit was Hobbit Green,” is descriptive and deepens the game world at the same time.

Just some thoughts. And now, on to the list:

  1. Almond
  2. Amber
  3. Aquamarine
  4. Ashur
  5. Avocado
  6. Azure
  7. Beige
  8. Bisque
  9. Black
  10. Blue
  11. Blush
  12. Brick
  13. Bronze
  14. Brown
  15. Burly Wood
  16. Caramel
  17. Cerulean
  18. Chartreuse
  19. Chocolate
  20. Copper
  21. Coral
  22. Cornsilk
  23. Cream
  24. Crimson
  25. Cyan
  26. Dandelion
  27. Ebony
  28. Feldspar
  29. Forest Green
  30. Frosted
  31. Fuchsia
  32. Gold
  33. Goldenrod
  34. Gray
  35. Green
  36. Hazel
  37. Honeydew
  38. Hunter Green
  39. Indigo
  40. Ivory
  41. Jade
  42. Khaki
  43. Lavender
  44. Lemon
  45. Lilac
  46. Lily
  47. Lime
  48. Magenta
  49. Maroon
  50. Midnight
  51. Mint
  52. Navy
  53. Ocher
  54. Olive
  55. Opal
  56. Orange
  57. Orchid
  58. Peach
  59. Pear
  60. Periwinkle
  61. Persimmon
  62. Pesto
  63. Pewter
  64. Pink
  65. Plum
  66. Powder Blue
  67. Puce
  68. Pumpkin
  69. Quartz
  70. Red
  71. Rose
  72. Royal Blue
  73. Ruby
  74. Russet
  75. Rust
  76. Saddle Brown
  77. Salmon
  78. Sandy
  79. Sea Green
  80. Seashell
  81. Scarlet
  82. Slate
  83. Sienna
  84. Silver
  85. Sky Blue
  86. Smoke
  87. Snow
  88. Steel Blue
  89. Tan
  90. Teal
  91. Thistle
  92. Tomato
  93. Turquoise
  94. Verdant
  95. Vermilion
  96. Violet
  97. Wheat
  98. White
  99. Wine
  100. Yellow

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