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91 Quotes About Color to Invigorate Your Day (Epic Color Quotes)

There is something about colorful quotes. More often than not, quotes about color are inspirational, thought-provoking, or just entertaining to read.

For several years, we’ve been creating colorful quote images…putting our favorite color quotes on some of our favorite and most colorful photos.

We usually share them on social media, and now we’ve rounded up the best of the best into this post.

So, get ready to be inspired. Here are some of our favorite quotes on color.

91 Colorful Quotes to Inspire You

Here are 91 incredible quotes about color in no particular order. Feel free to share them on your social media. Links back to this post are appreciated. Enjoy!

Quotes on Colors

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Never has a pigment been better named than ultramarine blue. Fashionable, even today, in its nomenclature! It is ultra in every way. Karen Fitzgerald, American artist – check out more quotes about blue

You can’t go wrong with the use of red; every painting should have red in it. George De Groat, painter – check out more quotes about red

How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun. Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist painter – read our favorite quotes about yellow

Green is the prime color of the world and that from which its loveliness arises. Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish dramatist – take a look at these quotes about green

Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple. Regina Brett, American author – you’ll love these quotes about purple

Quote about purple

Orange is the happiest color. Frank Sinatra, American singer – check out these quotes about orange

Pink makes me happy when I’m blue. – read more quotes about pink

Black is a real sensation, even if it is produced by the entire absence of light. The sensation of black is distinctly different from the lack of all sensation. Hermann von Helmholtz, German physicist – read our favorite quotes about black

White covers a multitude of sins. Jonathan Milne, Australian Paralympic archer – read more quotes about white

Gray is the queen of colors because she makes everyone else look good. Helen van Wyk, American painter – take a look at these quotes about gray

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I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. Winston Spencer Churchill, former British prime minister – check out more quotes about brown

Nature rarer uses yellow than any other hue. Saves she all of that for sunsets prodigal of blue spending scarlet, like a woman yellow she affords only scantly and selectly like a lover’s words. Emily Dickinson, American poet

I’ll try out the pencils sharpened to the point of infinity which always sees ahead: [Green]—good warm light. Magenta—Aztec. Old TLIAPALI blood of prickly pear, the brightest and oldest. [Brown]—color of mole, of leaves becoming earth. [Yellow]—madness sickness fear part of the sun and of happiness. [Blue]—electricity and purity love. [Black]—nothing is black. Really nothing. [Olive]—leaves, sadness, science, the whole of Germany is this color. [Light yellow]—more madness and mystery all the ghosts wear clothes of this color, or at least their underclothes. [Dark blue]—color of bad advertisements and of good business. [Muted blue]—distance. Tenderness can also be this blue. [Red]—blood? Well, who knows! Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter

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If we were to imagine an orange on the blue side or violet on the yellow side, it would give us the same impression as a north wind coming from the southwest. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-British philosopher

You think it’s one color but it’s not. Closer and closer the folds appear not a deeper blue-grey but a heavier one and finally just inches above the trees it’s a small bright seam full of smoke, not really bright but allowing the day as much as it needs. Eileen Myles, American poet

Colorful Quotes

Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt, English critic

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. Allen Klein, American businessman

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To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life. Nancy Reagan, American actress and former first lady of the USA

It’s ok to show all your colors. Luis Guzman, Puerto Rican actor

Sometimes my quotes may be too colorful. Earl Butz, former US Secretary of Agriculture

A parallel between color and music can only be relative – just as a violin can give warm shades of tone, so yellow has shades, which can be expressed by various instruments. Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter

Light in nature creates the movement of colors. Robert Delaunay, French artist

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Life is about using the whole box of crayons. RuPaul, American drag queen

You can never judge a paint hue by the liquid color in the paint pot. You must apply it to the wall, wait for the paint to dry, then decide. Dorothy Draper, American interior decorator

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block. Paul Gauguin, French Post-Impressionist artist

Color is a sort of mid-point between pure light and pure darkness. Nathan Cabot Hale, sculptor

Color is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment. To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors which death was imposing on her motionless face. Claude Monet, French painter

If everyone would look for that uniqueness, then we would have a very colorful world. Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist

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I kind of view everybody like a rainbow. Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside. Alexia Fast, Canadian actress

Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter. Paul Klee, Swiss-born German artist

The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas. Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter

The world is my canvas, and I create my reality. Unknown

Life is like a rainbow. You need both rain and sun to make its colors appear. Unknown

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The colors of my life. Are bountiful and bold, the purple glow of indigo, the gleam of green and gold. The splendor of the sunrise, the dazzle of a flame, the glory of a rainbow, I’d put ’em all to shame. Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian-Austrian poet

In nature, light creates color. In the picture, color creates light. Hans Hofmann, German-born American painter

We are all woven of different colored threads and strengths and colors. We are all a part of something bigger, a very special part of something that continues to evolve. A more perfect union. Tamlyn Tomita, Japanese-American actress

Color is a power that directly influences the soul. Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter

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He says, what color are you making the sky, and I say something bright enough to make people wish they were here, and he squints towards the dancing shrapnel of dying light along a rooftop, and he says, I love things only as they are. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, American poet

It almost always happens that true but exaggerated coloring is more agreeable than absolute coloring. Michel Eugene Chevreul, French chemist

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore, Indian poet

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde, Irish poet

To me, beauty and makeup, and color are like the finishing touch on everything. Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer

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Quotes About Colors to Inspire You

Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought, and motion answers will. John Sterling, American sportscaster

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses that paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus. Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist

It is strange how deeply colors seem to penetrate one, like scent. George Eliot, English novelist

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. Just as one can never learn how to paint. Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, and sculptor

Colors, like features, follow the changes of emotions. Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, and sculptor

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This is our favorite quote about colors!

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. Mattie Stepanek, American poet

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. Allen Klein, American businessman

Bubbles have more colors than a rainbow. Tom Noddy, American entertainer

Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I see before me, I make more arbitrary use of color to express myself more forcefully… To express the love of two lovers by the marriage of two complementary colors… To express the thought of a brow by the radiance of a light tone against a dark background. To express hope by some star. Someone’s passion by the radiance of the setting sun. Vincent van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist painter

Light is, therefore, color. J. M. W. Turner, English romantic painter

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Color Vision Deficiency isn’t the end of the world. It’s just a different view of it. Karen Rae Levine, author

I am a believer that color affects people’s moods. Lilly Pulitzer, fashion designer

If one could only catch that true color of nature—the very thought of it drives me mad. Andrew Wyeth, American visual artist

Color helps to express light—not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that is the artist’s brain. Henri Matisse, French artist

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The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you. Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, and businesswoman

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There were colors, Ma. Yes, there were colors I felt when I was with him. Not words—but shades, penumbras. Ocean Vuong, Vietnamese-American poet

Life is a painting, and you are the artist. You have on your palette all the colors in the spectrum – the same ones available to Michaelangelo and DaVinci. Paul J. Meyer, businessman

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. Joan Miro, Spanish painter

Colors must fit together like pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel. Hans Hofmann, German-born American painter

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou, American poet

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With color, one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft. Henri Matisse, French artist

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites. Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist

I prefer living in color. David Hockney, English painter

We live in a rainbow of chaos. Paul Cézanne, French artist

People need color. It defines their world and makes them feel alive. Simon Bull, English artist

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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor

Colors are the deeds and sufferings of light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet

I have always wanted my colors to sing. Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter

Not only can color, which is under fixed laws, be taught like music, but it is easier to learn than drawing, whose elaborate principles cannot be taught. Eugene Delacroix, French artist

With color, one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft. Henri Matisse, French artist

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Inspiring Colorful Quotes

Life is art. Live yours in color. Unknown

Listen to the color of your dreams. The Beatles

Strong, hard colors are like a shout: arresting, exciting, occasionally overpowering, or jarring. Lacquer red, shocking pink, chrome yellow, orange, acid green, sharp turquoise, magenta, purple can be wonderful. But they can drown out a person. Enid A. Haupt, American publisher

You choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Gary Oldman, English actor

Boldly dare to be a pop of color in a black and white world. Unknown

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Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful. The world needs your prismatic soul! Amy Leigh Mercree, medical intuitive

Full, saturated colors have an emotional significance I want to avoid. Lucian Freud, British painter

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. Georgia O’Keeffe, American artist

I don’t fancy colors of the face. I’m always attracted to colors of the brain. Michael Bassey Johnson, Nigerian writer

You bring color to my life. Unknown

I have led a pretty colorful life. Corey Feldman, American musician and actor

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The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette. Henry S. Haskins, stockbroker

Dream in colors never seen before. Unknown

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those who love color the most. John Ruskin, English art critic

Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams. Paul Gauguin, French Post-Impressionist artist

Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything. Color is vibration like music; everything is vibration. Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist

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One of the best colorful quotes!

Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s okay, though because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though, in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean, there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation. So when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type…I’m like, hey girl, Magenta! and she’s like, oh, you mean purple! and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, no, I want Magenta! John Meyer, singer

Wrapping Up on the Quotes About Color

We hope you enjoyed this collection of colorful quotes and pictures.

After all, colors are indeed smiles from nature, and they add a certain magic to our daily lives. What is the single color that cheers you up? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you!

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