Color Sayings and Quotes

Imagine how boring the world would be in black and white? Colors make life pop. From paintings to advertising to clothing, color draws us in and creates a response to the corresponding hue. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about color.

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. Claude Monet
Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic. Antoni Gaudi
All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul — when you look at it, it's looking back at you. Uniek Swain
Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde
Color should be used to depict the three major emotions in a man's life—anticipation, realization and retrospection. Ernest Lawson
Color is only beautiful when it means something. Robert Henri
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it. Pierre Bonnard
Coloring outside the lines is a fine art. Kim Nance
Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt
I think the names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful. A.S. Byatt
Each color lives by its mysterious life. Wassily Kandinsky
All colours will agree in the dark. Francis Bacon
A dominant colour possesses tremendous power in making a painting unique. Mary Bassi
Color... thinks by itself, independently of the object it clothes. Charles Baudelaire
Colour is a creative element, not a trimming. Piet Zwart
Color is an intense experience on its own. Jim Hodges
Colors express the main psychic functions of man. Carl Gustav Jung
Good colour really means good taste; and 'powerful' colour means a reserve, to give a climax its full force, and not 'red, white, and blue all over. John F. Carlson
It almost always happens that true, but exaggerated, coloring is more agreeable than absolute coloring. Michel Eugene Chevreul
Colour is, on the evidence of language alone, very bound up with the feelings. Marion Milner
Colour is as variable and evanescent in the form of pigment as in visible nature. Walter J. Phillips
Color is the language of the poets. It is astonishingly lovely. To speak it is a privilege. Keith Crown
Colors speak all languages. Joseph Addison
Colours are brighter when the mind is open. Adriana Alarcon
A color is as strong as the impression it creates. Ivan Albright
Color is the fruit of life. Guillaume Apollinaire
Color, rather than shape, is more closely related to emotion. David Katz
Color is a matter of taste and of sensitivity. Edouard Manet
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
Color is born of the interpenetration of light and dark. Sam Francis
Color is an act of God that neither confers privileges nor imposes a handicap. A man's skin is like the day: day is neither clear or dark. There is nothing more to it until external agencies come in and invest it with special meaning and importance. Peter Abrahams
To demand that color in color films should be 'natural' is to misunderstand all that is involved. Carl Th. Dreyer
Directors want color that is an emphasis factor, the way color is in life, and to catch the poetry of the essential gray in life. Elia Kazan
Color is basically immobile, and yet it must move. Color is wrong for a film that tries to be as subjective as mine...the only way to use color is subjectively. Federico Fellini
The color was a character of its own. William Goldberg
The landscape was bleak and bereft of a painting in grisaille with its many tints of gray. Barbara Taylor Bradford
In our life, there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. Marc Chagall
Color is visually musical, being both rythic and lyrical. It sets the tempo of a design through the blending of a multitude of hues. Joen Wolfrom
Like beautiful melodies and poignant words, color draws from the deep emotions within us. Joen Wolfrom
Each color has its own beauty and individuality, which you may accept or reject. Joen Wolfrom
In art, color is used as a visual language. It is the communication link between creator and viewer. Joen Wolfrom
In the grand scheme of nature, blue is a major player in the background of our world, but is rarely exhibited in the living landscape. Johannes Itten
Color is life: for a world without colors appears to us as dead. Johannes Itten
Colors are the children of the light, and light is their mother. Johannes Itten
Color effects are in the eye of the beholder. Johannes Itten
Color is a power which directly influences the soul. Wassily Kandinsky
I am a believer that color affects people's moods. Lilly Pulitzer
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way Georgia O'Keeffe
The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you Coco Chanel
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads and as we pass through them they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus Ralph Waldo Emerson
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. John Ruskin
I don't fancy colors of the face, I'm always attracted to colors of the brain. Michael Bassey Johnson
Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. Khalil Gibran
Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in. A.D. Posey
People are like M&Ms. They come in a variety of colors, they're hard on the outside, and full of obscene yumminess on the inside. Michael Makai
She knew then that white was more than a color: It was a cold, pale shade of understanding that seems to take all of your hope away. Vannetta Chapman
Colours are nature gone wild. Raheel Farooq
Sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches. Cool to warm. So is the progression from childhood to old age. Vera Nazarian
Whatever you choose for your stationery is your favorite color because it's where you pour your heart out. Mary E. Pearson
Red was ruby, green was fluorescent, yellow was simply incandescent. Color was life. Color was everything. Color, you see, was the universal sign of magic. Tahereh Mafi