Colors Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old colors quotes, colors sayings, and colors proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Color is the overpowering of black; white the final victory over black. Dejan Stojanovic
Color is like music. The palette is an instrument that can be orchestrated to build form. John French Sloan
Fall colors are funny. They're so bright and intense and beautiful. It's like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary. Siobhan Vivian
Colour creates, enhances, changes, reveals and establishes the mood of the painting. Kiff Holland
Colour is, on the evidence of language alone, very bound up with the feelings. Joanna Field
Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic. Antonio Gaudi
Color is simply energy, energy made visible. Colors stimulate or inhibit the functioning of different parts of our body. Treatment with the appropriate color can restore balance and normal functioning. Laurie Buchanan
Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde
Colors are forces, radiant energies that affect us positively or negatively, whether we are aware of it or not. Johannes Itten
Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body. Wassily Kandinsky
Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought; and motion answers will. John Sterling
Color is determined by amount, application and placement. Charles Emerson
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
Color is the essence of painting, which the subject always killed. Kazimir Malevich
All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites. Marc Chagall
There is a logic of colors, and it is with this alone, and not with the logic of the brain, that the painter should conform. Paul Cezanne
Colors express the main psychic functions of man. Carl Jung
The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble. Wassily Kandinsky
Colors are the smiles of Nature. When they are extremely smiling, and break forth into other beauty besides, they are her laughs. Leigh Hunt
The colour of fear is never dark or black; it has the colour of thunderbolt; usually white, but can appear in different hues depending on how the fear travels through to get inside your heart. Munia Khan
Color is a plastic means of creating intervals color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony. Hans Hofmann
Color is only beautiful when it means something. Robert Henri
Colors close together on the color wheel are analogous and will make a calm room. Colors that are farther apart are complementary and add drama. David Bromstad
A color strategy is like a recipe for harmony a set of color relationships that are proven to work well and can be used as a formula for building our color composition. Mitchell Albala
Color, rather than shape, is more closely related to emotion. David Katz
Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel. Hans Hofmann
A color is as strong as the impression it creates. Ivan Albright
Colour is as variable and evanescent in the form of pigment as in visible nature. Walter J. Phillips
Colors are light's suffering and joy . Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life. Vincent Van Gogh
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design it reinforces it. Pierre Bonnard
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Some colors are very difficult to render, and you must compensate to get the color you want on the screen. Claude Chabrol
Color is something we see with our eyes, but love is something we see with our heart. Joan Walsh Anglund
Colour could give rise to sensations which would interfere with our conception of space. Georges Braque
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. Pablo Picasso
Colours are brighter when the mind is open. Adriana Alarcon
A colour is luminous if it is a little bit lighter and a hell of a lot brighter than the colour beside it. Use any colour as long as the value is right John Leonard
Even when your life is full of color, you still need to be reminded that things come in black and white. Anthony T. Hincks
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
Colours are the deeds of light, its deeds and sufferings. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Color, like everything else concerning visual expression, usually boils down to a gift, an innate sensibility and sensitivity. Ultimately, artists develop their own palette and color sense. Scott Kahn
Colour should be used to depict the three major emotions in a man's life anticipation, realization and retrospection. Ernest Lawson
Colors produce a spiritual vibration, the impression they create is important only as a step towards this vibration. Wassily Kandinsky
Purer colors have in themselves, independently of the objects they serve to express, a significant action on the feelings of those who look at them. Henri Matisse
Colors are vibrating light energies, each color ray produces a sound that affects matter. Jacqueline Ripstein
Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration. Marc Chagall
We colour the world, Not with the darkness of our pasts, But with the rainbow of our hope. Jenim Dibie
Color helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist's brain. Henri Matisse
When the color goes out of your soul, you are left with an empty heart. Anthony T. Hincks
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 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 Mayer
Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real. Amy Grant
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. Claude Monet
Life is about using the whole box of crayons. RuPaul
The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette. Henry S. Haskins
Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams. Paul Gauguin
If one could only catch that true color of nature—the very thought of it drives me mad. Andrew Wyeth
The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you. Coco Chanel
There's a reason we don't see the world in black and white. Celerie Kemble
We are united by the reality that all colors and all cultures are distinct and individual. C. JoyBell C.
We lie if we say we do not see color and culture and difference. We should not want to be the same as others, and we should not want others to be the same as us... Rather, we ought to glory and shine in all of our differences, flaunting them fabulously for all to see! It is never conformity that we need! What we need is to burst out into all these beautiful colors! C. JoyBell C.
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
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. Robert Frank
I'm in love with red. I think it's such a passionate color. Every flag of every country pretty much has red in it. It's power, there's no fence sitting with red. Either you love it or you don't. I think it's blood and strength and life. I do love red. I love all colors. Great shades of blue, you find them in nature. They're all magic. Bryan Batt
One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn't have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Gabourey Sidibe
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet. Shel Silverstein
Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colors; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. Kahlil Gibran
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
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
We must learn how to oppose the racist fixation on people of color as the primary perpetrators of violence yet fiercely challenge the real violence that men of color inflict on women. Angela Davis
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life. Daniel Boorstin
Those leaves there: if they were the only thing in sight, they'd have one color - their own. But the shade and reflection of everything around - the sky, the earth, the water - give them more than their own color. That's why when you paint from nature, don't fix your eye on any one spot. Camille Pissarro
I can't color enough, I would color all day every day If I had my way, I would use every crayon in my box. Samantha Jones
Colors are what / Keep me alive / Colors are what / To hold in my head / Colors are where my / My old meets new / Colors are where / My brain finds blue. Joseph Goddard and Alexis Benjamin Taylor
Have you seen her dressed in blue? / See the sky in front of you / And her face is like a sail / Speck of white so fair and pale / Have you seen a lady fairer? / She comes in colors ev'rywhere; / She combs her hair / She's like a rainbow / Coming, colors in the air / Oh, everywhere. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger
What is pink? a rose is pink / By a fountain's brink. / What is red? a poppy's red / In its barley bed. / What is blue? the sky is blue / Where the clouds float thro' / What is white? a swan is white / Sailing in the light. / What is yellow? pears are yellow, / Rich and ripe and mellow. / What is green? the grass is green, / With small flowers between. / What is violet? clouds are violet / In the summer twilight. / What is orange? Why, an orange, / Just an orange! Christina Georgina Rossetti
Red is the color of blood, and I will seek it: / I have sought it in the grass. / It is the color of steep sun seen through eyelids. Conrad Potter Aiken
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