Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Starling Guano

Corner of Scali Novi Lena and Via delle Vele, Livorno
I wasn't too sure about the color of this building on the corner of Scali Novi Lena and Via delle Vele, so I asked one of my Stefano friends, who is a graphic designer. He said “dark mustard”, which is a real color, or “starling guano”, which isn't. In my deep ignorance I wondered about the colorful dietary habits of the starlings, but I knew that even stranger color names existed, like “jonquil” or “stil de grain”. At last, I realized that Stefano was joking, but I think that the fake color is perfect for this title.

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16 comments:

Revrunner said...

It's not that bad. Actually, the grey bothers me more than then the mustard/guano color. :-)

Jane Hards Photography said...

It's certainly vivid. Not a building you would forget.

Luis Gomez said...

Dark mustard it is! ;)

Randy said...

Love that golden yellow.

Dina said...

Lucky for you that he didn't make up a color called pigeon poop. :)

VP said...

Dina - I wouldn't have 'bought' that...

Halcyon said...

I am taking it you don't care for this color. ;-)

Fotolosopher said...

It would seem to me that there are other colors which might have been used to paint this building which would have been much easier on the eyes... :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love Dina's comment and your answer VP.. Perfect title for post :)

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful! I'm familiared with those yellows. :-)

William Kendall said...

The same- or close enough- colour is on a house here. Last summer they painted the trim a colour that offset the yellow and made for a more pleasing effect.

EG CameraGirl said...

It might look better on a sunny day. On a dreary day it looks depressing, at least to me.

RedPat said...

It certainly stands out from the rest.

Marleen said...

I quite like this dark mustard colour. We don't see it a lot here.

cieldequimper said...

Lol. I actually like this vivid yellowy colour!

Karl Demetz said...

Hmmm, a strange color for a building...