Capitalization: Color names II

August 20, 2009: Issue 302

Color commentary

Capitalize color names coined by a manufacturer. If the color isn’t in Web 11 or in a 24-crayon box, cap it:
State Fair Ribbon Blue
Butter Cow Yellow
Grandstand Brick Red

When you list common color names along with coined ones, cap them all:
Big Boar Brown, Midway Sunburn Pink, and Black

Contest: Sense a theme here? Share your idea for a color name inspired by the Iowa State Fair. E-mail us by 5 p.m. Thursday, and you could win two tickets to the fair.

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