Color Playlist

Basic Black

artist's palette

Color harmonies and color theory are concepts that come up in several FACS content areas.  Whether you teach interior design, fashion design, textiles and apparel or even culinary arts, you’ll be able to use a color-themed song.  Today, I’ve chosen Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones as our FACS Soundtrack Project selection.  However, there are lots of other songs with a color theme.  Two others suggested by reader Paige are Big Green Tractor and Purple Rain.  Thanks for sharing, Paige!

Here’s a challenge for today!  Let’s try to complete the color wheel (primary and secondary colors only, of course) with FACS-related song titles!  We need songs to represent white, red, yellow, blue, and orange.   Ideas?

Check out You Tube for alternate videos of this song.

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby it just happens every day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and must have it painted black
Maybe then I’ll fade away and not have to face the facts
It’s not easy facin’ up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you

If I look hard enough into the settin’ sun
My love will laugh with me before the mornin’ comes

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls go by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

Hmm, hmm, hmm,…

I wanna see it tainted, tainted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it tainted, tainted, tainted, tainted black
Yeah!

Hmm, hmm, hmm,…

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Ramona

Color Playlist

Color Your World

fancy color wheel

Today’s Soundtrack selection was also inspired by a commercial for Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse.  This should not be taken as an endorsement of Lowe’s, although Dusty and I do spend a great deal of time there.  We spend an equal amount of time at Home Depot and Menard’s.  We’re just into home improvement, I guess. 

Today’s song would be a great introduction to a unit on color theory.  The title of the song is Colors and it’s performed by April Smith and The Great Picture Show.  The commercial visually emphasizes the color theme.  However, you might want to select a video that plays the entire song.  Check out the lyrics below.

Very visually rich commercial.

You’ve been far away from me
another land across the sea
all this time my heart’s been breaking
just waiting round and aching

for a letter or a telegram
telling me how sweet i am
swear your heart will never roam
so til you come back home

I’ll wear your colors my dear
until you’re standing right here
next to the one who adores you
whose heart is beating for you
like a lighthouse guides a shipwrecked sailor safely from the sea
I’ll wear your colors til you come back home to me

I’m hoping you return the glow
I’m just making sure you know
that no matter how, no matter when
you come back to me again

you’ll realize this love is strong
as it has been all along
for miles and miles can’t come between
the kind of love we’ve seen

I’ll wear your colors my dear
until you’re standing right here
next to the one who adores you
whose heart is beating for you
like a lighthouse guides a shipwrecked sailor safely from the sea
I’ll wear your colors til you come back home to me

I’ll wear your colors my dear
until you’re standing right here
next to the one who adores you
whose heart is beating for you
like a lighthouse guides a shipwrecked sailor safely from the sea
I’ll wear your colors til you come back home to me
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I’ll wear your colors til you come back home to me
I’ll wear your colors til you come back home to me

Do you have other colorful song selections to add to the Soundtrack?  Feel free to share!

Ramona

Color Playlist

The Colors of Spring

beret

I played hooky for a while this afternoon and treated myself to a stroll around the local shopping mall.  It was so refreshing to see all the bright spring colors!  Judging from the store mannequins and other displays, the must-have colors this spring will be bright yellow, orange and raspberry pink.  Dazzling!

Those bright colors inspired today’s FACS Soundtrack Project song selection—Raspberry Beret by Prince and the Revolution.  Enjoy another blast back to the 80s!  By the way, in addition to fashion, this song could also relate to secondhand shopping and clothing repurposing.  Check out the lyrics and you’ll see what I mean.

I apologize for the misspelling in the title. Fortunately, it’s correct in the song lyrics.

Today begins month 3 of the FACS Soundtrack Project.  How are we doing so far?  Anybody have a song to add to the playlist?  Feel free to share!

Have a good evening!

Ramona