We create the names of paint colors for a living - we've recently named over 500 colors and have named paint colors for many brands you have used in your home. Ask us anything!
Have you ever wanted to name a paint color? We choose paint color names for a living! We saw an IAMA Request from /u/PoorlyAttired in this subreddit who wanted someone who names paint colors - That's us! We are PPG Voice of Color and we recently named more than 500 paint colors for our PPG Paints collection and have named paint colors for many brands you may have used in your own home – brands such as Olympic, Glidden, PPG Paints – and more! With more than 20 years in the paint industry, this activity is one of the most fun and agonizing jobs we've had! Want to know how we do it? Ask away! Our identities:
Dee Schlotter - Senior Color Marketing Manager, PPG Architectural Coatings
Misty Yeomans - Color Marketing Manager, PPG Architectural Coatings
Twitter post showing us: https://twitter.com/voiceofcolor/status/667799734384480256
Link to our Voice Of Color site where you can view many of the paint colors we are going to talk about: http://ppgvoiceofcolor.com
Facebook post from our company account: https://www.facebook.com/voiceofcolor/photos/a.296880744327.181885.180193159327/10153726476589328/?type=3&theater
Thank you so much to everyone that came. We are blown away by the response and had a great time answering your questions about paint colors and how we choose the right names for colors. We're definitely going to be involving Reddit again when we choose the names for new paint colors - so stay tuned and please come visit us at our social networking sites. Thank you again to poster /u/PoorlyAttired for the initial request - This was so much fun!
UPDATE 11/25/2015: We're so amazed by the response from the AMA! We are answering a few more questions this morning, so feel free to ask your color related questions!