I’m not keen on coming up with my own titles – I like to apply existing sayings or phrases to my work.

For my emotional panels I have come up with my own titles. For my journeys the titles are coded about the actual journey (Tubular Smells, The Arched Cross etc.) But I have had real trouble coming up with titles for my plaids. There isn’t much I can add to them as they are formulaic and regular… I remembered that Damien Hirst had names his pharmacy cabinets after song titles so I thought I would consider existing titles of books or songs as possible titles for work. This adds another level for the audience to find a way into the work. I will only choose titles that apply to the work and I don’t mind if people make an assumption that the piece is about that item or not.

I originally trawled the internet looking for titles that included colours (for books and songs) and then I decided just to look at all the songs in my iTunes library and find appropriate titles from there too.

The lists are as follows:

Books with colour in the title

A Clockwork Orange

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Green Eggs and Ham

Purple, Green and Yellow

The name of the Rose

The Scarlet Letter

Red Dragon

The Green Mile

The Hunt for Red October

The Silver Chair

White Fang

The Red Pony

Anne of Green Gables

The Amber Spyglass

Devil in a Blue Dress

Black Market

The Bluest Eye

The Big, Red Barn

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Fried Green Tomatoes (At the Whistlestop Cafe)

The Red Badge of Courage

The Picture of Dorian Gray

A Red Herring without Mustard

Little Red Riding Hood

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Scarlet Pimpernell

The Black Dahlia

Red Storm Rising

White Noise

The Thin Red Line

The Crimson Petal in the White

Careless in Red

Ruby Slippers, Gold Tears


The Woman in Black

Nightmare in Pink

The Quick Red Fox

One Fearful Yellow Eye

The Turquoise Lament

Bright Orange for the Shroud

The Gold Bug

Red Harvest

The Purple Emperor

Five Red Herrings

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

Girl in a Blue Dress

The Blue Nowhere

Five Quarters of the Orange

Cinnamon Skin

The Empty Copper Sea

The Dreadful Lemon Sky

Riders of the Purple Sage

The Golden Apple

The Red Queen

The White Queen

Blood Orange

Mandarin Orange Sunday

Hills Like White Elephants

Darker than Amber

Emerald Windows

Yellow Dog

Black Coffee

The Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Nutmeg

The Golden Transcendence

Amber and Ashes

Orange is the New Black

A Crimson Frost

The Tea Rose

Black as He’s Painted

Sisters Red

Empire in Black and Gold

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

The Golden Spiders


Songs with colour in the title

Paint it Black

Forever in Blue Jeans

Back to Black

Behind Blue Eyes

Black Coffee

Coffee and TV

Black Horse and the Cherry Tree

Blue Velvet

Blue Burns Orange

Blue Monday

Mr Blue Sky

Brown Sugar

Coral Blue

Purple Rain

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Golden Brown

Lavender’s Blue

Lily the Pink

Little Red Corvette

Misty Blue

Ode to Big Blue

Orange Crush

Platinum Blonde

Pretty in Pink

Low Red Moon

White Belly (Up in the Sun)


Red Rain

Red Light Spells Danger

She Wears Red Feathers (and a Huly-Huly Skirt)

Suicide Blonde

The Green and the Blue

The Red Shoes

Red Hot Chilli Peppers (obviously not a song, but a group!)

True Blue

White Shadows

Wrapped in Red

Bullet in a Blue Sky

Red Red Wine

Raspberry Beret

Black Coffee in Bed

Songs from my iTunes Library

In Between Days

Your Own Personal Jesus

Absolute Beginners

All I Have Are Memories

And This is Nothing That I Thought I Had

Anthem for a Lost Cause

An Audience With The Pope

Grounds for Divorce

Blasphemous Rumours

Can’t Take My Eyes Off you

Comfortably Numb


The Day Before You Came

A Design For Life

Diamonds and Rust

A Different Corner

I Can Only Disappoint You

Don’t Fence Me In

Don’t Fight It, Feel It

Dream a Little Dream of Me

Edge of Something

Enjoy the Silence

Everybody Knows (Except You)

Everything Counts

Everything I’ve Got in My Pocket

Faster Than the Setting Sun

From the Flagstones

Gentle on My Mind

The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

Help Me Lose My Mind

Here’s Where the Story Ends

Higher Than the Sun

I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow

I Don’t Like Mondays

I Put a Spell on You

I Think the Answer’s Yes

If You Could Read My Mind

In Your Room

It May Be Winter Out There (But in My Heart It’s Spring)

It’s the End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Just Can’t Get Enough

Kingdom of Rust

Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Locked Out of Heaven

Losing My Religion

The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret

Make Your Own Kind of Music

Master and Servant

Motorcycle Emptiness


No-one Knows

Postcards Fro a Young Man

Rules and Regulations

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Some Kind of Nothingness

Sound of Silence

Sugar Hiccup

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

There is a Light That Never Goes Out

Things We Lost in the Fire

To Whom it May Concern

True Happiness This Way Lies

Waiting For That Day

Walking in My Shoes

Wasting My Young Years

We Are All Made of Stars

Welcome to My World

The Whale Has Swallowed Me

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?

A Wish for Something More

The Wolf is Getting Married

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Your Heart is as Black as the Night


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