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pills & beads – matching colors

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holding pills in a plastic bag up again a blue sky.

each night when i set out my tiny pills (for very ordinary conditions – but nonetheless, one is taken every night), I'm delighted to see the random but sweet color harmonies . . . why not match up the pill colors with the colors of beads?

okay, i could readily follow up on my desire as there is a recently opened bead shop just a few blocks from my home.
blue door bead shop
4167 Piedmont Ave
Oakland CA 94611
note: blue door beads is a very fitting name to be part of coloraday blog and has their own blog. [link]

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holding beads in a plastic bag up again a blue sky


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pills clockwise from L to R

levothyroxin .088 mg
= a pastille blue-green

Trader Joe vitamin D*
= translucent gold (replaced by the Nature Made D3)

simvastitine 20 mg
= a salmon tint

Walgreens ibuprofen 200 mg = full saturated red-orange

Walgreens aspirin 325 mg = chalk white

center: Nature Made D3 1000iu = chalk white

all the pills, except for the vitamin D and ibuprofen, are opaque with matte finishes. The vitamin D3 is the only translucent pill and, the ibuprofen is opaque but has a gloss finish. to really get the full quality of each color, matching the finish was just as important as matching the colors.

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assorted beads from blue door bead store


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display trays of blue door bead shop