10 Amazing Things Organized by Color

1Dodge Challengers

This picture of 76 Dodge Challengers was organized at a meeting of the Peach State Challengers in Georgia. You can see that some drivers showed up a few minutes late (or more likely, they didn't want the end of the line to be white), but the overall effect is glorious. Doesn't anyone want to drive a yellow Challenger?


Commitment? Art project? OCD? In 2008, New York magazine featured five New Yorkers who wear only one color all day, every day (and it's not black). Valeria “ValBlu” McCulloch, blue. Rebecca Turbow, gray. Elizabeth Sweetheart, green. Stephin Merritt, brown. Karim Rashid, white half the time, pink half the time.


Emily Blincoe likes to arrange things by color. In her most recent series, Sugar, she organizes candies by hue. One of her favorite finds is "underwear on a stick." She searched grocery and dollar stores for the candy before finding a goldmine at a retro candy shop in Austin. It might look like Blincoe is obsessed with organization, but she says she's gotten emails from people shaming her for not making her arrangements perfect.


The amazing art installation above might be a bit more than most of us want to bite off when working on a unique home improvement project, but it certainly shows what is possible reusing "materials" you already have in your home — books. (Bookcases can be great, but they are not the only shelving solution.)

Sick of seeing your books sloppily organized by type, or, worse yet, having them randomly disorganized across a series of bookcases? Sorting your favorite volumes by color may just satisfy that too-organized part of yourself.


When graphic designer Teri Firkins upgraded from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 6, he decided to and organize his apps by color. He said, "The undisplayed first screen houses my go-to utilities (phone, camera, clock, maps) and the undisplayed last screen houses games whose icons are far too hideous to fit comfortably within the system.”

6The Pink and Blue Project

In her work, JeongMee Yoon probes the nature of gender enforcement on children. This ongoing project features a series of photographs of young girls and boys surrounded by vast collections of pink or blue objects.

The idea for Yoon's Pink and Blue Project came when the artist saw how obsessed her young daughter was by the color pink — she only wanted to wear pink clothes and play with pink toys.

Her photos show children with their carefully organized objects. The meticulous calculation of their form could, in itself, be a comment on the “everything in its right place” mentality of “boys like blue and girls like pink." The limited range of colors used in the images and the rigid structure of the objects make the photographs seem almost monochromatic, or like an Argos catalog pop art piece.

7Grocery Items

Installation by Annie Wan at the MegArt Store and part of an exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.


Ursus Werhli takes his OCD tendencies to a new level in his book called The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy.

9Parking lot

Another piece from Ursus Werhli for his book.


Brittany Wright, a freelance photographer from Seattle, arranges food in terms of color, which will no doubt satisfy the OCD in you. Her goal is to document how food changes so people are aware of what they eat.