shades of

idiom

used to say what or who one is reminded of when looking at or thinking about someone or something
a former actor who's now a politician—shades of Ronald Reagan

Examples of shades of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rosenthal’s translation draws out these poems’ shades of melancholy and whimsy, along with the slant and irregular rhymes that contribute to their uncanny humor. The New Yorker, 12 June 2024 Photos from inside the celebration show gorgeous decor featuring shades of baby blue, white and peach, with stunning floral arrangements at each table. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 11 June 2024 The orcas never make an appearance, but the sea glass does, in shades of white, amber, and green. Jacqueline Kehoe, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2024 The 20-inch design has a hook on the back for easy hanging and is packed with faux wildflowers in shades of pink, purple, yellow, and blue as well as whimsical ivy and ferns. Bridget Degnan, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 June 2024 Use black, white, or shades of green to add color to a room without detracting from the stone's natural beauty. 07 of 13 Chain Details Whether chunky and oversized or delicate and fine, chain detailing is a must-have lighting detail. Claire Hoppe, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 May 2024 The bed linens come in six sizes, from twin to California king, and in various colors like classic white, shades of blue, and a gray and white print. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 In their place: several three-story buildings have emerged, painted different shades of gray with splashes of the aforementioned colors accented on doors and the facade. C. Isaiah Smalls Ii, Miami Herald, 12 May 2024 Stewart stunned on the red carpet, wearing shades of gold. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 17 May 2024

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“Shades of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shades%20of. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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