Love this idea! Synonym Garden - paint chips/boring words/thesaurus. Boring word goes on palest color, more interesting words go on vibrant color. Make a bulletin board out of all the words to be used throughout year when writing/speaking.
Marzano - Use the clip on the bottom to check comprehension during independent work, and the top for quick assessment during multiple choice questions. The paint samples are from Home Depot, labels made in Word, print, cut, glue, laminate! :)