Color Me...

Posted by Henry on March 07, 2003

In Reply to: Color Me... posted by S. on March 07, 2003

It was being used as long ago as 1969.
From the song Calgary written by Ian and Sylvia of Great Speckled Bird;
Color that jet plane going,
Color me gone.

Presumably it comes from the instructions in a children's colouring book and means to give an appropriate colour or description to something or someone.
It may have a literal association with "to show one's true colours."