Just because it's New Year's Day and I love to look at multiple levels of meaning, I did a little exploration into the word "resolution." Turns out the origin of the word is about "a breaking into parts." There is also, of course, one of the most common uses of the word these days (when it's not the end of the year), which is about computer images and screens. Resolution in that sense is a measurable quantity (and therefore quality) of image detail.
|Common display resolutions, according to Wikipedia|
Wonderfully enough, these are exactly the kind of questions choosing a color and a word for the year lead me to contemplate. So I guess, in a way, I do make resolutions after all.