Colours

The colours used from 1600-1700 were rich, brilliant tones such as crimson, burgundy, russet, gold lace, scarlet, purple, sea-green, apple-green, blue, violet, red, deep blue, wine, green, orange, black, gold, light blues, greens, greys and rose.

I have gathered a collection of colour names here for everyone to use or just to enjoy even though not all are appropriate to the time setting of Age of the Throne. Also included are a few "generic" adjectives to describe the various shades, hues and tones.


SHADES, HUES AND TONES
Bright Brilliant Cool Dark Deep
Delicate Dull Dusty Earthy Fresh
Jewel-Toned Light Lustrous Medium Pale
Rich Soft Strong Vibrant Warm
BLACK
Black Coal Ebony Jet Midnight
Obsidian Onyx Pitch Raven Soot
BLUE
Alice Aqua Aquamarine Aqua Mist Azure
Blue Blueberry Blue-Green Blue-Grey Blue-Violet
Cerulean Cobalt Cornflower Crystal Cyan
Dark Delft Galaxy Imperial Indigo
Light Maganese Midnight Navy Ocean
Peacock Periwinkle Powder Prussian Rich
Robin's Egg Royal Sky Slate Steel
Sapphire Topaz Turquoise Twilight Ultramarine
BROWN
Bark Bittersweet Bronze Brown Brown-Grey
Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber Chestnut Chocolate Cinnabar
Cinnamon Cocoa Coffee Copper Dark
Earth Golden Hazelnut Light Mahogany
Mocha Mocha-Beige Ochre Raw Sienna Raw Umber
Russet Rust Sandy Sepia Sienna
GREEN
Apple Avocado Bottle Bright Celadon
Celery Chartreuse Clover Crème de Menthe Dark
Drab Olive Emerald Fern Forest Golden-Olive
Grass Green Green-Grey Green-Yellow Honeydew
Hunter Imperial Jade Jungle Kelly
Khaki Lawn Light Lime Lincoln
Meadow Melon Mint Moss Nile
Olive Parrot Peacock Peridot Pine
Pistachio Sage Sap Sea Shamrock
Spring Teal Terre Verte Viridian Watermelon
GREY
Ash Beaver Clay Dark Granite
Grey Grey-Beige Grey-Green Hematite Iron
Light Pearl Pewter Shadow Shell
Silver Slate Smoke Steel Stone
ORANGE
Apricot Burnt Carrot Coral Fiery
Light Melon Orange Orange-Red Orange-Spice
Papaya Peach Pumpkin Sunset Tangerine
PINK
Azalea Blush Carnation Cerise Coral
Cyclamen Dark Dark Mauve Dark Rose Deep
Dusty Dusty Rose Flamingo Fuchsia Geranium
Light Light Coral Light Mauve Light Rose Mauve
Misty Rose Pale Pink Rose Rose Madder
Rosewood Rosy-Brown Salmon Shell Sunrise
PURPLE
Amethyst Dark Dark Lavender Dark Violet Fuchsia
Grape Heather Imperial Lavender Lavender Blush
Lavender-Blue Light Light Lavender Light Violet Lilac
Magenta Orchid Pansy Plum Pomegranate
Purple Thistle Violet Violet-Red Wisteria
RED
Alizarin Crimson Bayberry Black Cherry Blood Burgundy
Cabernet Carmine Carnelian Cherry Claret
Coral Cranberry Crimson Dark Fiery
Garnet Geranium Holiday Imperial Light
Loganberry Maroon Mulberry Oxblood Primrose
Raspberry Red Red Clay Red Madder Red-Copper
Royal Ruby Rust Scarlet Strawberry
Terra Cotta Torch Venetian Vermillion Wine
TAN
Almond Autumn Gold Cornsilk Dark Desert
Fawn Feldspar Gold Gold Dust Light
Sand Tan Tawny Topaz Wheat
WHITE
Beige Bisque Bone Buff Chalk
Cloud Cream Ecru Eggshell Frost
Ivory Milk Off-White Opal Pearl
Snow Stark Vanilla White Winter
YELLOW
Aureolin
(Cobalt Yellow)
Banana Buttercup Canary Citrine
Daffodil Dandelion Dark Fiery Flaxen
Golden Goldenrod Jasmine Lemon Light
Maize Mustard Naples Saffron Straw
Sunny Yellow Yellow Ochre Yellow-Beige Yellow-Green





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