Lesser-Known Color Vocabulary: D Through L

Lesser-Known Color Vocabulary: D Through L


With a little help from the Phrontistery and a colors study series by CLmember Miaki, we've put together a guide to lesser-known color vocabulary.

Eau-de-nil

pale green colour

Eburnean

of or like ivory; ivory-coloured

Erythraean

reddish colour

Ferruginous

of the colour of rust; impregnated with iron

Filemot

dead-leaf colour; dull brown

Flammeous

flame-coloured

Flavescent

yellowish or turning yellow

Fuliginous

sooty; dusky; soot-coloured; of or pertaining to soot

Fulvous

dull yellow; tawny

Fuscous

brown; tawny; dingy

Gamboge

reddish-yellow colour

Glaucous

sea-green; greyish-blue

Goldenrod

dark golden yellow

Greige

of a grey-beige colour

Gridelin

violet-grey

Griseous

pearl-grey or blue-grey; grizzled

Haematic

blood-coloured

Heliotrope

purplish hue; purplish-flowered plant; ancient sundial; signalling mirror

Hoary

pale silver-grey colour; grey with age

Hyacinthine

of a blue or purple colour

Ianthine

violet-coloured

Ibis

large stork-like bird; a pale apricot colour

Icterine

yellowish or marked with yellow

Icteritious

jaundiced; yellow

Incarnadine

carnation-coloured; blood-red

Indigo

deep blue-violet colour; a blue-violet dye

Infuscate

clouded or tinged with brown; obscured; cloudy brown colour

Isabelline

greyish yellow

Jacinthe

orange colour

Jessamy

yellow like a jasmine

Kermes

brilliant red colour; a red dye derived from insects

Khaki

light brown or tan

Lateritious

brick-red

Leucochroic

white or pale-coloured

Liard

grey; dapple-grey

Lovat

grey-green; blue-green

Lurid

red-yellow; yellow-brown

Luteolous

yellowish

Luteous

golden-yellow

Lutescent

yellowish

See the rest of the alphabet: A - C, D - L, M - R, S - Z.


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roxychaney

keep em coming! rarity is a thing of beauty in and of itself :D

vanishing

The names for these colors are very interesting.

tenkerasu

some of these are so cool - i seriously had no idea heliotrope was a colour! 8D

retsof

Heliotrope as a named color has been around since 1882. Bluish-pink or purple from the flower of the same name which means 'turning towards the sun'.

retsof

might as well continue the 1930 series ... lake comes from lac insects ... think "shellac".

Open each color for color "stamp".

Lake_(Newfoundland)LakeDeep_LakeDull_Rose

Indian red...named for India, not American Indians, which were named for India by mistake. ... Crayola changed it to "chestnut".
Indian_RedFlesh

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