Colors are one of the most vague concepts along with time, energy, electricity, and consciousness. It is not well understood and tend to mystify eyes with its ever-changing In the realm of painting, colors tend to mystify eyes with its ever-changing shades, hues and names. Red, for instance, can have many shades with various names such as cherry, jam, garnet and cherry. Some of its name were derived from fruit, condiment, gemstone and fruit. For blue we had sapphire, midnight blue, cobalt and berry. Again, we have here a gemstone, name of day, metal element and fruit. For other colors, we discuss here some of the shades used in paints.
If you knew Photoshop and some basic painting software packages, you are already aware of color picker. It has a square with various shades, a cursor and slots for numerical values. Black has a value of 0000, while has #ffffff, yellow – #ffff00 and green #66ff66. Now, various combinations and shades amounts to total of 16,777,216 combinations in #RRGGBB notation.
To simplify the naming of these shades, its creators used witty names derived from fruit, gemstone, bodies of water, elements, minerals and animals. The result were witty names and new colors that are easy to remember than hexadecimal notations.
New trending colors
Amaranth – A mixture of pink and light red. Its the same name of the plant amaranth, a flowering plant that is a source of dye.
Blue Heron – This color looks like a mixture of gray and light green. The water-dwelling bird heron inspired this color and hence the name blue heron.
Caput Mortuum – Appears like a deep marron shade. The Latin term means “dead head” or worthless remains. It resembles dried blood and oxidized iron.
Coquelicot – Another shade of red, this one combines orange tint and bright red. It is also the color of Papaver Rhoeas or Corn Poppy.
Pink Ballet Slipper – might named after Cinderella’s footwear, this one appears as a light version of pink
Incarnadine – one of the unusual colors that means bodily form, this color looks like a cross-breed between marron and brown. Ideal for high traffic areas where incarnadine can obscure smudges and unsightly marks.
Malachite – The color of the mineral Malachite, a copper carbonate mineral that is used as an ornament and pigment for paints.
Watche – Appears like a light skyblue and light green. Watche is ideal for low traffic areas such as walls, ceilings and upper wall parts.
Xanadu – If you are knew with Titan’s bright surface region then this is the name you will be familiar. It is also associated with the philodendron, an ornamental plant with large leaves that bears the color.