By Ian Paterson
This dictionary is the 1st of its type: a treasury of colour phrases and words, a accomplished source for exploring each element of colour and it many purposes around the disciplines and during the ages.Words are drawn from many various worlds together with paintings, artists, craft and layout, portray, printing and sculpture, the ornamental arts, gem stones, type, textiles, cosmetics, physics, maths, astronomy, chemistry, dyes, colorants, paints, biology, geography, geology, minerals, background, paintings background, social background, faith, philosophy, heraldry, mythology and symbolism, languarge, linguistrics, grammar, slang, literature [inc. the Bible and Shakespeare], tune, theatre, images, tv and movie, psychology and human habit, schooling, politics, trade, economics, finance, legislations, commute, struggle, imaginative and prescient and color-blindness, medication, medications and colour remedy, food and drinks, colour conception and lots of others.Who can buy this book?Writers, reporters, copywriters, picture, cloth and style designers, artists and illustrators, artwork scholars, artwork critics, decorators, architects, set designers, colorists and dye-makers, colour scientists, product designers, product originators and sellers, brands of paints and wall-papers, language fans, word-lovers and dictionary creditors, common libraries and educational libraries when it comes to the above disciplines.
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Popular for fashion fabrics but ‘renamed’ camel, taupe, stone or sand to avoid appearing dated! Beige has the same meaning as écru and grège each being French terms for wool or cloth in its unbleached condition and originally designating a grey colour. First recorded as a colour in 1879. Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B 37 c Beige One of the 140 colours in the X11 Color Set. It has hex code #F5F5DC. n belleric, beleric An Indian fruit producing a black dye; the dye itself. vb belt; to To colour by means of stripes.
C berettino A bluish-grey hue used in the glazing of the Italian pottery, Maiolica. n Berlin black Black pigment; a black varnish used on iron. c Berlin blue Often the same as Prussian blue but also a lighter sapphire blue. a berry-coloured Used as regards make-up to describe the red/violet colours. Also ‘berry’. c beryl Pale sea-green or greenish-blue being the colour of the stone, beryl; hence berylline – of the colour of beryl. a bespeckled Marked or covered in speckles or spots. n beta-apo-8’-carotenal The orange/reddish yellow food additive (E160(e)).
N blancmange A thickened dessert made from milk and resembling jelly in its consistency – literally ‘white food’ and originally describing a meal of white fish or white meat. c blancmange-pink A pale pink. n blanco A substance used to whiten leather. a bland Colourless, insipid, lacking in stimulation. c blatta Purple; also the name for silk dyed purple. n blaze A white stripe on the faces of certain cats, dogs and horses stretching from between the eyes to the muzzle or mouth. a blazing Flaming, shining.
A Dictionary of Colour: A Lexicon of the Language of Colour by Ian Paterson