Opalescent (constantly changes color slightly), opaline, pearlescent (pearly luster or gloss), iridescent (lustrous, rainbowlike colors, iridescent oil slick), nacreous (mother of pearl luster), chatoyant (changeable luster), ablaze (full of light or color), bleached (very pale), bold (bright, strong colors), brash (unpleasant strong color), chintzy/loud (too colorful tastelessly), dappled (covered with areas of light and shadows), dusty (tinted with gray, not bright), festive, fiery/flaming (bright red, orange and yellow), flamboyant/gaily/splashy/vibrant (brightly colored), fluorescent (reflects light), glowing (warm colors), jazzy (bright, colorful, attractive), mellow (soft and warm), monochrome (produces only black, white and gray), muted (not as bright as usual), pastel (pale soft color), psychedelic (brightly colored unusual patterns), sickly (pale unpleasant), sober (plain), somber (dark), translucent/watery/faded (very pale or light), two-tone (two colors), vivid (strong and bright), a riot of colors (mixed colors), Day-Glo (extremely bright yellow, orange, pink or green).
Peach/y (yellowish-pink), pink/y/ish/rosy, shocking pink (bright pink), salmon/ coral (pinkish-orange), hot pink, blush, flesh (yellowish pink), flush (reddish pink), rose.
Pink stones: chalcedony, danburite, petalite.
The color pink is associated with love, kindness and health. Even though pink is now associated with girls and feminity, in the medieval times men liked to wear pink hose. Two centuries ago, pink was considered a strong color fit for boys and blue was reserved for girls.
Pink encompasses the pin, the red and the purple.
Tickled Pink: to be happy.
Pink Slip: notice that employment is ending.
“In the 17th century, the word pink or pinke was also used to describe a yellowish pigment, which was mixed with blue colors to yield greenish colors.” Wikipedia.
There are pink sand dune in the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Pink_Sand_Dunes_State_Park
The Great Santa Cruz island in the Philippines has a pink beach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Santa_Cruz_Island
Purple (between red and blue), livid (dark purple or blue-gray), magenta (purple-red), lavender/lilac/mauve (light purple), Burgundy/claret (dark red), amethyst (light purple), violet (blue-purple), cattleya (medium purple), eggplant.
Purple Stones: Amethyst, Ametrine, Sugilite, Lavender Jade, Sugilite, Selenite, Iolite, Lavender Quartz, Lepidolite.
The purple color is associated with creativity and eccentricity therefore preferred by teen girls. It I also associated with royalty and spirituality. There’s a purple day in Canada for epilepsy awareness. Lavender, which is purplish-blue is a known treatment for epilepsy. The colour purple was once made using the mucus glands from a tropical sea snail named murex (or purpura in Latin). Carrots were purple until a Dutch gardener in the 16th Century. The Archbishop of Cyprus signs in purple ink. In Thailand, a widow would wear purple. The “purple heart” is a military decoration for those wounded or killed in battle. Japanese aristocrats wears purple.
ruby/claret (deep red), russet/rusty/sepia (red-brown), puce (between dark brown or dark red and purple), plum/my (red and purple), red/dish/ruddy, cinnamon, copper/y/ maroon (red-brown), crimson (dark purple-red), cerise (bright-red pink), sepia (old, red-brown), scarlet/cardinal, (bright red), vermilion (bright red or red-orange), wine (dark red), damask (grayish red), fuchsia (vivid purplish red), amaranthine (deep purple-red), coquelicot (poppy red).
Red stones: ruby, pezzottaites, imperial topaze, rubellites, andesine, carnelian, sard, fire opal, garnet, cuprite.
The color red is associated with passion and romance. In China, red is lucky. In Sweden, red was for the upper class. In India, a red mark on the forehead brings good fortune. Neolithic hunters covered their deceased with red powder and painted in red as a symbol of fertility. Red lights is used in the treatment of migraines and cancer. Japanese martial artists consider the red belt the highest achievement.
Red carpet treatment: privileged treatment
Red in the face: to blush
Seeing red: to get angry
Red flag: danger warning
Saffron (bright yellow and orange), sandy (pale yellow), straw-colored (pale brown-yellow), primrose (pale yellow), chrysochlorous (greenish-gold), citreous/lemony,
Yellow stones: amber, topaz, citrine, yellow calcite, yellow jasper.
The color yellow is linked to knowledge and maturity, sun and life, friendliness. It is the favorite color for a study room because it stimulates the mind. The ancient Egyptian painted everything gold because it meant eternity to them. It was also the colour of mourning. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, yellow was associated with duplicity and jealousy. In Japan, yellow is the colour of courage.
Yellow jack: a flag that signals quarantined ships.
Yellow journalism: newspaper article relying on sensations to sell more papers.
orangey, bittersweet (deep reddish orange), tangerine, apricot, sweet Potatoe, pumpkin.
Orange Stones: Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Fire Agate, Amber.
The color orange stimulates appetite and socialization. It stands out, even when seen at a distance. It helps us concentrate and meditate (Buddhist monks wear orange). During the Elizabethan Era in English history, orange was worn only by the nobility.
List of colors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors:_A%E2%80%93F
Pigments Through the Ages http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/intro/colors.html
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