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aene(o)us                    green

alabaster                      pink

albescent                     white

amaranth                     red

amaranthine                red

amber                           orange

amethyst                     purple

ancient red                  red

apple green                 green

apricot                         orange

aqua                             blue

aquamarine                 blue

argent                          white

argentine                     white

ash-en(-y)                   grey

aubergine                    purple

auburn                         brown

aureate                         yellow

azure                            blue


baby blue                    blue

battleship grey           grey

bay                               brown

beetroot purple          red

beige                            yellow

bice blue                      blue

bice green                   green

bilious                          yellow

biscuit                          brown

bisque                          yellow

bister (bistre)              brown

bittersweet                  orange

blond(e)                       yellow

blood red                     red

bloody                         red

blowzy                         red

blue-black                   black

blush                            red

bois de rose                red

bole                              brown

bordeaux                     purple

bottle green                green

brass (y)                      orange

brick red                      red

bronze                          brown

brunet(te)                    brown

buff                              yellow

burgundy                    red

burnt almond              brown

burnt sienna               orange

butterscotch               brown


café-au-lait                  brown

Cambridge blue          blue

canary                          yellow

candy-apple-red         red

caramel                        brown

cardinal                        red

carmine                        red

carnation                     red

carroty                         orange

celadon                        green

cerise                           red

cerulean                       blue

chamois                       yellow

champagne                 yellow

charcoal                       brown

chartreuse                   green

cherry                          red

chestnut                      brown

Chinese red                 vermilion

chocolate                    brown

chrome green              green

ciner-eous(-ary)         black

cinnabar                      vermilion

cinnamon                    brown

citrine                           yellow

citron                           yellow

clair de lune                blue

claret                            red

cobalt blue                  blue

cochineal                     red

cocoa                           brown

coffee                           brown

copper                         red

coral                             pink

coral pink                    pink

coralline                       pink

cornflower                   blue

cramoisy                      red

cranberry                     red

cream                           white

crimson                        red

crocus                          purple

crushed strawberry   red

cupreous                     orange

cyan                             blue

cyanic                          blue


daffodil                        yellow

damask                        red

damson                        red

dandelion                    yellow

dapple-grey                grey

dead leaf                      brown

donkey-grey               grey

dove grey                    grey

drab                              brown

duck's-egg                  green

dun                               brown


ebony                          black

ecru                              brown

egg·plant                     purple

eggshell                       yellow

electric blue                blue

emerald                        green

erubescent                  red


faience                         blue

fallow                           yellow

fawn                             brown

ferruginous                 brown

fevered                        red

fiery                              red

fire-engine red            red

flamingo                      orange

flamy                            red

flavescent                   yellow

flax(en)                         yellow

flesh-coloured            red

flesh-pink                    red

florid                            red

flush-ed (-ing)            red

foxed                            brown

foxy                              brown

fuchsia                         red

fuchsine                      red

fuliginous                    black

fulvous                        yellow

fuscous                       grey


gamboge                     yellow

garnet                          red

geranium                     red

gilt (gilded)                 yellow

ginger                          brown

glaseous                      green

glaucous                     blue

glowing                       red

gold(en)                       yellow

grape                            purple

grass green                 green

gre(i)ge                        grey

grizzled                        white

grizzly                          grey

gules                            red

gunmetal                     grey


hazel                             brown

heather                        purple

hectic                           red

heliotrope                    purple

henna                           brown

hoar(y)                         grey

honey                          yellow

hot pink                       red

hyacinth                      purple


ice blue                        blue

incarnadine                 red

indigo                          blue

iron grey                      grey

ivory                            white


jasmine                        yellow

jaundiced                    yellow

jet(ty)                           black

jonquil                         yellow


kelly green                  green

Kendal green              green

khaki                            brown


lake                               red

lavender                      purple

leaden                          grey

lemon                           yellow

lilac                               purple

lily-white                     white

Lincoln green             green

liver                              brown

livid                              grey

luteous                        yellow


madder                         red

magenta                       red

mahogany                   brown

maize                            yellow

mandarin                     orange

manil(l)                         brown

marigold                      orange

marmalade                   orange

maroon                        red

mauve                          purple

Mazarine                     blue

midnight blue             blue

milk-white                    white

mocha                          brown

moss green                 green

mous(e)y                     brown

mud-coloured             brown

mulberry                      purple

murrey                         purple

mushroom                   brown

mustard                       brown


nasturtium                   yellow

Natal brown                brown

Nattier blue                 blue

navy blue                    blue

navy grey                    grey

nigrescence                black

Nile blue                      blue

Nile green                    green

nutmeg                        brown


oak                               brown

oatmeal                        brown

ocher (ochre)              yellow

off-white                      white

old gold                       yellow

old rose                       red

olivaceous                  green

olive (green)               green

olive drab                    brown

or                                  yellow

orchid                          purple

oxblood red                 red

Oxford blue                 blue

oxford grey                 grey

oyster white                grey


pansy                           purple

paprika                         orange

parchment                   yellow

pasty                            white

Payne's grey               grey

pea green                    green

peach                           orange

peacock                       blue

peacock blue              blue

pearl                             white

pearl grey                    grey

perse                            purple

petunia                        purple

piceous                        black

pistachio green          green

pitch-black                  black

platinum                      grey

platinum blond           white

plum                             purple

Pompadour                 pink

Pompeian red              red

ponceau                      red

poppy                          red

powder blue                blue

powder-grey               grey

primrose yellow          yellow

Prussian blue              blue

puce                             purple

pumpkin                      orange

putty                            brown


raspberry                     red

raven                            black

raw sienna                   brown

reseda                          green

rifle green                    green

roan                              brown

robin's-egg blue         blue

rose                              red

rose pink                     pink

roseate                         red

rosy                              red

rouged                         red

royal blue                    blue

royal purple                purple

rubescent                    red

rubicond                      red

rubiginous (-ose)       brown

rubious                        red

rubric                           red

ruby                             red

ruddy                           red

rufescent                     red

rufous                          pink

russet                           brown

rust(y)                          red


sable                            a. brown
                                      b. black

saffron                         orange

sage green                  green

sallow                          yellow

salmon                         pink

sand(y)                        yellow

sandalwood                brown

sang-de-boeuf            red

sanguine                     red

sanguineous               red

sapphire                      blue

saxe blue                     blue

scarlet                          red

sea green                     green

sepia                            brown

shell pink                     white

shocking-pink            red

silver                            grey

sky blue                       blue

slate (blue)                  grey

slate black                   black

sloe-black                    black

smoke                          grey

smutty                         black

snow-white                 white

solferino                      red

sorrel                            brown

spruce                          green

steel                             grey

steel blue                     blue

stramineous                yellow

straw yellow               yellow

sub-fusc                      brown

sulfur(ous)                  yellow

sunflower                    yellow

sunshine                     yellow

suntan                         brown


taffy                             brown

tan                                brown

tangerine                     orange

tattletale grey             grey

taupe                            grey

tawny                           brown

tea rose                        pink

teak                              brown

teal                               blue

tenné                            orange

terra cotta                    brown

testaceous                  brown

Titian                           brown

titian-red                      red

tobacco leaf                brown

toffee                           brown

Turkey red                  red

turquoise                     green

Tyrian purple              red


ultramarine                  blue

umber                           brown


Vandyke brown          brown

venetian blue              blue

venetian red                brown

verdant (virid)            green

vermeil                         red

vermil(l)ion                  red

vert                               green

vinaceous                   red

vinous                         red

violaceous                  purple

viridity                         green

vitelline                        yellow


walnut                          brown

warm                            red

Wedgwood                 blue

whitewashed              white

wine                             red


xanth-ic (-ous)            yellow


yellow ocher               yellow


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