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Rare Colors You've Probably Never Heard Of

Colors. We see them everywhere. It’s our world. We know them. We use them every moment. You probably know those basic colors as red, purple, yellow, blue, green, white and possibly many more. You may know that the primary colors are red, blue, and yellow, as they can’t be made through the mixing of other colors. You may also know secondary colors created by mixing two primary ones (pink, orange).

But there are surely some colors that you’ve never heard of or maybe even seen. Check out the list below and verify your knowledge of colors’ names!

1. Sarcoline

It means ‘flesh-colored’. Some kind of beige, if you want. Sarcoline shoes with high heels are the best trend in fashion during some previous seasons, if you remember.

2. Coquelicot

Another word for poppy. You can see it on flowers. You can call it ‘pink’, but it’s not the same.

3. Smaragdine

Emerald green. Color of rich jewelry, glory and high status.

4. Mikado

It's a Japanese word for a comic opera. We call this ‘bold yellow’, or whatever you like to call this interesting color.

5. Glaucous

Glaucous was first used in 17th century, but it's more than a hue of blue. It describes that strange natural powdery on fresh grapes and plums.

6. Fulvous

Another way of saying ‘orange’! You can see fulvous on birds: owls or duckswith their brownish-yellow feathers.

7. Xanadu

It's a Chinese city. At the same time the gray-green color of the philodendron leaf. Very unusual.

8. Falu

The deep red often seen on barns is Falu. It's named for the Swedish city of Falun, where people worked in a copper mine.

9. Eburnean

Truly ivory, but not exactly. Obviously, ivory's not completely white; it has a little yellow shade. Now see at this color and think.

10. Amaranth

It means something eternal and beautiful. The color itself is between rose, red and coral. Pretty nice and bright, but not so easy for our eyes to see the difference.


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