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52 WC - Platinum

week 8 – Platinum

The first recorded use of platinum as a colour name in English was in 1918.  Platinum is a chemical element with the symbol… 148 more words

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52 WC - Carrot

week 7 – Carrot orange

The first recorded use of carrot orange as a colour name in English was in 1684.

The word carrot is first recorded in English circa 1530 and was borrowed from Middle French carotte, itself from Late Latin carōta, from Greek καρωτόνor karōton, originally from the Indo-European root *ker- (horn), due to its horn-like shape. 91 more words

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52 WC - Golden

week 6 = Golden

The first recorded use of golden as a colour name in English was in 1300 to refer to the element gold and in 1423 to refer to blond hair. 67 more words

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52 WC - Tan

week 5 – Tan

Tan is a pale tone of brown. The name is derived from tannum (oak bark) used in the tanning of leather.   The first recorded use of tan as a colour name in English was in the year 1590. 68 more words

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52 WC - Patina / Verdigris

week 4 – Verdigris (or Patina)

The name verdigris comes from the Middle English vertegrez, from the Old French verte grez, an alteration of vert-de-Grèce (“green of Greece”). 149 more words

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52 WC - Carnation

Week 3 – Carnation Pink

The first recorded use of carnation as a colour name in English was in 1535.

This month’s Luxe Box was the creative spark for this week’s colour challenge. 130 more words

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52 WC - Peach

Week 2 of my 2nd year of Colour is Peach.

The first recorded use of peach as a colour name in English was in 1588.   163 more words

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