Iron is a metallic element that has a silver color and reflective appearance in its pure form. Iron is highly reactive such that it easily turns red, orange or black when exposed to oxygen. Many alloys of iron, such as steel or stainless steel, are silver. Other iron alloys are black, particularly wrought iron and cast iron that are black due to their low carbon content as compared to steel. These alloys were common in the 19th century but their use went into decline with advancements in steel making. As such, black iron has a classic Victorian-era feel to it. The following palette illustrates the various colors of iron.
Wrought Iron #2
Metallic colors have a shiny property that isn't replicated by digital displays such that the silver colors of metals tend to be unimpressive as a flat color. This can be corrected with textures that create a sense of glow and reflection.
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