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99 Types of Named Color
John Spacey, May 30, 2019
Named colors are colors that are associated with a word in a natural language such as English, French or Japanese. Every language has words for basic colors such as red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, black and white. It is also common for words to emerge to describe specific colors found in nature, architecture, fashion and art. Such color names can become part of a language such that they are defined in dictionaries. Color names are also associated with consumer products such as crayons, commercial products such as dyes and technologies such as operating systems. Modern visual designers commonly work with tools that can produce millions of unique colors. These are mostly specified with numbers that aren't well suited to human memory or thought processes. As such, there have been efforts to name large numbers of colors in order to make design environments more human friendly. The following color palettes include thousands of named colors from sources such as languages, culture, open standards or common usage.
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