The Ladies' Home Journal
The New Colors and Materials
Author: Emma M. Hooper
Section I: "The New Colors and Materials"
Namesfor the New Colors
During the season many of the colors are spoken of by name, and as the latter does not often indicate what the shade really is, I subjoin a list of the chief shades and the French names by which they are known:
Popular Green Color Names
Rusee- a dark bluish green.
Emeraude- clear emerald green.
Mousse- medium olive.
Sphinx- medium grayish or mignonette green, also of the tint known as reseda.
Muguet- a very yellow light green.
Lagune- a light sea green.
Volga- light water green.
Serpolet and Caspienne- two yellowish stem greens.
Of these Russe, Emeraude, Sphinx, Mousse and Lagune are the taking shades.
Popular Brown Color Names
Vison- a bright golden shade.
Tobac- light tobacco tint
Modore- medium reddish brown.
Marron- a rich and very reddish brown.
Sparta- champagne color.
Beige- grayish tan.
Castor- a fawnish light brown.
Popular Old Rose Color Names
The old rose tints are exquisite.
Walkyrie- a bright shade strongly pink.
Sigurd- a dark purplish cast.
Diogene- lighter than Sigurd, but with a purple cast.
Lotus- a bright old rose.
Aubusson- a delicate and more pinkish shade.
Bengale- the palest of old rose that is almost pink.
Popular Blue Color Names
A line of electric or greenish blues shows two favorites, Saphirine and Libellule. Then follow up the scale, Lumineux, Azurine, Olympia, and Loie Fuller.
Saphirine- dark greenish blue
Libellule- a lighter tone of Saphirine.
Azur and Ciel- clear, pale sky or baby blue without the greenish tinge.
Alpin- a medium light blue faded, antique or old shade.
Leman- a paler shade of Alpin.
Loie Fuller- greenish sky blue.
Popular Purple Color Names
Ascanio- medium reddish purple.
Ophelia and Verveine- lighter and pinker shades of Ascanio.
Violetta- very dark reddish purple.
Mauve- pinkish lavendar.
Eveque- bishop's purple, a clear tint.
Digatale and Lobelia- two light pinkish heliottropes of the peculiar cast called antique or old shades.
Herni II- a purplish red.
Popular Red Color Names
Ribes'- reddish pink.
Roi- bright crimson.
Provins- clear, bright garnet or wine color.
Grenate- a yellowish garnet.
Tangara- a clear, dark cardinal red.
Popular Yellow Color Names
Yellows are not as well represented as before…
Epis- a light shade.
Ceres- a lovely gold.
Mais- a yellow cream.
Popular Gray Color Names
Argent- silver gray.
Nickel- a darker shade.
Palatine- clear medium gray.
Other Popular Color Names
Only one white is admitted, Ivoire. Two navy blues claim recognition, Marine and Matelot. But one clear pink ornaments the new card of sixty-six colors, and that is Corail.
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Names for the New Colors
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