color names

Color in Elizabethan Dress

  • Other color names used needing further research from this period: DOVE-GREY, PANSY, SCRATCH FACE, VERDIGRIS, DAWN, WATER-COLOR, BEANS-BLUE, APE’S LAUGH, CRISTALLINE, SMOKED OX, TRISTAMI, FLOWERING RYE, FADING FLOWER, GOSLING GREEN, CANARY, ARGENTINE, MERRY WIDOW, RESURRECTION, KISS-ME-DARLING, CHIMNEY-SWEEP, AMARANTH, FLAX-BLUE, BOTTLE GREEN, JUDAS-COLOR, OX-BLOOD, DYING MONKEY, BROWN BREAD, MORTAL SIN, HAM-COLOR, and LOVE-LONGING.
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