Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Color of the Day - Mouse

Mouse, 1886 – The darker shades of gray – such as mouse-gray… – are very much worn just now, and, when relieved with slight trimmings of cut-steel or antique silver, have a very refined aspect. These tints are only becoming, however, to persons with a very brilliant complexion, as they make pale persons look paler, and give a positively green hue to a sallow skin.
Peterson’s Magazine, April 1886

excerpt from:
Elephant's Breath and London Smoke
edited by Deb Salisbury
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