Thursday, September 3, 2009

Color of the Day - Royal grene

Royal grene, 1380 – Among the most popular were “royal grene;” which from ancient miniatures we should judge to have been a fine grass-green with a distinct dash of yellow in it, like the colour of a sunlit leaf.
Contemporary Review, September 1883

excerpt from: Elephant's Breath & London Smoke
A Dictionary of Color in History
edited by Deb Salisbury
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