Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Color of the Day - Turquoise

Turquoise, 1872 – Turquoise blue, …is a most beautiful pale color, less cold than indigo, yet colder than ultramarine, …In dress, when not too brilliant, it is exceedingly becoming, especially to fair persons, adding gray to the shadows of the complexion, enhancing the rose of the cheek and any shade of yellow latent in the hair. It is, though not the brightest, the most penetrating of all blues.
Every Saturday, November 16, 1872

excerpt from: Elephant's Breath & London Smoke
A Dictionary of Color in History
edited by Deb Salisbury
Available at www.Mantua-Maker.com

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