Color your World: Cornflower


Cornflower blue, is a shade of medium-to-light blue containing relatively little green compared to blue. This hue was one of the favorites of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, his other most-noted favorite being yellow.

The most valuable blue sapphires are called cornflower blue, having a medium-dark violet-blue tone.

Crayola introduced this colour in 1949, in the box of 48 crayons. WikipediaIMG_4303badge

Color your World : Chestnut

Chestnut is a color, a medium reddish shade of brown(displayed right), and is named after the nut of the chestnuttree.

Indian red is a similar but separate and distinct color fromchestnut.

Chestnut is also a very dark tan that almost appears brown.

The name chestnut derives from the color of the nut of the chestnut tree. The first recorded use of chestnut as a color term in English was in 1555.

Deep chestnut is the color called chestnut in Crayola crayons. This color was also produced in a special limited edition in which it was called Vermont maple syrup.

At the request of educators worried that children (mistakenly) believed the name represented the skin color of Native Americans, Crayola changed the name of their crayon color “Indian Red”, originally formulated in 1958, to “Chestnut” in 1999. In reality, the color Indian red has nothing to do with American Indians but is an iron oxide pigment the use of which is popular in India.IMG_1799


Color your World : Cerulean tail feathers

Cerulean, also spelled caerulean, is a color term that may be applied to certain colors with the hue ranging roughly between blue and cyan, overlapping with both. It also largely overlaps with azure and sky blue, although cerulean is dimmer.

The first recorded use of cerulean as a color name in English was in 1590. The word is derived from the Latin word caeruleus, “dark blue, blue or blue-green”, which in turn probably derives from caerulum, diminutive of caelum, “heaven, sky”. Crayola produced this colour from 1949–1958.



Color Your World – Cerise

Cerise is a deep to vivid reddish pink.

The color name comes from the French word “cerise”, meaning cherry. The word “cherry” itself comes from the Norman cherise.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first recorded use of cerise as a color name in English was in The Times of November 30, 1858. This date of 1858 as the date of first use of the color name is also mentioned in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color. However, it was used at least as early as 1845 in a book of crochet patterns.

The color name cerise has been in use for this color since 1993 by Crayola.IMG_4952