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    Definitely some shade of red, but I'm not sure exactly which. I can thank VVVVVV, the indie game, for teaching me this (all of the crewmembers are named after the color they're drawn as).


    I feel like asking the kind of people who frequent a D&D/webcomic internet forum is probably a major selection bias of some kind, though. That's very much not a random sample of the population, and I feel like almost everyone here knowing might say more about this forum than your friend group.
    True, but I A, am just curious and in no way conducting a proper survey for analyses, and B, have no social media other than this site and don't want to ever be forced to do so for fear of the normal people.

    well, this site and youtube. but that's not exactly social.

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    It's a reddish orange - I know because after Digimon Tamers, I got really into the Four Symbols stuff in east Asian astrology, and one is the Vermillion Bird.


    I'm guessing, having not yet gone back and checked the spoilered posts, that this is a common reason people know this word.

    EDIT: Turns out I'm totally wrong - y'all are not nearly as big of weabs as I was at 13.
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    It's a reddish orange - I know because after Digimon Tamers, I got really into the Four Symbols stuff in east Asian astrology, and one is the Vermillion Bird.


    I'm guessing, having not yet gone back and checked the spoilered posts, that this is a common reason people know this word.

    EDIT: Turns out I'm totally wrong - y'all are not nearly as big of weabs as I was at 13.
    Nah, at least 2 of us knew it from pokemon. I did too but never placed the color.

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    Initially my mind was blank.
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    First serious thought to colour was a shade or purple, but then I started to wonder about a greenish/purple.

    Now I'll go back and look at what other people have said!

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    Initially my mind was blank.
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    First serious thought to colour was a shade or purple, but then I started to wonder about a greenish/purple.

    Now I'll go back and look at what other people have said!
    Isn't that the description of octarine, the colour of magic in Discworld?

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    Isn't that the description of octarine, the colour of magic in Discworld?
    "a fluorescent greenish yellow-purple" (as described in the colour of magic). I'm a big Discworld fan... that might have coloured my thinking! As a figure painter, I'm now realising that I should have known the right colour from the start. There's a good chance there's a tube, or paint jar of Vermilion in my collection.

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    There are also a fair number of colors that computers render differently then natural light, so looking up a color might not actually be helpful.
    To be fair, natural light isn't an uniform thing either, stuff looks different depending on the weather. but yeah, it's true that computers, being limited to expressing everything with floating numbers can't process the full color spectrum.

    Combine both and you get funny stuff like that black-blue/white-gold debacle which proves that people's very brains don't even see colour the same.
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    I think it's a shade of deep purple towards red, but I could be wrong.


    oh, well, fell right into that trap. And yeah, I'm on the Pokemon team.
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    It's a type of French liqueur with a distinctive color. The color is named after it.
    Indeed. It also as a pretty distinctive tast too. (very vegetal and sweet.)
    Though googling you may be a bit confused because nowadays the alcohol comes into two colors, a yellow one and a green one (which is a pretty deep green). But the color is defintively a yellow green. Closer to yellow in my opinion.
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    It's a type of French liqueur with a distinctive color. The color is named after it.
    So I'm the only on who thought "isn't that a breed of cat named after a French city"? So naturally thought chartreuse was kinda blue-grey.

    Edit: No I was thinking of Chartres, nice cathedral, no cats 5/10 (yes I been there once, my mom had onion soup she never stops talking about).
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    I google what Chartreuse is every time I heard the word. Before googling today, I sort of had an idea in my head it was something between grey and violet. Something like this.


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    It's not. It's between yellow and green.
    When I see or hear "Chartreuse", I always think of the Don Rosa comic where they search for mysterious in the woods. Otherwise I would also have expected some kind of grey/violet, for some reason. But my perception of words is always coloured (haha) by my mild synaesthesia.

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    So I'm the only on who thought "isn't that a breed of cat named after a French city"? So naturally thought chartreuse was kinda blue-grey.

    Edit: No I was thinking of Chartres, nice cathedral, no cats 5/10 (yes I been there once, my mom had onion soup she never stops talking about).
    Chartreux is actually a french cat breed, with a bluish-grey coat. Maybe that's where my colour association came from? All things chartreuse seem to be named after the Chartreuse Mountains in France and the monastery located there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iruka View Post
    When I see or hear "Chartreuse", I always think of the Don Rosa comic where they search for mysterious in the woods. Otherwise I would also have expected some kind of grey/violet, for some reason. But my perception of words is always coloured (haha) by my mild synaesthesia.



    Chartreux is actually a french cat breed, with a bluish-grey coat. Maybe that's where my colour association came from? All things chartreuse seem to be named after the Chartreuse Mountains in France and the monastery located there.
    Yes. That was my point. I thought it was named for Chartres. But it's not, as you say from mountains/monastery. Chartres doesn't have Chartreux cats and I find that to be a severe deficiency.

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    Funny, my earliest memory of 'chartreuse' comes from a late 80's educational pc game, but I definitively associate it with the translucent bits in Lego's Magnetron sets.
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    Is it cheating that my color palette literally has a color labeled vermilion?
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    Because it's slightly brownish red and called "vermilion red".
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblizz View Post
    Yes. That was my point. I thought it was named for Chartres. But it's not, as you say from mountains/monastery. Chartres doesn't have Chartreux cats and I find that to be a severe deficiency.
    Ah, I misunderstood.


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    All the Pokémon people flexing that they didn't have the fat Game Boy. You know what color Vermillion City was for me? Green. Same for Fushia City, and Celadon City, and Saffron City, and...
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    It's red.

    I actually remember the first time I encountered the term. It was in a Nintendo Power guide to Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, the third stage of which is titled - no joke - Vermilion Horror. And in the typical videogame world hierarchy of grassland forest water world ice world etc., this was the volcano level. As in, fire. As in, red. So that's how I first encountered the word, and the association I have.

    A more recent illustration from a few years ago is when I was memorialized as a Greater Deity here. Note the character's name - Vermeil, as in the Latin for red. Vermeil, as in vermilion.

    So, yeah. I know this one, thanks.
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    Orange-red

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    I associate "vermillion" with the "lucky red" painted on Asian palaces and temples, like torii gates, temple pillars, or the walls of the Forbidden City. The color is named after the physical pigment traditionally used to make that paint color.
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    Vermeil, as in the Latin for
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    . Vermeil, as in vermilion.
    Uh, are you sure? Never heard that as a Latin word, and -eil doesn't look like a Latin ending. French, maybe? The Latin root is Vermis, worm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    Uh, are you sure? Never heard that as a Latin word, and -eil doesn't look like a Latin ending. French, maybe? The Latin root is Vermis, worm.
    Correct. Red in Latin is ruber and vermeil is indeed French for vermillion.
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    Well... I know that one, but can't be too proud of it...

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    "Red" in my native language (Portuguese) is "Vermelho", so "Vermillion" being the name of some shade of red has always been pretty intuitive for me.

    Same way I remember Viridian as green (Verde) and Azure as blue (Azul).


    Does that count as cheating?
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    After reading this topic, I feel ashamed. I though vermillion was a shade of

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    Purple. Even worse to find out its my favorite shade of red and the one I like to wear. the most
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    I thought Vermillion was
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    I’ve generally thought of it as a shade of
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    bright red, historically derived from cochenile pigment
    , but I'm cheating - I knew this from the middle school.

    Green is verdigris, the words share the beginning, and you can conflate them if they aren't in your active lexicon.

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    I always assumed it was one of those blue-green colors. I did click your spoiler to see out of curiosity, but fair's fair, I'll fess up to my initial guess.

    Probably based on the fact that there was a Lake Vermillion near where I grew up, and I just always assumed that the color would be a lake kind of color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonfly7 View Post
    So, I've asked everybody I know, and only 1 guy said the right answer. Most people either have spent their whole lives thinking it's green, or thought it was yellow(Some just didn't know it was a color). Is this just me and my admittedly weird friend group? Half of these guys were artists. one dude described a green painting as "vermillion". post what you thought the color was.

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    It's red. I never knew that till 2 days ago.


    Is this the Mandella effect?
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    I always thought of it as "70's red, to go along with all the beige, rust, avocado, harvest gold, mustard yellow, etc." I guess it's not actually considered one of the iconic 70's colors, but I was thinking of the right shade.


    I don't know if I'd call it a Mandela effect. I think there's something of a meme out there that people don't know what Chartreuse, Fuchsia, Mauve, Puce, Taupe, or Vermillion looks like (or thought that melange is a color), and it becomes something of a self-fulfilling prophecy (because one focuses on the color out of that list that one didn't know).
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    I always thought of it as "70's red, to go along with all the beige, rust, avocado, harvest gold, mustard yellow, etc." I guess it's not actually considered one of the iconic 70's colors, but I was thinking of the right shade.


    I don't know if I'd call it a Mandela effect. I think there's something of a meme out there that people don't know what Chartreuse, Fuchsia, Mauve, Puce, Taupe, or Vermillion looks like (or that melange is a color), and it becomes something of a self-fulfilling prophecy (because one focuses on the color out of that list that one didn't know).
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    I will say, speaking french probably help a lot here seeing a lot of those colors are french words. (except Fushia who comes from German and technically, amusingly enough, Vermillon, tho it still does comme from Vermeille so close enough ).
    Even if not necessarily world for colors, there's at least one Proper noun (Fuchs is the name of a German botanist) after which, yes, the flower and then color was named, two animals, Taupe means mole in french and Puce means Flea and a liquor. And Mauve is well, Mauve, tho it does come, like the fushia, from a latin name for a plant: Malva, whose petals are, yes, Mauve. (Okay I'll be honnest, this one, I had to google.) Ethymology Etymology is fun
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    I will say, speaking french probably help a lot here seeing a lot of those colors are french words. (except Fushia who comes from German and technically, amusingly enough, Vermillon, tho it still does comme from Vermeille so close enough ).
    Even if not necessarily world for colors, there's at least one Proper noun (Fuchs is the name of a German botanist) after which, yes, the flower and then color was named, two animals, Taupe means mole in french and Puce means Flea and a liquor. And Mauve is well, Mauve, tho it does come, like the fushia, from a latin name for a plant: Malva, whose petals are, yes, Mauve. (Okay I'll be honnest, this one, I had to google.) Ethymology is fun
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