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    [*] Eggplant? Purple, Quite Dark, leans slightly cool IMO and usually with high saturation. [*] Wenge? Near Black Brown. Not sure full source but highly stained but not fully ebonized wood get this name. [*] Royal Blue? Very old - Indigo. Somewhat later was a lighter high intensity shade between indigo and cerulean esp in France[*] Coquelicot? ... huh got me [*] Taupe? Beige-grey [*] Malachite? Green. Actual shade is silly as it is taken from a stone most noteworthy for having multi-tonal bands of green colour. [*] Primrose? (No, it's not pink) a soft light blue. I generally think of it somewhat between "powder blue" and sky.[*] Cobalt? Strong blue that matches the Cobalt oxide tone. Most commonly found in various glazes and glasses. So the blue and white ceramics found all all over the world. This somewhat varies over the world due to impurities...somewhat similar to indigo/wode

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    [*] Eggplant? Purple, Quite Dark, leans slightly cool IMO and usually with high saturation. [*] Wenge? Near Black Brown. Not sure full source but highly stained but not fully ebonized wood get this name. [*] Royal Blue? Very old - Indigo. Somewhat later was a lighter high intensity shade between indigo and cerulean esp in France[*] Coquelicot? ... huh got me [*] Taupe? Beige-grey [*] Malachite? Green. Actual shade is silly as it is taken from a stone most noteworthy for having multi-tonal bands of green colour. [*] Primrose? (No, it's not pink) a soft light blue. I generally think of it somewhat between "powder blue" and sky.[*] Cobalt? Strong blue that matches the Cobalt oxide tone. Most commonly found in various glazes and glasses. So the blue and white ceramics found all all over the world. This somewhat varies over the world due to impurities...somewhat similar to indigo/wode
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    Most of those are correct, but I googled "primrose" and it's yellow, not blue. It is about that level of intensity and lightness, though.
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    Most of those are correct, but I googled "primrose" and it's yellow, not blue. It is about that level of intensity and lightness, though.
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    Eh... I associate primrose with a flower. and I suck at IDing flowers. Wood, minerals, and boating knowledge gave me the rest.

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    • Eggplant? -- Most eggplants I have seen are a dark purple, almost black, but some are white, and some a lighter shade of purple. I would presume as a color name this is slightly lighter than the almost-black eggplants.
    • Wenge? -- I'd never heard of this. As a wild guess I'd say a pale blue, as in Wedgewood pottery.
    • Royal Blue? (I anticipate discussion about the type of blue this is) A fairly saturated, very slightly dark blue.
    • Coquelicot? I'd never heard of this. I'd guess a pale octarine.
    • Taupe? A very pale brown, like a beige.
    • Malachite? It's a greenish mineral, so I'd say a slightly dark green. Other copper minerals are blue.
    • Primrose? (No, it's not pink) Most flowers come in alternative colors, so I won't speculate what was chosen here.
    • Cobalt? I've heard of cobalt blue, but it could be like cadmium, where there are different cobalt salts of different colors.


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    Apropos of nothing, I loved reading some of the comments here. It was very fun to see the guesses and honestly informative to read peoples' comments about ability and bias through this medium.

    Someone should do a whole thread where people just list random really obscure colours and see if people can guess what they are without Googling them. We had chartreuse and vermillion already, what about:

    • Eggplant?
    • Wenge?
    • Royal Blue? (I anticipate discussion about the type of blue this is)
    • Coquelicot?
    • Taupe?
    • Malachite?
    • Primrose? (No, it's not pink)
    • Cobalt?

    I'm sure there are plenty more, those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I would look up more but... that would kind of defeat the purpose of the game.

    Geez. Okay, These are hard. English colour names are hard, Latin ones are much easier, since they have etymology I can guess.

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    Eggplant: sounds like a trick Question. Modern eggplants are Purple-black, while heirloom lines are, well, egg-coloured. I'm going with very dark purple.

    Wenge: oh, get off. That's impossible. No guess. Moving on.

    Royal Blue: Well, it's blue? A relatively deep blue. Might be interesting to see if it's different from Königsblau or bleu royal, though. Probably not that much.

    Coqueliquot: French name for the Poppy? So I'd guess a vibrant red.

    Taupe: eh? Sounds like a boring colour. Let's say… a type of grey or grey-brown.

    Malachite: as the Mineral. Copper Carbonate... hydroxide IIRC? So something like Cu(CO2)(OH)x. Very strong green.

    Primrose: geez, who knows. They have all manner of colours. There's a million variations. I would have guessed either pale yellow or pink, but from how you asked, I'm guessing not that. Uh... green? Violet?

    Cobalt: elemental Cobalt is just metallic, but various salts are used as dyes and they are all blue.

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    Most of those are correct, but I googled "primrose" and it's yellow, not blue. It is about that level of intensity and lightness, though.
    Interesting. I just googled Primrose and found this…


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    Quote Originally Posted by NulliusinVerba View Post
    Apropos of nothing, I loved reading some of the comments here. It was very fun to see the guesses and honestly informative to read peoples' comments about ability and bias through this medium.

    Someone should do a whole thread where people just list random really obscure colours and see if people can guess what they are without Googling them. We had chartreuse and vermillion already, what about:

    • Eggplant?
    • Wenge?
    • Royal Blue? (I anticipate discussion about the type of blue this is)
    • Coquelicot?
    • Taupe?
    • Malachite?
    • Primrose? (No, it's not pink)
    • Cobalt?

    I'm sure there are plenty more, those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I would look up more but... that would kind of defeat the purpose of the game.
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    Eggplant - going from the actual plant, a dark purple?
    Wenge - no idea, never heard of it
    Royal blue - a dark, saturated blue
    Coquelicot - that's the sound a rooster makes
    Taupe - some bluish grey, a hint of violet?
    Malachite - going from the mineral, some kind of green. On the bluish side, I would say.
    Primrose - if pink is out, then I have no clue
    Cobalt - a bright blue, as in 'cobalt-blue sky'


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    Quote Originally Posted by NulliusinVerba View Post
    Apropos of nothing, I loved reading some of the comments here. It was very fun to see the guesses and honestly informative to read peoples' comments about ability and bias through this medium.

    Someone should do a whole thread where people just list random really obscure colours and see if people can guess what they are without Googling them. We had chartreuse and vermillion already, what about:

    • Eggplant?
    • Wenge?
    • Royal Blue? (I anticipate discussion about the type of blue this is)
    • Coquelicot?
    • Taupe?
    • Malachite?
    • Primrose? (No, it's not pink)
    • Cobalt?

    I'm sure there are plenty more, those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I would look up more but... that would kind of defeat the purpose of the game.

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    - Eggplant? Purple
    - Wenge? That's a made up word and not a color
    - Royal Blue? Purple
    - Coquelicot? Also a made up word
    - Taupe? Puke green
    - Malachite? Silver
    - Primrose? Yellow
    - Cobalt? Blue. This is the only one aside from eggplant that I feel remotely confident about.
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    Interesting. I just googled Primrose and found this…


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    I did too, but since the question specified "not pink" I went with the second result.
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    Red? I'm colour-blind but I think I know this one

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    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?
    or is it just that I play pokemon, all my friends are nerds, and we thought Veridian first, and confuse Veridian with Vermillion all the time(both the cities and the color)?

    Legit curious. Let's see if I'm just crazy.
    I’m guessing the greenish mixup comes from viridian.
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    I never played on the fat gameboy, but that didn't help me figure out what half of the colors the towns in the egion are named for were. Literally the only reason I could guess cinnabar was some kind of red was because I know what cinnamon is and Blaine's a fire trainer. Cerulean is actually a semi-uncommonly used word, so I knew it was blue. Vermillion City had Lt. Surge, so I think yellow made the most sense to me.
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    The fact that Vermillion City has the Electric Gym led me to believe it was yellow. But it's actually red. I've known that for quite a while, actually. In fact, my first thought on learning it was "but...electricity is yellow!"
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    This is what I thought for a long time, Vermillion Gym was Lt. Surge, so Vermillion must be yellow. I had to learn that Vermillion was red later in life.

    On the other hand, Cerulean was one of my favorite crayons and I used it all the time - it was my favorite blue.

    BUT I didn't play Pokemon until Gold and Silver. I watched the anime before that, so I had no clue all the towns were color names. I knew Cerulean was, but thought nothing of it.


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    The red green show?
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    I google what Chartreuse is every time I heard the word.
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    It's between yellow and green.
    I had an interesting experience once where I was trying to find a quote from Cyberchase. I remembered THE Hacker wanting a fog or something he was spreading to be puce, his favorite color, but his minions misheard him and used chartreuse. "Chartreuse? I wanted Puce!"
    Now I might have misremembered all of that, but I came across a group of people who were arguing which was chartreuse and which was puce. Interesting times.
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    I've never met anybody else who knows The Red Green Show, so this is very exciting for me.
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    Kind of halfway between red and orange. Not red-orange or orange-red either, in my mental picture it has a rusty-brown tone to it.
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    That's actually a very easy question because of my native language, but the reasoning for it being easy actually brought me to think quite a lot about latin languages. You see, "red" is "vermelho" in Portuguese, which makes the question really easy for us. Usually, Spanish, French and Italian would have similar words, but nope, they've got "rojo", "rouge" and "rosso". That brings another layer of linguistic fun as you learn that the Portuguese word "roxo", which is kinda similar to those three words, means "purple", and "rosa", similar to the Italian "rosso", is "pink". And purple, again, has completely different names for all 4 languages ("roxo" in Portuguese, "púrpura" in Spanish, "mauve" in French and "viola" in Italian). So yeah, romance languages are similar, but apparently not so much. Then again, "púrpura", "pourpre" and "porpora" are also names for purple in Portuguese, French and Italian respectively. So yeah, there's that.

    By the way, the image that comes to my mind reading "vermillion" is actually orange, for Pokémon reasons. So in the end that wasn't a very easy question. At all.
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    I didn't check the internet, but I guess it's some type of purple.

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    I think it might be some shade of red?

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    Have known it's red for like... 20+ years. Once you've done color-theory and such in art school, as well as more advanced color-names, you learn to recognize specific shades of a color. Artists tend to be ones who are very picky and peculiar about correct color-naming (why else do you think off-white and beige have so many colors in-between with many different names?).

    Also in the Chinese constellations, you have the four symbols that are Azure Dragon, White Tiger, Black Tortoise, and Vermillion Bird, which represents the element of fire and is depicted as a red pheasant-like bird. So another point for people into mythology stuff.
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    Orange is my guess.
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