Ebony

Ebony
Ebony is a very dark black color with undertones of brown and sometimes olive. Its name derives from the dark heartwood of the ebony tree, a native tree of India and Sri Lanka. Ebony wood is famously used for the black keys on a piano. First used in the English…

Periwinkle

Periwinkle
Periwinkle is a gentle color named after the lesser periwinkle herb. It is in the indigo family and is a shade somewhere between blue and violet. To the naked eye, it appears pale blue with hints of lavender throughout. The hex triplet code for periwinkle is #CCCCFF. Brief history of…

Seafoam Green

Seafoam Green
Seafoam green is one of the softest colors associated with the ocean. With notes of green and blue, but also with a small tint of grey, this unfortunately also makes the color comparable with others. With a hex code of #93E9BE, it is also mostly likened to the color mint…

Royal Blue

Royal Blue
Royal blue is a shade of blue that's lighter than navy blue. Since blue is one of the three primary colors, you can't mix colors together to get it. There have been some sources that have described royal blue as a purple-ish or even red-ish blue. You can mix blue…

Lilac

Read the word “lilac,” and you can almost smell the heady, sweet scent of the flowers that bloom for two blissful weeks at the end of May. The color does take its name from the flower -- a light purple shade with a slightly pinkish hue on the tips. The…

Do Dogs See Color?

Do Dogs See Color?
In the early 1990s, there was a music video by solo artist Phil Collins (formerly the lead singer of the band Genesis) frequently show on music television channels. The video follows a dog’s field of view. Sometimes the video has color to it, but when the camera switches lower and…

Mood Ring Colors and Their Meanings

Mood Ring Colors and Their Meanings
Mood rings have been a staple of New Age spiritualism for decades. Whether you're a true believer or simply interested in the novelty factor, the history and science behind mood rings are a fascinating look into the connections between our bodies and our emotions. Here's everything you need to know…

Champagne Color

The color champagne, which was named after the bubbly beverage, is a mixture of yellow and orange and closely resembles the color beige. When looking for the color champagne on the color wheel, it sits in the inner paler portion of the wheel. Champagne is a borderline neutral shade and…