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This page lists 17 colors, including 11 basic colors, that are distinct enough to warrant the inclusion. Or in other words is a mere extension of basic color scheme. The basic colors are red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink, brown, gray, black, and white. And the sub-basic colors are peach, cyan, lime, lilac, maroon, and gold.

Compositions Edit

There are two broad types of color: elemental colors (red, blue, yellow, black, white), and compound colors, containing one or more elemental colors (green, orange, purple, pink, brown, gray, peach, cyan, lime, lilac, maroon, gold). Green is an equal mixture of blue and yellow, orange is red-yellow, purple is red-blue, brown is orange and black, pink is red and white, gray is black and white, peach is yellow-pink, cyan is blue-green-white, lime is green-white, lilac is purple-white, maroon is red and black, and gold is yellow and brown.

Comparative tones Edit

pink cyan yellow lime peach lilac white
red blue gold green orange purple gray
maroon brown black

Inverted colors Edit

The following table displays the background colors inverted from the table above, while the texts remain the same. Of the 17 aliud colors, 8 of the corresponding negative colors are also aliud colors.

pink cyan yellow lime peach lilac white
red blue gold green orange purple gray
maroon brown black

Representations Edit

The following is common representations of all 16 of these colors.

Color Representations
red aggression, love, bad, passion, socialism, communism, Valentine's Day, heat, fire, hell, beauty, leadership, masculinity, injury, danger, blood, death, Christmas, volcanoes, error, blame, courage, mood, stop, sacrifice, struggle, failure, drug intolerance, wrong way
blue ice, water, ocean, sky, heaven, sadness, winter, police, royalty, boys, cold, calmness, magic, trueness, capitalism, sanctity, peacefulness, harmony
yellow sunshine, warmth, sand, desert, fun, happiness, warning, sanctity, preciousness, royalty, friendship, caution, slow, intelligence, cowardice, summer, Easter, autumn, electricity, celebration, joy, hope, praise, optimism, imagination, curiosity, wealth, vitality, fertility
green nature, growth, grass, forest, vitality, fertility, prosperity, good, freshness, fruitfulness, hope, success, calmness, recovery, rejuvenation, tolerance, jealousy, envy, youth, sickness, health, spring, St. Patrick's Day, abundance, money (US), military, monsters, devils
orange warning, autumn, desire, spirit, worship, fire, Halloween, Thanksgiving, prisoners, engineering, determination, compassion, endurance, optimism
purple royalty, Easter, upper class, poison, friendship, engineering, passion, sharing, wisdom, rage, feminism, homosexuality, sympathy, extreme
pink girls, love, health, breast cancer awareness, calmness, fairies, Valentine's Day, spring, Easter, beauty, cuteness, glamour, charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness
brown soil, wood, autumn, earth, skin, chocolate, coffee, caramel, stone, Thanksgiving, cruel, selfishness, plainness, rustic, poverty
gray depression, boredom, neutrality, undefinedness, old age, contentment, pessimism, metal, military, serenity, purity, joy
black death, misery, evil, devils, demons, African Americans, darkness, ash, abyss, pessimism
white ghosts, purity, softness, emptiness, God, life, sickness, lack, winter, snow, ice, heaven, Caucasian, peace, clean, air, sunlight, light, surrender, clouds, frost, milk, cream, good, cotton, angels, spirits, deities, weakness, bones, protagonist, innocence, drugs
peach skin, nakedness, sand, dust, drought, military
cyan sky, tranquility, calmness
lime fertility, spring, growth, energy
lilac spring, Easter, flowers
maroon sacrifice, bravery, mother earth
gold royalty, wealth, elegance, high status, supreme quality, glory

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