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