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Colour Trivia

  1. Colour midway between yellow and orange which gets its name from a fossilized tree resin?
  2. A dark red-purplish colour which takes its name from a French wine?
  3. A reddish-brown colour with a name derived from the ink sac of a common cuttlefish?
  4. A dark grey-brown colour with a name derived from the French word meaning "mole"?

  5. A variation of the color cyan which get's its name from the Latin for water?
  6. A deep to vivid reddish pink which gets its name for the French word for cherry?
  7. A vivid pinkish-purplish-red colour named after a flower given its name by a French botanist?
  8. A tint of off-white as well as a medium pale tint of yellow, first recorded as a colour name in English in 1925?
  9. A vivid red which get its name from the cassocks worn by senior members of the Catholic clergy?
  10. A pale tone of brown with a name derived from oak bark used in leather making?
  11. A deep blue colour pigment with a name which means "beyond the sea"?
  12. A sandy beige colour with a name derived from Hindustani meaning "dust-coloured"?
  13. A colour between red and blue named after a dye producing this colour which was in turn was named after an 1859 battle?
  14. One of the oldest colour names in English, a pale brown identical to desert, camel and wood brown that is the colour of withered foliage?
  15. A brownish purple colour popular in 19th-century French fashion which gets its name from the French word meaning "flea"?
  16. A pale purple colour named after the mallow flower?
  17. Orangish red colour with a name meaning "small worm" in Latin because the dye it was named after was originally obtained from small worms?
  18. Very pale brown colour which gets its name from the French word for the colour of natural wool?
  19. A greenish-blue colour that gets its name from a duck's feathers?
  20. A colour between blue and green derived from the Ancient Greek word meaning "dark blue enamel, Lapis lazuli"?


  1. Amber
  2. Burgundy
  3. Sepia
  4. Taupe
  5. Aqua
  6. Cerise
  7. Fuchsia
  8. Vanilla
  9. Cardinal
  10. Tan
  11. Ultramarine
  12. Khaki
  13. Magenta
  14. Fallow
  15. Puce
  16. Mauve
  17. Vermillion
  18. Beige
  19. Teal
  20. Cyan