Colors of every tone and shade, to the number of 1,400, are displayed in an index recently issued. There are no duplicates in the list, which was compiled from the productions of dye makers all over the world. Many scores seem exactly alike to the eye, but tests show that they are not. America sent samples from twenty-nine factories, while England and Germany were each represented by thirty-two.

  1. Toronto says: March 7, 201310:35 am

    Male humans can identify 8 of them.

  2. Hirudinea says: March 7, 20134:03 pm

    @ Toronto – Correction, Straight male humans.

  3. ladykatey says: March 7, 20138:09 pm

    And now, there are tens of thousands of Pantone colors… and I still cannot find chips that match references customers send to me!

  4. JMyint says: March 10, 201310:08 am

    I wonder if they included Antelope Firemist it there?


  5. Don F says: March 10, 20135:00 pm

    I remember my then-small daughters going absolutely ga-ga over one color name in the women’s clothing section of the J C Penney catalog: Pale Camel. Why that struck them as so funny, I’ll never know

  6. Stephen says: March 11, 20134:08 am

    Which reminds me of a small ad in our local paper on Friday. “Jaeger skirt, camel size, 14…” Amazing what you can do with a comma in the wrong place.

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