Color of Elephant’s Breath…

grey2Speaking of color names…what is the color of Elephant’s breath? Here is a blog post that talks about the color of elephant’s breath at Mind if I Knit, which is a paint color made by Farrow&Ball. Elephant’s breath also appears in the title of an upcoming book- Elephant’s breath and London Smoke- or to order your advance copy visit here.

Have you ever read about a Victorian dress, and wondered:
“What color, exactly, is heliotrope?”

Did you ever read an Elizabethan novel and say:
“Did anyone really wear Puke?”

When Chaucer wrote: “his eyen bright citrin” –
did you wonder about what color is citrin?

Have you wondered when aniline dyes were invented,
how indigo was used, or how black fabric was dyed?

Perhaps you have wondered when the color London Smoke was used,
or when Eiffel red was invented.

Here is the book to tell you!

Elephant’s Breath
and
London Smoke

Historical Color Names,
Definitions, and Uses

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