CHROMA

RED
crimson, vermilion

fire & blood
ripe & bold
longwave deep

EARTH
orange, brown, pink, tan, olive, ocher, umber, ecru, beige
mineral  tones
fauna: animal life
skin & fur

YELLOW
amber to lemon
warm light
solar radiance

brightest hues in daylight vision

LEAFGREEN
ten thousand greens
spring into summer

bursting life, growing, flourishing
flora: gaias glorious cloak
photosynthesis
middlewave deep

SEAGREEN
aqua, cerulean, cyan, teal

cool light
lunar reflection

brightest hues in twilight vision
oceanic depth

BLUE
ultramarine, cobalt, lapis lazuli
water, sky, silence, coolness
luminous darkness
shortwave deep

VIOLET
transformation
conjunction of opposites

GRAY
neutral, calm, dormant, bones
deadwood, ashes, sand