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Feb 20, 2012 11:18 AM CST
Name: Ted
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I am not much concerned what color you call something or for that matter what I call the color of a dahlia. I like using descriptive terms too. I am concerned that all dahlia colors should be placed into the common color terms so that each actual color of a dahlia is under one of the terms. And that the color breaks between the colors is scientifically done. The main colors should be from the generally accepted 11 color names. Once you have the color chips for each of the main colors sorted out, one could certainly name some of the chips as do the paint companies.

On this site authors have used words such as apricot, coral, amber, light purple, lilac, mauve, turquoise, teal, scarlet , crimson, cream, salmon, plum, magenta and many others. Each person using the color term seems to know what color the term represents but in reality as color names stray from the 11 basic colors, they lose their descriptive qualities. I have no idea what color teal and mauve are(is it a guy thing?). I think I know what lilac is but since there are numerous shades of lilac flowers, my color chip may be different than yours. Once the color chips of dahlia colors are properly assigned, a subset of common names could be applied to certain color chips.

Meanwhile, I will be using numerous descriptive names for colors of dahlias too. Some that I have not seen here are: gold, hot pink, brick red, black red, competition orange, cherry red, maroon, violet, mustard, lemon, heliotrope,
royal purple, blood red, and many, many more.

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