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Shade of Colors Taken from Nature
There are some shades of colors which people in my country refer to some objects in nature to describe them.
There are some shades of colors in my country which people refer to some objects in nature to help them describe which color they mean.
Those nature objects are ranging from things you can find in the kitchen up to objects outdoor. I apologize if you find some of them are not so friendly to your ear (read: disgusting). I think why people need such references because of difficulties they deal in describing particular shades exactly.
So it really helps, for example, when you want to pick or express something in particular shade of color, you can use the following expressions as refferences :
Milky white, or cotton white. It's something with purely white .
Ivory white, it is white with a bit yellowish shade.
There is chili red and there is blood red,
All are about the same red,
If you get your pants wet,
don't put the blame on your love pet,
which sleeps on your lap.
Blood red or chili red, means red color which is similar to the red of blood or chili.
Horse-shit green, dark green color which looks like the faeces of horse.
Leaf-shoot green, light green which is like the green of leaf shoots.
Charcoal black, it is pitch black as black as charcoal.
Chocalate brown, it's something brown which looks like chocolate. Because of internalized percepcion, some students mistakenly say in their English lesson :
"I wear white shirt, blue trousers, black shoes ,and chocolate (which he means brown) hat to go to school ..."
Sea blue, blue color as blue as the color of sea water.
Salty -(duck) egg blue, it is blue color as blue as salty duck egg (only duck egg can be made salty) .
Lemon yellow, means as yellow as lemon.
Turmeric yellow, dark yellow like turmeric.
Egg plant violet, refer to a color as violet as egg plant.