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BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD - Delft Blue No.144

There has been much controversy about this colour name. Some people have ascribed this name to the average colour found in Delft tiles, some to the colour predominating in Dutch paintings, including those of Vermeer of Delft. The colour here represented is the darkest blue tone found in Delft pottery, although lighter tones of a redder and lighter hue are seen in the tiles.  

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BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD - Champagne No. 385

A comparatively new colour name. It was found necessary to introduce this slightly more orange colour, compared to biscuit, to the BCS Dictionary to meet the requirements of the interior decoration industries. The descriptive name was adopted following many demands for standardisation. Taken from the wine and general representation of samples submitted by textile and other colour using industries.

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