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.
The colour widely used in the paint trade, has so far been unidentified with a constant example from the animal, vegetable or mineral world. Crayon Green has been selected from a great variety of fanciful names used by the textile and allied trades.
A descriptive name from a colour found in various cultivated species of columbine or Aquilegia, an Eastern North American native wildflower. The name "Columbine" comes from the Latin for "Dove, due to the resemblance of the inverted flower to five doves clustered together.
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.