BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD - Golden Buff No. 221


BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD - Golden Buff No. 221

A descriptive colour name introduce into seasonal ranges in 1945.

A very old colour name derived from Buffalo, through the Italian Buffalo. From Greek, boubalos (the old world ox).

Many varieties of Buffs are used in different industries, very often with adjectives as dark, light, deep, rich, tan etc.

Originally referring to the colour of the leather used in soldiers’ uniforms.

There are references to Buff as forming part of the facings on uniforms of the Trained Bands of London as long ago as 1572, and it has been stated that the East Kent Regiment derives its name “the Buffs” from the fact that they were the first regiment to use accoutrements of buffalo leather.

The facings used on the uniform today are a soft yellow, similar to Maize, B.C.S. 5.

This colour appears in the D.C.I.D. as Sienna Gold.



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