British Colour Standard - Saffron No. 54
Spring is here, and our featured colour is BCS Saffron, No. 54.
We are featuring bright yellows in our Spring trending section but did not want to leave out this strong, rich, orangey-tone.
Our original colour dictionary reference states ' A colour matched to the orange coloured stigmas of the crocus used for colouring and flavouring confectionary and liquors.' Other colour references connected to this golden Saffron colour include Crocus Yellow, Golden Yellow, Spanish Yellow and Tartan yellow.
Saffron contains a pigment, Crocin, which imparts a rich golden-yellow hue to textiles and dishes.
Referenced in a 7th-century BC Assyrian botanical treatise, it has been traded for over four millennia. Iran now accounts for approximately 90% of the world production of saffron.
A stunning colour, it was an easy one to include in the debut collection of 12 British Colour Standard Mugs.