• WordNet 3.6
    • n coloration choice and use of colors (as by an artist)
    • n coloration appearance with regard to color "her healthy coloration"
    • n coloration the timbre of a musical sound "the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Colored Sculptures in the Palace Colored Sculptures in the Palace
English sgraffito, or scratched, ware—one of the most colorful types of pottery unearthed at Jamestown English sgraffito, or scratched, ware—one of the most colorful types of pottery unearthed at Jamestown
Colorful Spanish maiolica found which appear to have been made before 1650 Colorful Spanish maiolica found which appear to have been made before 1650
Oil Colors Oil Colors
The Color Box The Color Box
The color Spectrum The color Spectrum

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 2002, the most popular car color in North America was silver.
    • n Coloration The act or art of coloring; the state of being colored. "The females . . . resemble each other in their general type of coloration ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hens can distinguish between all the colors of the rainbow.
    • n coloration The art or practice of coloring, or the state of being colored; a coloring.
    • n coloration Specifically, the special character or appearance of the colors and colored marks on a surface; an arrangement of colors.
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  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
  • Marc Chagall
    Marc Chagall
    “All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.”
  • Leigh Hunt
    “Colors are the smiles of nature.”
  • Paul Klee
    “Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    “Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”


Color bar - Rules that restrict access on the basis of race or ethnicity are a color bar.
Horse of a different color - (USA) If something is a horse of a different color, it's a different matter or separate issue altogether.
Rose-colored glasses - If people see things through rose-colored (coloured) glasses, they see them in a more positive light than they really are.
Show your true colors - To show your true colors is to reveal yourself as you really are.
With flying colours (colors) - If you pass something with flying colours (colors), you pass easily, with a very high mark or grade.


In literature:

To place white by the side of a color heightens or intensifies the tone of that color.
"Color Value" by C. R. Clifford
They wasn't colored teachers.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
They make a color-discord so intense as to be positively painful to the eye that has keen color-sense.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
These scales fix each new perception of color in the child's mind by its situation in the color solid.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
With color knit 2 rows plain; then with white knit 8 rows in single rib; repeat the last 10 rows, and again knit 2 rows plain, with color.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
In lighter colored forms the pileus is at first light leather color to cream color.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Where the rings are extremely narrow, the dark portion of the ring is often wanting, the color being quite uniform and light.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
What colors, what fragrance!
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
And everywhere color, color, color.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The whole is covered with a sort of green-colored sauce.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
So also the color-play of a deeply colored fancy diamond is diminished by absorption.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
Neither side lak de color of your skin.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Where every effort is made to prevent colored people from obtaining any money, they are of course often unable to pay the penalties imposed.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
Other colors are mixed by substituting the equivalent of the color to the black.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
Potassium colors the flame purplish-violet.
"The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis" by Frederick Hutton Getman
The berries and seed are crimson (scarlet) color when ripe in the fall.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The dwarf varieties are the most desirable, and the two colors, blue and white, may be planted together.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Squaws sit picturesquely about the streets, clad in gay colors, with their wares spread out on the sidewalk in front of them.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
Our Black Duck does not change color with the season, nor is the male different in color from the female.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
Skins tanned with sumac are light-colored and can be dyed any desired color.
"Library Bookbinding" by Arthur Low Bailey

In poetry:

One slim hand crumples up the lace
About your bosom's swelling grace;
A ruby at your samite throat
Lends the required color note.
"Senorita" by Madison Julius Cawein
But whenever the roof camme white
The head in the dark below
Was a shade less the color of night,
A shade more the color of snow.
"They Were Welcome To Their Belief" by Robert Frost
Grief may have thought it was grief.
Care may have thought it was care.
But neither one was the thief
Of his raven color of hair.
"They Were Welcome To Their Belief" by Robert Frost
Flaars whose colors breetest are,
Oft delight awr wond'ring seet;
But ther's others, humbler far,
Smell a thaasand times as sweet.
"Take Heart!" by John Hartley
And buttercups must always be
The same old tiresome color—
While daisies dress in gold and white,
Although their gold is duller.
"Discontent" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Then we had another President, —
What do you call his name?
Well, if the colored folks forget him
They would'nt be much to blame.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

Michael Skaff, head of floral design for FTD and one of the Color Marketing Group's designers, says a splash of color can help people adjust to a time change.
Fall color peaks each November, but in October the Pinal Mountains near Globe boast colorful aspens and maples along the topmost miles of Six Shooter and Ice House Canyons.
Equipped with 90 3W LEDs, the ARC90 is IP65-rated, with the options of customizing housing color, LED beam angle, and LED color type.
During this lesson, children discovered light divides into different colors, and astronomers can determine what type of gas stars are made of by looking at their color patterns.
Glide over woodlands painted in vibrant fall colors and marvel at nature's stunning red and gold hues in Fall Color Aerials and Fall Colors 2, the newest royalty-free stock footage collections from Artbeats.
The NBA is launching women's pumps with the Heat's colors and logo, plus the colors and logo of each of its 29 other pro-basketball teams.
The beads come in every color and shape, spilling over their containers like colorful candy.
Iolite Beads -Colorful Choice in Colored Gemstones Beads .
Nov 27, 2012 Fall Colors Listen A look at fall color and an easy chore to make the most of perennials.
The Color Me Rad 5K made its way to Utah Valley University over the weekend, raising money for the university's scholarship funds and giving Utah County a splash of color.
Among the recurring themes at this year's Emmy Awards show was the color burgundy - a hot, or rather cool and warm color - that's popping up in all kinds of ways in this season's fashions.
Taxicabs in the nation's capital will soon sport a uniform color scheme, and residents will get to choose what colors they like best.
"People are much more knowledgeable about the fact that color impacts your sense of being and well-being," said Leslie Harrington, president of Old Greenwich based LH Color , a color research and consulting firm.
Coloring Pages created by Download all 10 coloring pages.
LEE Filters has launched a new range of 19 of the most popular Lee colors in its new LED Filter range to address issues of using colored lighting filters in front of a cool white LED or mixing cool white LED plus tungsten sources.

In science:

Let Γ be a finite set of colors and F ′ a finite set of Γ -colored digraphs (relational structures), where we color al l of the vertices.
NP by means of lifts and shadows
Let Γ be a finite set of colors and F ′ be a finite set of Γ -colored digraphs (relational structures), where we color al l of the vertices.
NP by means of lifts and shadows
Let F ′ consist of all monochromatic edges (colored by any of the b colors) and all the stars with a + 1 vertices colored by at least a + 1 colors.
NP by means of lifts and shadows
A graph G is k-colorable if one can assign k different colors to the vertices of G so that the colors of adjacent vertices are different.
Local resilience of graphs
Since 2-colorability is a monotone property, it fol lows, as in Bol lob´as , Theorem 2.2 and a similar remark in , that if the resulting hypergraph is almost surely non-2-colorable (2-colorable) in one model then this is true in the other model as wel l.
How many random edges make a dense hypergraph non-2-colorable?
Color all the vertices in X by color 1 and vertices in Y by color 2.
How many random edges make a dense hypergraph non-2-colorable?
By our construction, any 2-coloring of Z in which singletons in R′ get prescribed colors and no 2-edge is monochromatic gives a proper 2-coloring of R.
How many random edges make a dense hypergraph non-2-colorable?
We color the edges of each new subgroup in the same color, the edges of the different subgroups - into different colors.
On Connected Diagrams and Cumulants of Erdos-Renyi Matrix Models
Either this third hexagon has already been colored or one tosses a coin to decide the color, and then the path makes another step along an edge separating two hexagons of different colors.
LERW as an example of off-critical SLEs
The first term in the sum represents the three primary peak sensitivities (colors) of photons while the second represents the three types of cones each responding to the light of the corresponding color - the cones are color specific to a large extent.
Quantum Mechanical Basis of Vision
In the multi-matrix case, we color the ribbons by the number of a matrix, and color the white vertices so that only the ribbons of matching color can be attached.
Duality of real and quaternionic random matrices
Theorem 2.3 Let H be a fixed t-colored graph with r edges, s vertices, maximum degree ∆ with automorphism group (with respect to coloring) Autc(H ), and let G be a t-colored graph of order n.
On kaleidoscopic pseudo-randomness of finite Euclidean graphs
If T is a non-quandle rack, the set of colorings of arcs of a link diagram by elements of T satisfying the coloring condition at every crossing is invariant only under blackboard-framed isotopy – type I Reidemeister moves which change the framing of the knot also change the number of colorings.
Link invariants from finite racks
Traveling around a component, to get a valid coloring the end color must match the initial color, so we must go through N crossings (counted algebraicially).
Link invariants from finite racks
There are N choices of starting color for each component and every pair produces exactly one coloring, so there are N 2 total colorings.
Link invariants from finite racks