Pompeian red

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pompeian red (Art) A brownish red approaching maroon, supposed to be imitated from the color of the wall panels of houses in Pompeii, which were decorated during the last age of the Republic.
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Usage

In literature:

The Temple of Music was a Pompeian red, Horticultural Hall orange, with details of blue, green, and yellow.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
He lets his fingers stray more than once over the red-stained limbs of real sun-burnt "Pompeian" heathenism.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
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