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the following is a set of proposed English names for all three nif dozen five RGB colors with five depth, meaning that their red, green, and blue values are all HEX00 (none), HEX40 (a fourth), HEX80 (half), HEXC0 (three fourths), or HEXFF (full).

(brackets on this page are used to show where very dark text is, [like this]. if you can't read text inside brackets, highlight it with your mouse.)

RGB color space is a cube. the eight corners of the cube are [black], white, red, yellow, lime (light green), cyan, blue, and fuchsia.

there are also twelve edges of the cube: pink, maroon, orange, beige, chartreuse, green (light green is called lime, remember?), mint, turquoise, azure, [navy], violet, and orchid.

and of course, there are the six faces of the cube: peach, olive, aquamarine, teal, lilac, and purple.

oh, and let's not forget the inside of the cube, gray!

the 325 (DEC125) colors named here are to these thirsy one (DEC27) colors as these thirsy one colors are to the eight cardinal colors.

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grayscale tones

WHITE - FFFFFF

white is the English name for this color.

closest HTML color: white (exact!)

SILVER - C0C0C0

silver is a light gray metal.

closest HTML color: silver (exact!)

GRAY - 808080

gray (also spelled "grey") is the English name for this color.

closest HTML color: gray (exact!)

IRON - 404040

iron is a dark gray metal.

closest HTML color: dimgray

[BLACK - 000000

black is the English name for this color.

closest HTML color: black (exact!)]

pale colors

CORAL - FFC0C0

corals are aquatic invertebrates that are sometimes pale pink.

closest HTML color: snow

SHALIMAR - FFFFC0

shalimar is an obscure name for a very pale yellow.

closest HTML color: lightgoldenrodyellow

LILY - C0FFC0

lilies are flowers that are sometimes pale green.

closest HTML color: palegreen

ONAHAU - C0FFFF

onahau is an obscure name for a very pale blue green.

closest HTML color: lightcyan

PERIWINKLE - C0C0FF

periwinkles are pale blue flowers.

closest HTML color: lavender

MAUVE - FFC0FF

mauve is the French word for "mallow", which is a pale purple flower.

closest HTML color: thistle

very light colors

HELIOTROPE - FF80C0

heliotropes are light pink flowers.

closest HTML color: hotpink

PEACH - FF8080

peaches are a light red fruit.

closest HTML color: lightcoral (exact!)

MACARONI - FFC080

Macaronian cheese is a light orange colored cheesy pasta casserole.

closest HTML color: burlywood

BEIGE - FFFF80

beige is a color that’s usually like way less yellow than this but honestly I’d like to see you find a better word for "very light yellow".

closest HTML color: lightgoldenrodyellow

REEF - C0FF80

reefs are sweet places for cool aquatic lifeforms to hang out in shallow water. they’ve got all sorts of colors in them and this light green is one of them.

closest HTML color: palegreen

AQUAMARINE - 80FF80

aquamarines are light blueish greenish gemstones. actual aquamarines aren’t quite this green, but the color people usually call "aquamarine" isn’t very aquamarine colored anyway.

closest HTML color: lightgreen

SEAFOAM - 80FFC0

sea foam (sometimes called "spume"??) is light colored foam from the sea.

closest HTML color: aquamarine

TURQUOISE - 80FFFF

turquoises are light blueish greenish gemstones.

closest HTML color: paleturquoise

MAYAN - 80C0FF

Maya blue is a light blue pigment created by the Maya people. even though it’s called blue, it’s more of a cyan and hey guess what there’s a word derived from "Maya" that sounds quite a lot like "cyan"!

closest HTML color: skyblue

LILAC - 8080FF

lilacs are light blue flowers.

closest HTML color: mediumslateblue

WISTERIA - C080FF

wisterias are light purple flowers.

closest HTML color: medium orchid

ORCHID - FF80FF

orchids are light purple flowers.

closest HTML color: thistle

faded colors

PUCE - C08080

puce is the French word for "flea", an insect which, as we all know, is reddish brown?

closest HTML color: rosybrown

SAND - C0C080

sand is a bunch of very small yellowy rocks that show up by water sometimes.

closest HTML color: yellow

MANTIS - 80C080

mantises are green insects.

closest HTML color: darkseagreen

NEPTUNE - 80C0C0

Neptune is a blue gas giant, the eighth planet from the Sun.

closest HTML color: cyan

GUMDROP - 8080C0

gumdrops are dome shaped candies that come in a lot of different colors, including this one.

closest HTML color: blue

LAVENDER - C080C0

lavenders are purple flowers.

closest HTML color: fuchsia

light colors

STRAWBERRY - FF4080

strawberries are a pink fruit.

closest HTML color: deeppink

SCARLET - FF4040

scarlet was a red cloth that was super expensive in medieval times.

closest HTML color: indianred

CRUSTA - FF8040

crusta is a citrusy sugary alcoholic drink.

closest HTML color: coral

TANGERINE - FFC040

tangerines are fruits that look like oranges but much smaller.

closest HTML color: darksalmon

CHEESE - FFFF40

cheese is a milky food that’s poison for most people. since it’s made of milk, it doesn’t have much of a color to it, so people usually dye it yellow to make it look tastier.

closest HTML color: yellow

PEA - C0FF40

peas are green seeds.

closest HTML color: greenyellow

PERIDOT - 80FF40

peridots are green gemstones.

closest HTML color: greenyellow

RADIUM - 40FF40

radium is a cool glowing rock Marie Curie found in the year 1 2442.

closest HTML color: limegreen

PARIS - 40FF80

Paris green is rat poison people used to use as a paint for some reason.

closest HTML color: mediumaquamarine

MARINE - 40FFC0

marine is a word that means "having to do with the sea or ocean". this greenish blue looks enough like the sea to be put in that category.

closest HTML color: turquoise

CELESTE - 40FFFF

celeste is the Italian word for "sky", though if you say it the English way it absolutely is not recognisable as such.

closest HTML color: cyan

SKY - 40C0FF

sky blue is the shade of blue that the sky is.

closest HTML color: cornflowerblue

SAPPHIRE - 4080FF

sapphires are blue gemstones.

closest HTML color: deepskyblue

CORNFLOWER - 4040FF

cornflowers are blue flowers.

closest HTML color: blue

GRAPE - 8040FF

grapes are a small purple fruit.

closest HTML color: mediumslateblue

AMETHYST - C040FF

amethysts are purple gemstones.

closest HTML color: mediumorchid

FLAMINGO - FF40FF

flamingos are birds that eat so much pink stuff that their whole bodies turn pink.

closest HTML color: plum

DAZZLE - FF40C0

dazzle is a kinda silly word that means "be confused due to overwhelming brightness", and therefore fits a bright color like this one pretty well.

closest HTML color: hotpink

soft colors

MULBERRY - C04080

mulberries are reddish berries.

closest HTML color: mediumvioletred

MARS - C04040

Mars, "the red planet", is a planet that's mostly red.

closest HTML color: red

TUSSOCK - C08040

tussock is a yellowy fire resistant grass.

closest HTML color: darkorange

TURMERIC - C0C040

turmeric is a ginger plant that's sometimes used as a yellow dye.

closest HTML color: yellow

SEAWEED - 80C040

seaweed is a greenish plant that grows underwater.

closest HTML color: lawngreen

APPLE - 40C040

apples are fruits that come in a wide variety of colors and flavors. the prototypical apple is red, but green apples have a more distinct color.

closest HTML color: limegreen

LILYPAD - 40C080

lily pads are the leaves of water lilies, which are kinda like lilies except they’re in the water.

closest HTML color: springgreen

PELOROUS - 40C0C0

pelorous is an obscure name for a soft cyan.

closest HTML color: cyan

STEEL - 4080C0

steel blue is the blueish color of steel that’s been made more rust resistant.

closest HTML color: slategray

PERSIAN - 4040C0

Persian blue is a shade of blue that was used in a lot of Persian art and architecture.

closest HTML color: blue

PLUM - 8040C0

plums are a purple fruit.

closest HTML color: slateblue

CYLAMEN - C040C0

cyclamens are light purple flowers.

closest HTML color: fuchsia

bright colors

PINK - FF0080

pink is the English name for this color.

closest HTML color: crimson

ROSE - FF0040

roses are red.

closest HTML color: crimson

RED - FF0000

red is the English name for this color.

closest HTML color: red (exact!)

VERMILLION - FF4000

vermillion (also spelled "vermilion") is an orangish red pigment.

closest HTML color: orangered

ORANGE - FF8000

oranges are an orange fruit.

closest HTML color: darkorange

AMBER - FFC000

amber is brightly colored fossilized syrup.

closest HTML color: coral

YELLOW - FFFF00

yellow is the English name for this color.

closest HTML color: yellow (exact!)

SPRINGBUD - C0FF00

spring buds are an early part of the budding process flowering plants go through in the spring. they’re typically light green, like this.

closest HTML color: greenyellow

CHARTREUSE - 80FF00

chartreuse is a French liquor that’s unappetizingly green for some reason.

closest HTML color: chartreuse

HARLEQUIN - 40FF00

harlequins are what rich Italians in history times thought of the working class. they’d say foolish things and wear silly green checkered clothes, those silly poor people.

closest HTML color: olivedrab

LIME - 00FF00

limes are a yellowish green fruit. you might notice that this color isn’t actually very yellow. in fact, it’s literally just light green. however, this particular light green is already called "lime" in HTML, so that’s what it’s called here.

closest HTML color: lime (exact!)

FLUORESCENE - 00FF40

fluorescene is a very uncommon and very cool name for fluorescent dye, a type of pigment that glows in the dark.

closest HTML color: mediumseagreen

MINT - 00FF80

mint is a reverse spicy flavor that comes from a family of plants with a particular shade of green leaves.

closest HTML color: springgreen

AQUA - 00FFC0

aqua is Latin for "water", which is basically this color. in HTML, "aqua" means the same thing as "cyan" for some reason.

closest HTML color: mediumaquamarine

CYAN - 00FFFF

cyan is the English name for this color, halfway between blue and green. this exact shade of cyan is called both "cyan" and "aqua" in HTML interchangeably. this naming scheme uses "cyan" for this color because of the CYMK subtractive color system standard in most printers.

closest HTML color: cyan (exact!)

DENIM - 00C0FF

denim is a blue fabric used for strong pants and really cool jackets.

closest HTML color: deepskyblue

AZURE - 0080FF

azure is the English name for this color, halfway between cyan and blue.

closest HTML color: slate gray

RIBBON - 0040FF

ribbon blue is an obscure name for a blue with a barely noticeable cyan tint.

closest HTML color: steelblue

BLUE - 0000FF

blue is the English name for this color.

closest HTML color: blue (exact!)

IRIS - 4000FF

irises are blueish flowers.

closest HTML color: rebeccapurple

VIOLET - 8000FF

violets are blue.

closest HTML color: slateblue

BYZANTINE - C000FF

Byzantine is the name of an empire from ancient history and a purple from modern history.

closest HTML color: mediumslateblue

FUCHSIA - FF00FF

fuchsias (they really have no business not being spelled "fuschias" but whatever I’m not a botanist) are pink flowers. this exact shade of pink is called "fuchsia" and "magenta" interchangeably in HTML. this naming scheme uses the name "fuchsia" because it’s objectively better.

closest HTML color: fuchsia (exact!)

MAGENTA - FF00C0

Magenta is an Italian town where some French people killed some Austrian people in 1 2335. in celebration, some French guy decided to rename the pinkish purple dye he originally called "fuchsine" after it.

closest HTML color: deeppink

dull colors

LOTUS - 804040

lotuses are reddish flowers.

closest HTML color: red

MUD - 808040

mud is what happens when dirt gets wet.

closest HTML color: olive

GOBLIN - 408040

goblins are evil little green men who may or may not be magic.

closest HTML color: lime

VERIDIAN - 408080

viridian is a dark greenish blueish pigment.

closest HTML color: dark cyan

CERULEAN - 404080

cerulean is the English name for a dark shade of sky blue.

closest HTML color: blue

THISTLE - 804080

thistles are dull purple flowers.

closest HTML color: dark magenta

dim colors

MONZA - C00040

monza is an obscure name for a dim shade of pink.

closest HTML color: crimson

CRIMSON - C00000

crimson is the English name for a strong shade of red.

closest HTML color: darkred

FIRE - C04000

fire is the hot thing.

closest HTML color: saddlebrown

GOLDENROD - C08000

goldenrods are yellow flowers.

closest HTML color: orangered

GOLD - C0C000

gold is a shiny yellow metal.

closest HTML color: yellow

PISTACHIO - 80C000

pistachios are greenish nuts.

closest HTML color: olivedrab

AVOCADO - 40C000

avocados are the reason millennials aren’t buying houses.

closest HTML color: darkolivegreen

EMERALD - 00C000

emeralds are green gemstones.

closest HTML color: forestgreen

MALACHITE - 00C040

malachites are blueish green gemstones.

closest HTML color: seagreen

GRUE - 00C080

grue is a word used to translate languages that don’t distinguish between green and blue.

closest HTML color: mediumseagreen

ROBINSEGG - 00C0C0

robin's eggs are light blue eggs that sometimes have robins in them.

closest HTML color: darkcyan

LOCHMARA - 0080C0

lochmara is an obscure name for a dark shade of cyan.

closest HTML color: steelblue

COBALT - 0040C0

cobalt blue is a blue pigment made of cobalt.

closest HTML color: steelblue

LAPIS - 0000C0

lapis lazulis are blue gemstones.

closest HTML color: mediumblue

INDIGO - 4000C0

indigo is the English name for a dark purplish blue.

closest HTML color: darkslateblue

TYRIAN - 8000C0

tyrian purple is a purple dye that was used by nobility in history times.

closest HTML color: darkslateblue

CERISE - C000C0

cerise is the French word for "cherry", which is a pink fruit.

closest HTML color: darkmagenta

FLIRT - C00080

flirt is an obscure name for a darkish shade of pink.

closest HTML color: crimson

dark colors

SIREN - 800040

siren is an obscure name for a dark shade of pink.

closest HTML color: crimson

MAROON - 800000

maroon is the English name for this color, dark red.

closest HTML color: maroon (exact!)

MAHOGANY - 804000

mahogany is a real nice looking type of wood.

closest HTML color: saddlebrown

OLIVE - 808000

olives are a dark yellow fruit.

closest HTML color: olive (exact!)

IVY - 408000

ivies are trees that have leaves that look sorta like this.

closest HTML color: darkolivegreen

GREEN - 008000

green is the English name for this color.

closest HTML color: green (exact!)

JADE - 008040

jades are blueish green minerals.

closest HTML color: seagreen

TEAL - 008080

teal is the English name for this color, dark cyan.

closest HTML color: teal (exact!)

PRUSSIAN - 004080

Prussian blue is a blue pigment that was once used by the Prussian army.

closest HTML color: steelblue

[NAVY - 000080

navy blue is a dark shade of blue used by the British navy.

closest HTML color: navy (exact!)]

REGAL - 400080

regal purple is a dark purple historically associated with royalty.

closest HTML color: indigo

PURPLE - 800080

purple is the English name for this color.

closest HTML color: purple (exact!)

very dark colors

[BROWN - 400000

brown is the english name for this color, very dark red.]

closest HTML color: maroon

SEPIA - 404000

sepia is a yellowy brown pigment that used to be used for writing.

closest HTML color: olive

FIR - 004000

firs are trees that have leaves that look sorta like this.

closest HTML color: darkgreen

CYPRUS - 004040

cyprus is an obscure name for a dark shade of cyan.

closest HTML color: darkslategray

[MIDNIGHT - 000040

midnight blue is the color the sky is in the middle of the night.

closest HTML color: navy]

[BLACKBERRY - 400040

blackberries are dark purple berries.]

closest HTML color: purple