When it comes to colour, most of us are on safe ground with the primaries – but when asked to differentiate between the different shades of blue, for example, we might start to struggle.
 
 That doesn't mean we're colour blind, more “hue illiterate”, perhaps – a situation not helped by the increasingly creative means paint companies employ to describe their wares – anyone for Farrow and Ball's Borrowed Light? Or maybe their Dead Salmon?

When it comes to colour, most of us are on safe ground with the primaries – but when asked to differentiate between the different shades of blue, for example, we might start to struggle. That doesn't mean we're colour blind, more “hue illiterate”, perhaps – a situation not helped by the increasingly creative means paint companies employ to describe their wares – anyone for Farrow and Ball's Borrowed Light? Or maybe their Dead Salmon?

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shades of red | Here’s a primer on the different shades of red commonly used in ...

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Naturally red hair - What is the difference between mahogany and auburn hair color? Read about the different shades of red hair color here.

Naturally red hair - What is the difference between mahogany and auburn hair color? Read about the different shades of red hair color here.

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Lovely pink braided updo. We love the hair color and the hairstyle. #youresopretty
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Attention grabbing ring in different shades of red set in Pink gold with Ruby, sapphires and diamonds #Butani

Attention grabbing ring in different shades of red set in Pink gold with Ruby, sapphires and diamonds #Butani

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Beautiful auburn hair color.Auburn Hair Color - What is the difference between mahogany and auburn hair color? Read about the different shades of red hair color here.

Beautiful auburn hair color.Auburn Hair Color - What is the difference between mahogany and auburn hair color? Read about the different shades of red hair color here.

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