Words at Play : Top 10 Words for Unusual Colors Worth Looking At

#3: Titian

Color:

Brownish orange

About the Word:

In the paintings of the great sixteenth-century Italian artist Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian, women often have distinctively brownish-orange hair. Such depictions (including "Madonna and Child," shown here) inspired the color name titian.

Full Definition:

: a brownish orange that is less strong, slightly yellower and lighter than spice, slightly yellower and lighter than prairie brown or Windsor tan, and slightly redder and darker than amber brown or gold pheasant

Photo: Photos.com/Jupiterimages

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