surface color


: the color ascribed to an opaque substance or object
: a color extending no farther than the surface
: color determined by selective reflection at the surface (such as the yellow color of gold)
: a color localized in the surface of an object and conforming to the orientation, configuration, and texture of that surface compare bulky color, film color

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“Surface color.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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