Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I did a google search for colors...and there is a page for this subject. Then I found the most alluring photo by Author MichaelMaggs, 14 October 2007(2007-10-14)
List of colors- Wikipedia
I clicked on an interesting sounding color name and found this:
of course there was a link because everything links in cyberspace...however I was thrilled to see
the link led to this
Coquelicot is a bright red color, tinted with orange. It is the color of flowers of Papaver rhoeas, the corn poppy. In French, coquelicot is a vernacular name of this poppy. Claude Monet painted "Les Coquelicots" or "Poppies Blooming" in 1873.
Les Coquelicots by Claude Monet, 1873.The first recorded use of coquelicot as a color name in English was in the year 1795.
Coquelicot in human culture
Coquelicot is the name of a character in the 1967 French film King of Hearts (1966 film).
The character Isabella in Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey favorably describes hat ribbons of the color. In a letter to her sister Cassandra in 1796 Jane Austen reported the fact that coquelicot was the most fashionable color in Bath.
Here's a non-wiki fact, I often choose the color for my piggies (summer pedicures) based on the name given...after I decide on the shade. OPI has the most witty names!
I'm off to count my cats...(tis getting cold out again)