The Full Palette

There were a total of 24,862 color words across the texts we studied.

Of these, 424 were unique.

Our original color list via the Oxford English Dictionary included 1,142 color words.

  alabaster (15)
  angered (2)
  argent (2)
  argentine (18)
  azure (71)
  azured (1)
  babylonian (3)
  babylonians (1)
  bay (246)
  bayard (4)
  bayards (1)
  bayed (2)
  bays (6)
  beryl (1)
  beryls (1)
  black (1993)
  blackened (16)
  blackening (1)
  blackish (1)
  blacks (14)
  blacky (1)
  blake (1)
  blanch (10)
  blank (218)
  blanks (4)
  blonde (7)
  blondes (1)
  blood-coloured (1)
  blood-red (16)
  bloody (196)
  blue (785)
  blue-black (1)
  blue-grey (2)
  blues (1)
  bluey (2)
  blush (237)
  blushes (94)
  blushful (1)
  blushing (57)
  bone (80)
  bones (257)
  bottle-green (5)
  brazen (31)
  brazil (1)
  brick-coloured (1)
  bronze (42)
  bronzed (2)
  bronzes (4)
  bronzing (1)
  brown (225)
  browning (2)
  buff (12)
  burnet (1)
  buttercups (3)
  canaries (4)
  canary (10)
  candid (90)
  canvas (117)
  canvases (3)
  canvass (23)
  cardinal (39)
  cardinals (4)
  carmine (1)
  carnation (6)
  carnations (6)
  cerulean (2)
  chalky (11)
  champagne (19)
  charred (2)
  chestnut (42)
  chestnut-coloured (1)
  chestnuts (23)
  chocolate (35)
  chocolate-coloured (3)
  chrysoprases (1)
  cinnamon (5)
  citron (7)
  citrons (1)
  claret (20)
  coal-black (20)
  cocoa (4)
  copper (48)
  copper-coloured (2)
  copper-red (2)
  coppers (4)
  coppery (3)
  coral (32)
  corals (1)
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  cramoisy (1)
  crane (13)
  cranes (13)
  cream (22)
  cream-coloured (2)
  creams (3)
  creamy (2)
  crimson (192)
  crimsoned (5)
  daffodil (1)
  damask (44)
  damson (1)
  daw (3)
  daws (4)
  dove (49)
  dove-coloured (3)
  doves (16)
  drab (12)
  drabs (3)
  dun (29)
  duns (1)
  dust-coloured (1)
  ebon (7)
  elephant (28)
  elephants (10)
  embrowned (2)
  emerald-green (1)
  empurpled (1)
  empurpling (1)
  encrimsoned (1)
  ensanguined (6)
  ermine (8)
  ethiop (1)
  evergreen (11)
  evergreens (18)
  fallow (4)
  fallows (1)
  flame (399)
  flame-coloured (2)
  flame-red (1)
  flames (315)
  flatten (2)
  flaw (20)
  flaws (8)
  flax (8)
  flaxen (16)
  fleshy (6)
  flinty (31)
  forest-green (1)
  foxy (4)
  gangrenous (4)
  gentian (1)
  gilded (49)
  gingerish (1)
  glass (851)
  glasses (91)
  glaucous (1)
  gold (705)
  golden (393)
  golds (1)
  gory (7)
  grassy (51)
  green (839)
  greenery (3)
  greenish (10)
  greens (6)
  grey (494)
  greyish (2)
  greys (1)
  gris (1)
  grison (2)
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  grizzly (9)
  gull (16)
  gulls (6)
  gunpowder (29)
  haw (5)
  haws (2)
  hazel (22)
  hazels (2)
  hoar (12)
  hoary (71)
  honey-coloured (3)
  horse-flesh (2)
  hyacinth (5)
  hyacinthine (3)
  hyacinths (10)
  incarnadine (1)
  incarnate (33)
  incarnation (12)
  incarnations (2)
  incrimsoned (1)
  inde (3)
  indigo (4)
  inky (10)
  iron (623)
  iron-grey (3)
  irons (53)
  ivories (2)
  ivory (69)
  jacobean (1)
  jade-green (1)
  jaundiced (4)
  jet (28)
  jet-black (2)
  jets (1)
  jetty (25)
  lavender (14)
  lead-coloured (1)
  leaden (57)
  leaden-coloured (3)
  leaden-hued (1)
  lemon (15)
  lemons (5)
  lilac (18)
  lilacs (3)
  lilies (41)
  lily (36)
  lily-white (2)
  liver (16)
  liver-coloured (1)
  livid (103)
  lurid (55)
  madder (6)
  magenta (2)
  magnolia (7)
  magnolias (1)
  mahogany (19)
  malachite (1)
  mango (1)
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  marble (351)
  marbles (15)
  marigold (4)
  marigolds (1)
  marmoreal (3)
  maroon (1)
  mauve (2)
  metallic (22)
  milk (135)
  milk-white (5)
  milky (15)
  mimosa (2)
  mole (27)
  mourning (65)
  mouse-coloured (2)
  mulberries (2)
  mulberry (11)
  mustard (5)
  nankeen (3)
  naturelle (1)
  navies (4)
  navy (20)
  neger (2)
  negro (120)
  negroes (10)
  neutral (18)
  night-black (1)
  night-blue (1)
  nude (6)
  nut-brown (8)
  nutmeg (2)
  oatmeal (8)
  ochre-coloured (2)
  olive (44)
  olive-coloured (1)
  olives (27)
  orange (74)
  oranges (15)
  orient (15)
  orients (1)
  oyster (11)
  oysters (16)
  palatinate (1)
  pallet (28)
  pallets (1)
  parchment (77)
  parchments (24)
  peach (21)
  peach-coloured (1)
  peaches (7)
  peachy (9)
  peacock (12)
  peacocks (21)
  pearl (51)
  pearl-coloured (3)
  pearls (47)
  pearly (17)
  peony (2)
  peppermint (4)
  peppery (1)
  pewter (17)
  pimento (1)
  pink (72)
  pinks (2)
  pistachios (1)
  pitchy (10)
  plum (8)
  plums (5)
  plunket (3)
  pomegranate (13)
  pomegranates (5)
  pontifical (1)
  primrose (13)
  primrose-coloured (1)
  primroses (9)
  punic (1)
  purple (215)
  purples (1)
  purplish (3)
  purpureal (2)
  raspberries (1)
  raspberry (1)
  raven (65)
  raven-black (2)
  ravens (14)
  red (838)
  red-gold (1)
  reddened (3)
  reddening (4)
  reddish (10)
  reds (1)
  rhubarb (4)
  roan (2)
  rose-coloured (14)
  rose-like (2)
  rose-red (4)
  rose-tinted (2)
  roseate (33)
  roses (211)
  rosy (120)
  rouge (13)
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  rubric (1)
  ruby (25)
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  rush (186)
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  sable (67)
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  saffron (19)
  saffron-coloured (3)
  sage (81)
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  sallow (59)
  sallows (3)
  salmon (6)
  salmon-coloured (1)
  sanded (4)
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  sanguine (178)
  sanguineous (1)
  sapphire (7)
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  scarlet (106)
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  scorched (6)
  sea-green (7)
  silver (426)
  silver-white (1)
  silvern (1)
  silvers (1)
  silvery (69)
  sky-coloured (2)
  skyey (1)
  slaty (2)
  sloe-black (1)
  smoke (255)
  smoked (5)
  smokes (2)
  smoky (19)
  snow (306)
  snow-like (1)
  snow-white (9)
  snows (38)
  snowy (101)
  snuff-coloured (2)
  snuffy (5)
  sooty (14)
  sorrel (3)
  steel (166)
  steel-blue (1)
  steely (5)
  stone (803)
  stones (360)
  stony (66)
  straw (219)
  straw-coloured (3)
  strawberries (13)
  strawberry (7)
  straws (14)
  sulphur-yellow (1)
  sulphureous (11)
  sulphurous (17)
  sulphury (2)
  sunburnt (11)
  sunny (132)
  swart (5)
  taupes (1)
  terra-cotta (1)
  tony (4)
  torrid (8)
  turner (7)
  turquoise (6)
  turquoises (6)
  tuscan (20)
  tyrian (6)
  umber (1)
  verdant (65)
  verdigris (1)
  vermeil (7)
  vermilion (12)
  violet (32)
  violets (38)
  wainscot (39)
  wan (77)
  watchet-coloured (1)
  water (1910)
  waterish (1)
  waters (508)
  white (2046)
  whites (9)
  whitish (9)
  wine (650)
  wines (45)
  yellow (353)
  yellowed (1)
  yellowish (14)