How Well Do You Know Your Colors? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

How Well Do You Know Your Colors? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

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Nancy Mitchell
Aug 28, 2015
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Sure, you know all about cobalt and sage green and turquoise and light urple — but how well do you know your really obscure colors? (This may or may not be directly related to how big of a crayon box you had growing up.) Here are 12 weird and wonderful colors that really exist — can you correctly identify them all?

Take our quiz and find out!

1. Puce:

a. The color of a band-aid
b. A dark, brownish purple
c. A very bright yellow with a greenish cast, like an unripe lemon
d. A greyish yellow

2. Aubergine:

a. A deep, bright blue
b. A brilliant green just a shade darker than emerald.
c. A pinkish brown
d. Dark purple, like an eggplant

3. Vermilion:

a. A pale white-yellow
b. A bright, deep orange
c. A very dark bluish purple
d. A brilliant scarlet red

4. Gamboge:

a. A rich, deep purple
b. A bright yellow with a hint of orange
c. A dark, brownish purple
d. Grey with just a hint of green

5. Chartreuse:

a. A light yellow-green
b. A dark, greyish pink
c. Poop brown
d. A bright, deep orange

6. Carmine:

a. The palest of pale blues
b. A bright, deep orange
c. Dark red with just a hint of purple
d. Silvery grey

7. Celadon:

a. A purplish blue (or a bluish purple, depending on your perspective)
b. Dark purple, like an eggplant
c. A dull grey with hints of brown
d. A pale, greyish green

8. Cerulean:

a. A bright blue, like the color of the sky
b. A bright, deep orange
c. A muddy green
d. A very pale lime green

9. Ultramarine:

a. A pale blue-green
b. Just a shade purpler than maroon
c. A rich, deep blue
d. A blue so dark it's almost black

10. Nacarat:

a. Fluorescent yellow
b. The color of wine
c. A pale, reddish orange
d. A rich, deep blue

11. Viridian:

a. A very pale lime green
b. Fluorescent yellow
c. A purplish blue (or a bluish purple, depending on your perspective)
d. Blue-green

12. Jessamy:

a. A very bright yellow with a greenish cast, like an unripe lemon
b. A pale white-yellow
c. A muddy green
d. A purple so dark it's almost black

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