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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Unusual Colors

You may want to consider these unique hues for your space

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If you were asked to name three unusual colors, what would be on your list? We’ve heard of the basics – blue, red, yellow, orange, green, and many more. But are you familiar with Arsenic? How about Razmatazz and Fallow? These are actual colors that you can use at home! So if you’re looking for a unique palette for your space, these weird but catchy hues may just be what you’re looking for. (toptenz.net)

Photos used below are from toptenz.net.

Gamboge

Named after the gamboge tree – known for its yellow resin, this color hails from Cambodia where it was used as watercolor paint. Gamboge has also been used as a varnish for wood. This color is a semi-transparent yellow pigment with dark tint.

Photo from toptenz.net.

Fallow

Considered as one of the oldest color names to ever exist in the English language, this pale brown color will remind you of the soil. It is known as Ravi brown in South African and Indian cultures.

Photo from solidbackgrounds.com.

Razmatazz

This red-pink color was invented by Crayola in 1993. The color is similar to rose – located in the middle of magenta and red on the color wheel.

Photo from pixgood.com.

Xanadu

Xanadu is a green-gray color that comes from the Philodendron plant.

Photo from findthebest.com.

Arsenic

The color arsenic is based on the chemical element with dark gray-blue color.

Photo from toptenz.net.

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