Fascinating Color Names: Intermediate Shades

Just imagine waking up one day and realizing that all the colors have disappeared. Everything would feel so incomplete, wouldn't it? Colors are a fascinating phenomenon that can make our most cherished moments unforgettable and directly influence our emotions. In nature, colors play a significant role in creating some of the most beautiful scenery.Colors play a critical role in determining seasonal fashion trends, providing a space with its own distinct identity in architectural design, and even influencing our mood.

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Just imagine waking up one day and realizing that all the colors have disappeared.Everything would feel so incomplete, wouldn't it? Colors are a fascinating phenomenon that can make our most cherished moments unforgettable and directly influence our emotions. In nature, colors play a significant role in creating some of the most beautiful scenery. Each season brings its own unique palette, from the blooming flowers and sun-kissed greenery in the summer, to the soft, muted tones of leaves falling in autumn, and the striking purple snowdrop that blooms from the white, snow-covered ground in winter. Colors play a critical role in determining seasonal fashion trends, providing a space with its own distinct identity in architectural design, and even influencing our mood.It is commonly understood that there are three primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) and three secondary colors created by combining these three primary colors. Purple is made by mixing red and blue, orange is created with red and yellow, and green is formed by combining blue and yellow. Although black and white are not technically colors, they play a key role in producing countless intermediate shades. The human brain's perception of these colors can be influenced by external factors such as the color and intensity of light, the structural properties of matter, and even the physical characteristics of the person perceiving them. As a result, the number of tones that we can perceive may be infinite.Colors have the power to forge emotional bonds with the world around us, from inanimate objects to living beings like people, animals, and plants. When recalling memories or describing dreams, colors can be the first thing that comes to mind. Some colors are so impactful that we feel compelled to describe them in great detail.Intermediate tones may be often overlooked, but they hold a vital role in our lives. For those with a discerning eye for color, these hues may be familiar by name, yet sometimes, we struggle to name the precise tone we envision, relying on nature or our surroundings for description. If you too find it challenging to put your imagined shade into words, allow us to unveil some color names that may help you paint a more vivid picture.


Barbie Pink

Many people, especially those who grew up in the 90s, are familiar with 'Barbie'. The upcoming Barbie movie has put the iconic doll back in the spotlight. Those who spent their childhood playing with Barbie dolls, which were first introduced in 1959, will immediately recognize the shade of pink that is associated with Barbie. In Barbie's imaginary world,where all shades of pink are generously mixed, this sweet, dreamy, and playful candy pink has become iconic. It is especially memorable and has become ingrained in our minds. Over time, this pink has become so strongly associated with the brand that it even has a name in the Pantone catalogs.

School Bus Yellow

The bright yellow hue of school buses in America was introduced by the Columbia University Teachers College in 1939. This color was chosen because it was eye-catching and could be quickly spotted in traffic, thanks to a lead-containing chrome yellow pigment used to create it. During a conference in April 1939, Columbia University professor Dr. Frank W. Cyr proposed that this shade of yellow should become the standard color for school buses. It was later named "National School Bus Chrome.""School Bus Yellow," which is still the official color of school buses today, has created the same image in all of our memories, thanks to Hollywood movies as well as the American collective memory.

Edirne Red

The city of Edirne, once the capital of the Ottoman Empire for 88 years, holds a cultural significance that echoes through the ages. Its most notable landmark, the Selimiye Mosque,stands as a masterpiece of Sinan the Architect. Edirne Red, a shade of red named after the city, holds a rich history that dates back to the 15th century. Craftsmen in Edirne first produced this special color as a natural dye, and it played a critical role in the textile industry.Its vibrant hue was later transported to France, where its production began in Paris in the 1740s, earning it the name "Rouge d'Andrinople" in French.The root dye plant "Rubia tinctorum L." that is used in the production of Edirne Red is currently being grown and propagated. This is excellent news for upholding and maintaining our nation's core values.

Klein Blue

Did you know that the French neorealist painter Yves Klein, born in Nice in 1928, has a color named after him? Universally known as 'IKB', the color stands for 'International Klein Blue',which means 'International Klein Blue'. It is perhaps not surprising that Yves Klein, whose father produced figurative paintings and mother produced abstract paintings, was also an original painter. Klein, who opened his first painting exhibition in 1955, was identified with the shade of blue he used extensively in his works. This special shade of blue, which can be described as a matte version of the French Ultramarine color, dominates almost all of Klein's works. Klein believed that this color provided the best expression of blue and described it as "the dark shade of electric blue". The painter, who gave his name to this shade of blue,patented it in the 1960s and became immortalized with this color in addition to his works.Although you may not be able to purchase an original work by Yves Klein, you can still paint one of your walls or cabinet doors in his signature shade. Use copper or brass handles, or contrasting colors, to create an eye-catching ambiance.

Steamer Smoke (Ageratum)

This color is not named after a pleasant steamer voyage, as it might sound, but after a flower native to Central and South America. The steamer smoke flower is a plant that blooms in clusters in spring and attracts the eyes with its purple, blue and white flowers. This plant,which reaches about 30 cm in length and resembles a cloud of smoke with its ball-shaped flowers when viewed from a distance, is known not only for its beauty, but also for inspiring the naming of an intermediate shade in shades of gray and magenta. If you're not one for gardening or don't have the ambition to cultivate plants, consider painting a wall in your home with the enchanting shade of steamer smoke. Let this beautiful intermediate tone breathe new life into your surroundings and inspire a sense of tranquility and peacefulness.

Sinop Red

If you're traveling to Pisa, be sure to add the Sinopie Museum, also known as the Sinopian Museum, to your itinerary. Don't be surprised by the name; Sinop, an important port during the Byzantine period, has played a role in Black Sea trade since ancient times. The museum in Pisa takes its name from the Sinopia pigment, an earth pigment used for painting in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance periods. This pigment was mined in Cappadocia and exported to Europe through the port of Sinop. During the Renaissance,Sinopia was used to prepare frescoes. In fact, the preparatory sketches applied directly on the wall were also known as Sinopia during this period. Some of these sketches were restored and are now on display for art lovers at the Sinopie Museum, preserved to this day.Sinopia, also known as Sinop red ochre in Anatolia or Sinaper, has been used since ancient times for body and face painting, creating female figurines, and cave paintings for various purposes such as artistic expression and decoration.


The Italian word "Terracotta," which means baked earth, is well-known among architecture and design enthusiasts. Terracotta has a wide range of uses, from pots to construction materials, and is especially popular as a floor covering. It is a durable and long-lasting material that is resistant to mold and bacteria. However, if it is not glazed, it can easily absorb water and become damaged over time."Terracotta" as a color name refers to the reddish-brown tone of this organic material. You can create a serene and inspiring atmosphere by matching the interiors where you use terracotta flooring with furniture and accessories such as solid wood furniture, woven rugs,woven baskets, and ceramic objects.

Dickson®'s Mirage Collection, Inspired by Nature

Of the eight new colors that enrich Dickson®'s knitted vinyl flooring collection Mirage, Moon,Polar, and Betula are ideal for those who prefer neutral tones. Shell, Umber, and Sepia are perfect for light tones, while Orpiment and Serandite are great for warmer tones. Additionally,the poetic names of the intermediate colors in the collection, such as Nimbus Beige, Viper Blue, Persian Yellow, Merlot Red, Silicon Silver, and Arizona Bronze, are chosen to reflect the visual richness of the products. We have included below some of the patterns that will enrich your imagination.

Nimbus Beige

Nimbus Beige, from the Mirage collection by Dickson®, is a captivating color that seamlessly blends soft and warm beige tones, creating an elegant and serene ambiance in any room.The color is a combination of beige tones, such as taupe and linen, and has a bright and sophisticated palette reminiscent of rain clouds. It adds depth to the floor and creates a timeless and stylish atmosphere.

Persian Yellow

Mystical Persian Yellow is a bold and striking pattern that combines saffron, amber, and mustard tones to represent serenity, peace, and depth. This active color transforms into a vivid texture, resembling the shimmering of sand grains under the effect of light, and it will calm and deepen you with its earthy and yellow tones. Persian Yellow can be used in both modern and traditional spaces with appropriate decoration and accessories. It illuminates the space where it is used, adding warmth and joy.

Merlot Red

Named after the Merlot grape grown in France and famous for the wines of the Bordeaux region, this sophisticated pattern reflects the rich and captivating colour palette of the Merlot grapes on the vine. The deep and rich red is often associated with elegance and passion.The pattern, with its different shades and intensity of light, will make you feel like you are in a vineyard in France and walking through its gardens.

Arizona Bronze

Arizona is a state in the Southwest of the USA, home to natural landscapes with vast cactus-covered deserts, sandstorms, canyons and rivers. Designed by Dickson, Arizona Bronze is inspired by the rich hues of the Arizona Desert. Arizona Bronze gives depth to the surface with its vibrant and embossed structure. At the same time, it enriches the colour spectrum by highlighting dark tones with slightly bright earth tones.

Unigen, In Every Step

In architectural projects, selecting the desired color and texture of floor covering material is crucial for designers to create the intended spatial effect. Unigen offers an extensive product range with hundreds of color, form, and texture options to guide designers. If you want to equip your floor with custom colors, Unigen's expert team can provide support and help you choose from their product range beyond the standard options. With Unigen, you can shape your projects according to your unique taste.