Harlequin color

Harlequin is a color described as located between green and yellow (closer to green than to yellow) on the pigment color wheel. On color plate 17 in the 1930 book A Dictionary of Color(see reference below), the color harlequin is shown as being a highly saturated color at a position about 3/4 of the way between green and yellow (closer to green than to yellow).

The first recorded use of harlequin as a color name in English was in 1923.[15]

Harlequin is also an adjective used to describe something that is colored in a pattern, usually a diamond shaped pattern, similar to the dress traditionally associated to Harlequins. Similarly, it can mean anything multicolored or prismatic, such as opals or other precious gems which are highly variegated in color & hue. 

Other sources portray a color called Harlequin green as being a color close to spring green.

 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequin_(color)#Harlequin

~ by hanathebanana on January 28, 2009.

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