Bring back primary colours

Ok, so working in fashion is hardly what I would call glamourous, but one of the things that amuses me is how a colour is almost never called by its birth name. Below is list of some of the names that fashionistas use loosely and liberally.

Pink – Fuschia

Grey – Charcoal

Brown – Chocolate

Black – Anthracite

White – Pearl

Cream  – Winter White

Green – Anything from Jade to Turquoise

Purple – Anything from Lilac to Magenta

Red – Ruby, Rose, you name it.

Navy – Indigo

Lime – Chartreuse (I kid you not)

Mustard – Ochre (I mean really now, have you ever heard of ochre?)

Yellow – Canary

Orange – Pumpkin

Blue – Azure


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