There was Sea Green and Olive Green, Aquamarine and Ultramarine, Rose Madder and Scarlet Lake, Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre, stern sounding Payne's Grey and serious Prussian Blue. My favourite was the gorgeous sounding Vermillion - I didn't know then that its name had anything to do with worms.
If you have a set of crayons or paints you can have fun thinking of the most accurate names for the colours. Here are some ideas:
pigeon grey... tomato red.... sand yellow .... bluebottle blue....
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