Ebony is a very deep black derived from various tropical trees of the genus Diospyros. The wood comes from tropical and subtropical trees in southern India and Sri Lanka. The word "ebony" itself is commonly used as a syn... More »

Silver is considered to be a feminine, lunar, peaceful, earthy, sophisticated and harmonious shade, but the significance of the color silver varies across cultures. The color silver has an element of mystery, and it is b... More »

RGB color can be converted into Pantone by using a graphics program such as Photoshop or Illustrator. Pantone color options are approximate and may not exactly match RGB colors. More »

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The color hazel is defined as a light golden brown, similar to that of a hazelnut. Hazel is most commonly used to refer to a person's eye color. More »

Vermilion is a vivid reddish-orange color. Originally, the vermilion pigment was made from grinding the mineral cinnabar, which contains mercury. Because mercury is toxic, a new synthetic pigment called cadmium red was d... More »

The complementary pairs on a color chart include yellow and violet, yellow green and red violet, green and red, blue green and red orange, blue and orange, and blue violet and yellow orange. Complementary pairs are two c... More »

Jade color charts can be found at the website Mason-Kay, and at Lotusgemology.com. The chart at Lotus Gemology focuses on the more valuable green-hued pieces of jade, while Mason-Kay's chart contains the full range of po... More »