Unique Color Names

Unique Color Names – Exploring Rare Color Names

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When we were first introduced to colors at school, we thought we knew all there was to know. We learned about all the colors of the rainbow: orange, blue, violet, yellow, red, indigo, and green. However, the different shades and hues of these basic colors go on and on and many of the names we have never heard before. So, we have decided to explain a number of these cool, rare, and unique color names. 



What Are Color Hex Codes?

To represent any particular color, color hex codes are used and are the way you can find a particular color online. This is in an RGB format that combines the values of the three main colors of red, green, and blue. These color hex codes are represented as #RRGGBB, where the RR represents red, GG green, and BB blue, and the integers used in this color hex codes system range from 00 to FF which shows the intensity of the color.

Color Hex Codes

The values range from 0 to 255 and include six-digit characters, which can be letters and numbers to identify a particular color.  Let us look at #FF0000 as an example; this is for the color pure red as it has a maximum value of FF for the red and the green and blue values are the lowest at 00. By making use of these color hex codes, you will be able to differentiate between various hues, and by simply changing the red, green, and blue values, you will be able to create any shade or hue you desire. This system is used purely for digital imaging.

However, apart from the RGB hex code color system, there is also another color system that can differentiate colors using the hex color codes system. The CYMK color system represents cyan, yellow, magenta, and black. This system is used to manage the colors for the printing industry.



A Closer Look at a Few Unique Color Names

Color is nostalgia, poetry, and beauty, and whenever color is used; in art, photography, fashion, painting, advertising, and computer technology, it breathes new life into everything we create. Nature itself has more than 16,777,216 different hues or colors that constitute everything around you. Who can ever forget the beauty of a sunset or the color of food we enjoy almost daily?

Rare Color Names

Color contains a great deal of meaning and power behind them, and so often we fail to understand this when designing websites, painting our homes, or even when making clothing. Choosing the correct colors that show personality, will reveal more of our creativity, and help our work to stand out from others. Let us now consider some of these rare color names and unique color names, and where they are used.


Cool Color Names

If you are a mother or a father, or even a grandmother or grandfather when it comes to choosing the name for a newborn baby it can pose quite a dilemma. Often the grandparents would like to see their grandchild given a name that follows the family tradition, but this can be very far from the parent’s choice, so what is the best solution for this problem?

Cool Color Names

Among many ideas that go into naming your baby, a great deal of them is derived from colors. The color may be appealing to you, or it may be a color that brings back many memories, and many of them simply sound good. You could also choose a color for the baby’s name that matches the color of the baby’s eyes or hair, or the color of their birthstone, or flower, and each color has a specific meaning that could be just right for your child.

For example, a color name for a girl could be Bianca, which means “white” in Italian or a name for a boy could be Russell, which means “redheaded or fox-colored”. Marigold or Ebony are also beautiful color names for a little girl. What of Cole, which is a classic name for a boy, and it means “coal-black”, or Hazel for a girl, which is a greenish-brown, and is derived from the hazel tree and the biblical meaning is “God has seen”.


Cool Color Names Related to the Color Blue

The color blue represents the sea and the sky and is associated with freedom, inspiration, imagination, and sensitivity. It also represents faith, wisdom, sincerity, confidence, intelligence, trust, and loyalty. The color blue can have positive effects on your mind as well as your body. The color may cause the body to produce certain chemicals that give you a feeling of tranquility and calm. The color also helps in slowing down your metabolism and it may even be effective as an appetite suppressant. Midnight blue is always associated with peace and calm, but can also be energizing, and is found in nature in the sky and the sea. You have hundreds of different shades you can use for many purposes. Some of these are the rarest colors in the world.

Blue Color Hex Codes



The color Indigo is a very reminiscent name and is currently very popular. The color is derived from the dark bluish-purple dye that is obtained from plants, and its meaning is associated with the prediction of a certain future. A little darker than lavender, Indigo is a deeper purple shade. The name also appears in unusual places, like the musical world in Duke Ellington’s composition of Mood Indigo, as well as the indie rock-folk duo titled Indigo Girls.  Lou Diamond called his daughter Indigo, but for some, it may be suited better as a boy’s name.

There are several cute nicknames attached to it such as “Indy” or “Indie”.

ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Indigo#4b008242, 100, 0, 4975, 0, 130



This is a very unique name for a child, but if you want a water or ocean-related name for your child, then Azure is the answer.  It was used by Orson Scott Card, the American science fiction writer, as the central character Azure Miles in his series Laddertop. The feminine form of Azure is “Azura” and this name appears in many of the popular Barbie Fairytopia movies. If you were to mix white into azure you would create a beautiful powder blue shade.

Blue Cool Color Names

ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Azure#007fff100, 50, 0, 00, 127, 255


Cool Color Names Related to the Color Green

The color green represents health, tranquility, and good fortune and can be a great name for a little one that will face a life of peace and wealth. The color is associated with growth, safety, fertility, harmony and is often also associated with finances, money, and ambition. Green appears to have some healing powers and is the most relaxing and restful color in the spectrum. Because the color is connected to nature, it is a color that is popular for interior design. The green gemstones are considered as a help in promoting growth, creating balance, increasing hopefulness, and breaking any emotional demands others may have on you. It can be used for a baby girl or boy’s name, and with its unique meanings, it has become very popular for parents wanting to find a name for their newborn child.

Let us now consider a few cool color names that will be a perfect match for a baby.



Emerald is of Persian origin, and it means “green”, and is also the color of the valuable green gemstone dating back to ancient Egypt. It is believed to be able to open a person’s heart to love and wisdom and should be an interesting and unusual name for you to consider. The birthstone emerald is for children born in May. The color also has connections with the Emerald City from the story The Wizard of Oz, and it is also a popular nickname for Ireland, known as “The Emerald Isle. The name Emerald also has some cute nicknames like “Em”, “Emma”, or “Emmy”. Then you have the Spanish and Portuguese form of the name, which is Esmeralda.

Emerald Unique Colors

ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Emerald#50c87860, 0, 40, 2280, 200, 120



This is an ideal name for a boy and is of English origin and means “dweller near the woods”. The color brings to mind images of the lush woods and forests and rich dark-green color. The name was given to actor Forest Whitaker, and also to footballer Famer Forest Gregg, who was included in the football hall of fame. Finally, Forrest Gates was one of the characters of the movie series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The name Forrest was very popular in the US but began to fall out of favor after the movie “Forrest Gump” was released. The name began its comeback in 2013 and is now one of the top 1000 names on the names list. The color Fern is similar to this color and the name has a similar meaning.

You also have the name Forrest, with two R’s, which comes from Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederate general, but the color has now successfully shaken off the association with the general and is rather linked to nature.

ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Forest#228b2276, 0, 76, 4534, 139, 34


Cool Color Names Related to the Color Orange

The color orange is a blend of red and yellow, and as such, red is associated with energy and yellow with happiness. Orange portrays sunshine, heat, joy, warmth, success, enthusiasm, happiness, freedom, determination, and health. In nature, orange is a hot color and is associated with summer, and it is also associated with autumn and harvest when the leaves begin to change color. Let us now see if we can find some cool orange color names.

Unique Colors Oranges



The ginger color is a dark orange with a brown tone. The color is most commonly referred to people that are born with red hair that is accompanied by pale skin and freckles. This is a very rare hair color as only two percent of the world’s population is born with red hair; this is the reason that all-natural redheads are called ginger. Others like Ginger Rogers and Ginger Spice have the name of ginger, so if you want to call your child ginger, then you are in good company. Honey and ginger are a natural pairing and are both beautiful names.

The name also comes from the ginger plant where we get our ginger spice from, and one of the characteristics of this plant is strength, but it also represents personality, prosperity, and a fiery temper.

ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Ginger#b065000, 43, 100, 31176, 101, 0



Clementine is a color that is a mixture of orange and brown and comes from the orange color family. The color is also associated with a form of orange fruit, just like a mandarine orange or a tangerine. The name Clementine means mild, merciful, peace and happiness, and after 50 years, has finally come back into the US Top 1000 names list. Clementine for a girl’s name can also be spelled Clementeen or Clementina, and the boy’s equivalent is Clement. The color itself is similar to the color of amber, which is another popular and beautiful name.

Clementine Rare Color Names

In the romantic science-fiction film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kate Winslet played the part of Clementine, and celebrities like Ethan Hawke and Claudia Schiffer chose this name for their daughters. For those who love the Muppets, there is a Muppet named Clementine, and there is also a famous American folk song called My Darling Clementine.

ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Clementine#eb5e000, 60, 100, 8235, 94, 0



Rare Color Names

Color plays an important role in our emotions, while others are associated with specific countries, and still, others have specific meanings and associations. So, if you love colors and you are looking for some rare color names, apart from the ordinary red, blue and yellow, then let us introduce you to some color names that you may have never even heard of before. Here are some interesting, rare color names for your enjoyment.

Green Unique Colors



Cantaloupe is a very invigorating and lively, cheerful, and energizing light orange color. The color was inspired by a delicious melon that has the same name. It has a lighter and softer tone than the original bright orange and is much easier to use and more versatile than the orange color. The cantaloupe color has been used often in interior painting, bringing fresh energy to the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry rooms. It portrays the richness of summer and goes well with any shade of blue, orange, or yellow.

If you are wondering what colors combine and are compatible with the color cantaloupe, then let us show you some of these combinations.

  • Cantaloupe combines well with all neutral colors like white and gray as well as different shades of that same color.
  • Blue and orange are complementary colors of cantaloupe, and as such, they are a perfect match.
  • Sage green and cantaloupe form an amazing combination as sage green, being a bright color, tempers, or soothes the cantaloupe color giving you a more peaceful effect.
  • If you combine mint green with cantaloupe the result is an intense and cheerful summer experience.
  • When cantaloupe is combined with lemon yellow you will produce an energetic and sparkling environment.
ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Cantaloupe#ff6a4e0, 58, 69, 0255, 106, 78



Sangria is a warm color that is dark, slightly purplish red, and has also been referred to as “burnt red”. The color is also the color of wine, with the same name known as Sangria wine, and is very similar to the color of a plum or a red grape. Sangria is taken from the Spanish word “Sangre” and stands for blood. The color has begun to grow in popularity recently and can be found in dyes for clothing, bridal dresses, and decorations for weddings.

Sangria Unique Colors

Sangria is not only a hit in the fashion world, but it is also a color that has begun to surface in the interior design sector, as it brings warmth and style to rooms. When painted with sangria, the walls in your living room become more friendly and cozy, and if you have a fairly large bedroom, then sangria can be a great idea. Here are some of the best color combinations to use with sangria.

  • Sangria combines well with yellow or orange, even peach as both of these colors are warm, and they bring a feeling of elegance and romance.
  • Mixing sangria with mauve or dusty pink also makes an awesome combination, especially for flowers for the wedding.
  • Combing tiffany blue, bone, cotton, or ivory cream with sangria brings a softer feeling but be sure to choose a lighter instead of a darker shade.
  • Let us not forget black and white, as these two basic colors make a perfect match and combine well with sangria.
ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Sangria#65242e0, 64, 54, 60101, 36, 46


Unique Colors

The colors on the color wheel make everything look quite simple, but the color spectrum is a lot more complex and vast. Our human eyes are only able to see a small fraction of the colors that do exist, and even with these, we may not be very familiar with them. Below are two of these unique colors that exist.

Orange Cool Color Names



The color bisque is a light grayish brown, and for the untrained eye, it can be easily mistaken for a shade of white. The color has its root in the orange family and can be regarded as a pale orange. The name bisque is derived from the Anglo-French word besquit and has been slightly altered from the word we all know so well as “biscuit”, which means earthenware or porcelain, and is used mainly in the earthenware industry.

As we have already discovered that bisque is a form of orange and is, therefore, associated with feelings like cheerfulness, as well as energy, warmth, and activity.

Orange is a color that companies use to target children and is also used in the food industry. Orange is also a color that promotes a lively attitude and could be used in marketing to encourage potential customers to buy their products. When purchasing any appliance for your kitchen, the selection of color needs to be able to highlight other colors and bisque is a color that can do that.

ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Bisque#ffe4c40, 11, 23, 0255, 228, 196



The color smalt is a moderate or medium blue that is duller and redder than copen blue, deeper, and redder than azurite or Dresden blue, and deeper and greener than luster blue. Smalt pigment is made when cobalt oxide is mixed with molten glass, and then potassium carbonate is added to work as a flux. The hot glass is then plunged into water and the shattered pieces are ground into a coarse pigment called smalt.

Unique Colors

The blue color of the smalt pigment comes from the cobalt, and because it is glass, the deep blue color is transparent and has a slightly violet undertone. Unfortunately, it has very poor covering capabilities and can change its color to brown when it is mixed in oil, which then changes the tones and colors. Rembrandt used this smalt pigment in a number of his paintings but was unaware of its changing capabilities. In the sixteenth and seventh centuries, smalt blue pigment was used by artists as a substitute for ultramarine because it was so expensive. Smalt is not only used for painting but the pigment is also used in pottery and ceramics where the surfaces of other types of glass are decorated.

ShadeHex CodeCMYK Color Code (%)RGB Color CodeColor
Smalt#003399100, 67, 0, 400, 51, 153
Copen Blue#c2ccc45, 0, 4, 20194, 204, 196
Azurite or Dresden Blue#9bb9ca23, 8, 0, 21155, 185, 202
Luster Blue#9a9db113, 11, 0, 31154, 157, 177


From this article, you have discovered that there are many different types of colors, shades, and tones, and we hope that we have helped you in finding the right color for your newborn baby or the color scheme in your home. It does help if we understand the meaning behind the color and just how it can impact our thoughts and lives, and hopefully, this article has had a role to play in your choice of a unique color name.


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Frequently Asked Questions


What Is the Most Attractive Color?

The color blue has always been an attractive and favorite color, but the most perfect and attractive color in the world is YInMn blue, also known as Mas Blue or Oregon Blue.


What Is the Ugliest Color?

Wikipedia defines Pantone 448 C as the ugliest color that there is in the world. This color has been described as a dark, drab brown; and others say it is dirty. So, this is the color you should avoid in your designs and color schemes.


Is Violet Visible to Humans?

The violet light spectrum is light that is found at the end of the visible light spectrum and is found between a much shorter wavelength known as UV light and blue light, making it impossible for humans to see it with the naked eye.


Is Purple an Eye Color?

People’s eye color can appear to be blue, but actually, violet is a very rare form for blue eyes and is eye color. The melanin pigment when produced can appear to be violet, but the iris needs to be of a specific structure to make this happen.


What Are Some Obscure Color Names?

There is such a variety of color names out there, some more common than others. Some obscure names include amaranth, a reddish-pink hue; atrovirens, a type of teal color; eburnean, which looks like ivory or off-white color; skobeloff, a form of cyan; and wenge, which is a type of brown or espresso color, just to name a few.

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