lake (color)

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Scope note
A range of purplish red or pink colors resembling the color of reddish lake pigments, which are organic pigments prepared by precipitation of a dye on a powdered, inorganic substrate. The color term "lake" refers particularly to the colors of cochineal, kermes, madder, lac, etc., which are all reddish in color and used in oil painting.
lake
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024