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.
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024