Colors come from several sources, such as what is already seen in nature, art, and the World Wide Web. Hundreds of colors have been made from these sources.
Web colors are made using numbers in a specific order. Below are a variety of shades from different sources that begin with the letter t.
Taffy is a light shade of brown. Its name comes from a candy that is soft and chewy. Taffy was invented in the United States around 1887.
Tan is a light shade of brown. The name comes from an oak bark called tannum that was used to tan leather. Other colors similar to tan include fulvous, tawny, and tenne.
Tangelo is a shade of red and orange mixed together. It is named after a citrus fruit hybrid with the same name and in a similar hue.
Tangerine is a bold orange hue. This shade was named after a citrus fruit. It was first used as a color name in English in 1899.
Tangerine yellow is a bold yellow. It is a web color that is also known as Christmas yellow.
Companies may use this shade to promote health care, warmth, and pleasure. Firefox and the University of Rochester are some companies that use this hue.
Tango pink is a dark hue of pink. It is also known as tango.
Tango pink was first used as a color term in English in 1925. It is included in the Plochere Color System, which is used by interior designers.
Tart orange is a light hue of red. Companies may use this color in advertising to help the consumer think about anger, love, or safety.
Taupe is a dark grayish brown. It comes from a French word that means “mole”. It is a vague term that can mean either brownish-gray or grayish brown.
It was first used only to describe the average color of the French mole but grew to mean other shades by the 1940s.
Taupe gray is a medium hue of gray.
Tea green is an extremely light shade of yellowish-green. It looks similar to the color mint.
Tea green symbolizes the shade of green tea once it is brewed. It was first written down as a color term in English in 1858.
Tea rose is a medium yellowish pink and a shade of red. It is a popular color with women in interior design, especially in bedrooms.
This shade of red also symbolizes a color seen on tea rose flowers. Tea rose was first used as a color term in English in 1884.
Teal is a blue-green. The name comes from a bird, the common teal, which has a teal-colored stripe on its head. Teal also refers to cyan.
It can be made by mixing blue with green. The complementary shade to teal is maroon. It was first referred to as a color word in English in 1917.
Teal blue is a medium shade of greenish-blue. It was first referred to as a color word in English in 1927. This shade was popular among interior designers in the 1950s and 1960s.
Teal deer is a light hue of green. It is used in promotions and marketing to evoke sleekness, the home, and sincerity.
Teal green is a deeper hue of teal with more amounts of green. It varies between a dark bluish-green to a pine tree green. A Crayola crayon color called Deep Space Sparkle is similar to teal green.
Telemagenta is a bright purplish red. This shade of magenta is included in the RAL color matching system, which is a popular color system in Europe. This color list started in 1927.
Temptress is a dark shade of the red color. It is also known as oxblood. Temptress is close to the shade of burgundy but has more brown than purple in it.
Temptress is based on the French term sang-de-bœuf, also referred to as sang de bœuf. It was first mentioned in English around 1695-1705.
Tenné is an orange or light-brown stain. It is similar to the color of leather. It was a stain used in blazoning. Tenné is based on the Old French tané.
It originated with the Medieval Latin word tannare, which means “to tan leather”.
Terra cotta is a dark reddish-orange. It is similar to pottery made of terracotta. Terracotta is the term for sculptures made of earthenware that is baked.
Thistle is a light shade of purple, that looks similar to lavender. It is close to the shade of the flowerhead on a thistle plant.
Thistle was first written down as a color word in English in 1892. This shade is paired with Scotland because a thistle is the national flower of the country.
Thulian pink is a deep purplish pink. It is also called Thulite pink and first lady. Thulian pink is a reference to the land of Thule, an island spoken about in ancient Roman and Greek literature.
Thulite crystals are in a similar shade of pink. Thulite pink was first used as a color name in English in 1912.
Tickle Me Pink
Tickle me pink is a bold shade of purplish pink. It was a hue made by Crayola in 1993. Joslyn Davis made the color when she was the winner of a Crayola competition.
Tiffany blue is a light bluish-green. It is based on the hue of a light blue seen on eggs hatched from a robin. This blue has been used with the famous jewelry company Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. have used this blue since 1845, when it was used on the Tiffany’s Blue Book cover.
Tiger’s eye is a dark shade of orange. It is named after a gemstone with a color band that looks similar to the eye of a tiger. Crayola created this shade for their Gem Tones set in 1994.
Timberwolf is a very light shade of gray. It is used in promotions and marketing to help people think of sincerity, being transparent, and middle-ground. Internet Society and Northwestern University use this shade of gray in their branding.
Titanium is a shade of gray. It is based on a metal that is in a similar color to silver. It was discovered by William Gregor in 1791.
This extremely pure metal was named after the Titans mentioned in Greek mythology by Martin Heinrich Klaproth. Titanium is used to make a variety of items, such as rings and rods.
Titanium Yellow is a yellow pigment that is a complex inorganic compound. It is made by combining fine powders of carbonates, metal oxides, or hydroxides in very high temperatures. Titanium yellow has been used in paint for artworks, ceramic glazes, and plastics.
Tomato is a bright shade of reddish-orange. It is similar to the hue of red tomatoes commonly seen and sold in supermarkets.
Tomato was first written down as a color word in English in 1891. It was made as one of the X11 color names when they first came out in 1987.
Tooth is a very dark white and also known as snow. This shade of white is similar to both a tooth and snow seen in nature.
Brands use this white web color to promote softness, peace, and the home. Aer Lingus, the Next Web, and GitHub are companies that use this hue of white.
Topaz is a light shade of brown. It is based on a shade seen on the mineral topaz. Topaz is used as a gemstone for jewelry and other decorations.
Tractor red is a shade of red commonly seen on farm tractors. It is also known as scarlet, a bright red.
Trolley gray is a shade of gray. It is also known as web color gray.
Brands use this color to help others think about accessibility, gracefulness, and glamour. Brands that use this hue include Sony and Oracle.
Tropical Rain Forest
Tropical rain forest is a dark green. It represents the shade of green seen on many plants in a rain forest.
Brands make use of this hue in promotions and marketing by getting consumers to think about the home, cleanliness, and elegance. The Sun Goals is a company that makes use of this hue.
True blue is a bright hue of blue. This blue was used by the athletic teams representing the University of California in Los Angeles from 2003 to 2017.
Tufts blue is a type of azure blue that Tufts University uses in their branding.
Tulip is a hue that is a mixture of red and pink. It represents one color that tulip flowers bloom in.
Tumbleweed is a shade of orange. It symbolizes the color of tumbleweeds seen in nature.
Turkish rose is a dark shade of pink and red. Some roses bloom flowers in this color.
Turquoise is a bold bluish green. It represents the shade of blue seen on the gem turquoise.
Turquoise green is a web color that is a mixture of turquoise and green.
Turtle green is a shade of green and is also known as moss green. Brands use this shade to encourage consumers to think about cleanliness, accessibility, and glamour.
Tuscan is a variation of Tuscan red. It is a light yellow shade. Tuscan was first used as a color word in English in 1887.
Tuscan Brown is a variation of Tuscan red in a medium shade of brown. It was first written down as a color term in English in 1913.
Tuscan red is a dark shade of red. It was once used on passenger cars for the Pennsylvania Railroad and PRR TrucTrailers.
Tuscan red was first used as a color term in English in the early 1800s. It was a popular hue at this time.
Tuscan tan is a light brown, but darker than tan. It was first used as an English color name in 1926.
Tuscany is a light grayish red and in the same family as Tuscan red. It was first used as a color name in English in 1922. Tuscany is a shade included in the “Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)” color list.
Twitter blue is a shade of blue used by the social media company Twitter in their branding.
Tyrian purple is a deep shade of reddish-purple. It is a natural dye that comes from sea snails. This purple was used as a fabric dye by the Phoenicians in 1200 BCE.