15 Very Specific Colors You Didn't Know Had Names


Go beyond the crayon box with these little-known colors. Hey, you might even find a new shade for your living room walls.

1. Filemot

It sounds like an indie band or hip Brooklyn bar. Alas, filemot's just the color of a dead leaf.

2. Aureolin

You've heard of cobalt blue. Meet cobalt yellow, more formally known as aureolin.

3. Jessamy

Jessamy is the pale white-yellow color of jasmine flowers. Most people just call it “jasmine.”

4. Phlox

It's a flower, but also that psychedelic purple seen on tie-dye shirts.

5. Pavo

That shade of blue found in a peacock's tail feathers? It's pavo, pronounced, "PAY-voh."

6. Rufous

A rufous bird has red feathers, hence this color name.

7. Malachite

Whether we're talking minerals or hues, it's easy to confuse malachite with emerald. The big difference: Malachite has a grey undertone.

8. Vinaceous

Vinaceous may mean wine-colored, but not all wine is vinaceous. The term only refers to reds.

9. Smalt

If you love that medium blue found in Chinese porcelain, you're smitten with smalt.

10. Harlequin

Of course the color's a little loud. It's named after a commedia dell'arte stock character.

11. Melichrous

It doesn't sound too sweet, but melichrous describes things that are the color of honey.

12. Eau de Nil

High school French to the rescue! Translating to "Water of the Nile," eau de nil is a pale yellowish-green commonly associated with 1930s fashion and decor.

13. Ciel

Ciel is a soothing light blue just one 'o' short of the Spanish word for "sky." It's also a popular color for medical scrubs.

14. Solferino

It's a village in northern Italy and also a purplish red.

15. Feldgrau

Feldgrau, which translates to "field gray," is the gray-green seen in Army jackets and camouflage.

Blue Apron’s Memorial Day Sale Will Save You $60 On Your First Three Boxes

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If you’ve gone through all the recipes you had bookmarked on your phone and are now on a first-name basis with the folks at the local pizzeria, it might be time to introduce a new wrinkle into your weekly dinner menu. But instead of buying loads of groceries and cookbooks to make your own meal, you can just subscribe to a service like Blue Apron, which will deliver all the ingredients and instructions you need for a unique dinner.

And if you start your subscription before May 26, you can save $20 on each of your first three weekly boxes from the company. That means that whatever plan you choose—two or four meals a week, vegetarian or the Signature plan—you’ll save $60 in total.

With the company’s Signature plan, you’ll get your choice of meat, fish, and Beyond foods, along with options for diabetes-friendly and Weight Watchers-approved dishes. The vegetarian plan loses the meat, but still allows you to choose from a variety of dishes like General Tso's tofu and black bean flautas.

To get your $60 off, head to the Blue Apron website and click “Redeem Offer” at the top of the page to sign up.

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The World's 10 Richest Cities

New York City.
New York City.
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When a city has vibrant culture, a booming economy, and appealing real estate, it attracts a lot of high-profile residents. To see which world-class cities have the largest populations of wealthy individuals, check out this list of the richest cities in the world.

As CNBC reports, the United States is home to several wealthy cities, accounting for six of the urban centers in the top 10. New York takes the top slot, with 120,605 of the people living there boasting a net worth of $5 million or more. That's more than 4 percent of the global wealth population.

It's followed by Tokyo, where 81,645 residents have a net worth totaling at least $5 million. Hong Kong ranks third with 73,430 wealthy citizens. Other U.S. cities on the list include Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Dallas. The other two cities in the top 10—London and Paris—are Europe's only representation.

The information used to compile the list comes from the data firm Wealth-X, which looked at global wealth statistics from the past decade. Cities that attract wealthy residents tend to have a high cost of living, but the richest cities in the world aren't always the most expensive to live in. After reading the list below, compare it to the 10 most expensive cities in the world.

  1. New York City, U.S.
  1. Tokyo, Japan
  1. Hong Kong
  1. Los Angeles, U.S.
  1. London, UK
  1. Paris, France
  1. Chicago, U.S.
  1. San Francisco, U.S.
  1. Washington, D.C., U.S.
  1. Dallas, U.S.

[h/t CNBC]