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ochre

(US), ocher
a. a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
b. (as adjective): an ochre dress

ocher, ochre

A naturally occurring yellow-brown hydrated iron oxide; used as a pigment in paint and a filler in linoleum.
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The picture is the latest production in a unique collaboration between Cornish-born Onya and the Coal Authority that sees the artist using ochre deposits to create new natural pigments.
Great patina on the blue beads and the ochre paint that gives testimony to its loving care and usage over generations.
The loss of the ochre star, a keystone species, could have reverberated through climate-stressed ocean ecosystems.
Humanity has used ochre, a clay earth pigment, for at least 285,000 years.
"Our microscopic and chemical analyses of the pattern confirm that red ochre pigment was intentionally applied to the flake with an ochre crayon," the team wrote in a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Ochre is an important mineral pigment used by prehistoric hunter-gatherers across the globe.
"Color was a very significant part of hunter-gatherer life and ochre gives you a very vibrant red color," lead study author Andy Needham said in a statement from the (https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/research/crayon-ochre-lake/) University of York .
The dig discovered a maxillary (upper jaw) fragment of a Tasmanian Tiger coated in red pigment, giving insight to the central role ochre played in local customs at the time.
Ochre also works well with dark furniture and natural wood floors; to make it look modern, team it with glossy white or pale Scandi-style wood shades instead.
com, PS49.99 FLOORING Impressive scraped oak effect grey brown, Tile Giant, www.tilegiant.co.uk, PS21.99 CONSOLE TABLE Console table by Castleton Home, Wayfair, www.wayfair.co.uk, PS359.99 Stool Flat top stools, Shimu, www.shimu.co.uk, PS125 Chair Ophelia formal back chair - ochre on castors, Next, www.next.co.uk, PS575 FOOT STOOL Ophelia formal back footstool - ochre on castors, Next, www.next.co.uk, PSLSA International bar ships decanter, PS36 DECANTERS all www.johnlewis.
Bright sunset shades of orange, rust and ochre are mixed with icy, frosty pastels and accented with ultra brights, embodying a color palette of seasonal hues and misty tones.
Duck egg Edinburgh armchair, PS199.99, Dunelm | Two-pack ochre check |bed set (duvet and two pillow cases), PS32-PS62.