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Aconite Violet - Behind the colour

Aconite Violet is next, determined as 'representative of the flowers of Aconite, Wolf's - bane or Monkshood plant.Aconite has long been used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese Medicine. Aconite was also described in Greek and Roman medicine by Pliny the Elder, who most likely prescribed the Alpine species Aconitum lycoctonum. Folk medicinal use of Aconitum species is still practiced in some parts of Slovenia.

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Brick Dust - Behind the Colour

An old colour name dating back to the 17th Century. The colour represents the average of a number of samples submitted by textile and other colour using industries. Introduced into the seasonal ranges by B.C.S in 1934.

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Alice Blue - Behind the Colour

This colour name was standardised by B.C.S in 1934 and has been in general use since 1902. A pale tint of azure favoured by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, which sparked a fashion sensation in the United States at the time. Also known as 'Sistine' in the USA.

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