COLORS: The EtsyRank Color Thesaurus gives 12 basic colors. You can think about them as being attached to the numbers of a traditional clock. I will give one example of each-
1 Cyan (also called Aqua), a basic color used in printing, Amazonite.
2 Blue-Cyan, one of the colors of Turquoise.
3 Blue, Lapis Lazuli.
4 Blue Magenta (working on it)
5 Magenta, which is not a pure color a mixture of red and violet.
6 Red Magenta, Charoite.
7 Red, Sonoran Sunrise/Sunset.
8 Orange, or Red-Yellow, Bumblebee Jasper,
9 Yellow, Bumblebee Jasper
10 Green-Yellow, Gaspeite.
11 Green, Chrysoprase
12 Green-Cyan, Aquamarine.
and we are back to Cyan, at 1 o-clock.
The challenge becomes how to name the thousands of colors that people recongnize. I am working on that using a tool called Marmalead, which tells me what names people actually use to search...