10 Extinct or Almost Extinct Colors
Alright please do not judge me but I do know a thing or two about colors and why wouldn’t I? The world is essentially full of colors isn’t it? Interesting piece of trivia, while I’m on colors, is that most people dream in black and white. There are numerous colors with new ones coming in everyday and the best part is that all these colors are made from three main colors. There are many colors that have disappeared completely or not widely used anymore and that is exactly what this list talks about. I refer to these colors as extinct because, well, why shouldn’t I? Please enjoy the read.
10. AUTOMOBILE COLORS
The most common colors on cars are black, white, silver and gray. The reason most people would a car in those colors is because if ever they want to resell it, they could easily find buyers and that is the reason why there are so many colors that are just lost and can’t be seen on cars now. So the tenth place goes to the fact that there are many colors that are extinct on cars and not exactly extinct in the world. There were times when cars used to be multi-colored and bright. Car owners used to have expensive and vivid paintjobs. That, we do not see all that often now.
9. DINOSAUR COLORS
Even though we have seen a lot of movies about these creatures, do you really believe that they looked like that when they lived? I do NOT believe that even for a single second. What colors did they sport? Were they bright? Did they shine? Were they dark or colorful; vibrant or dull? There are just so many questions. Of course, we cannot answer these questions, at least easily but it is quite the possibility that when they went extinct, they took many different colors with them. Is it possible to find out about those colors by just studying the remains? I hope so; should be great.
8. PIEBALD HAMSTER
You know that hamsters are available to pet in many different colors and they are so perfectly adorable. Piebald is specie of hamster that is quite close to the Dominant Spot Hamster. This particular guy is a colored hamster and has white spots on its body. The dominant spot hamster was first seen in America in the year 1964 and it became quite popular, even more so than the piebald. Piebald is said to be extinct now because none have been spotted in a very long time; poor guys.
7. PINK DOLPHINS
There are some rivers in China and also the Amazon River that is home to these Pink Dolphins. They are often referred to as Boto. They are fresh water dolphins, kind of like cousins to the dolphins that we know. These poor guys are threatened and they have been enlisted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. These poor guys are still hanging on though, let’s hope they survive. They are the source of this particular pigment and it is a good thing that this particular pigment has gone extinct.
6. CAPUT MORTUUM
The source of this particular color was Egyptian mummies and since they are extinct so is the color. It was a brown pigment as is obvious in the picture. It was also known as ‘mummy brown’ or ‘Egyptian brown’. The pigment itself was made from grounded up mummies (freaky thought). The name translates to ‘worthless remains’ in English and the pigment was made in the 16th and 17th centuries. By the nineteenth century however, the color started to go down on popularity and today it’s totally extinct.
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