earth tone

earth tone
earth tone
n.
any of various soft colors like those found in nature in soil, vegetation, etc.; esp., brown, tan, or beige

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Earth tone — is a color scheme that draws from a color palette of browns, tans, greys, greens, blues and some reds. The colors in an earth tone scheme are muted and flat in an emulation of the natural colors found in dirt, moss, trees and rocks …   Wikipedia

  • earth-tone — earthˈ tone noun A colour like that of the earth, eg a brown or green • • • Main Entry: ↑earth …   Useful english dictionary

  • earth tone — earth′ tone n. cvb fia any of various warm, muted colors ranging from neutral to deep brown Also called earth color. • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • earth tone — noun : any of various rich dark colors containing some brown • earth toned adjective * * * any of various warm, muted colors ranging basically from neutral to deep brown. [1970 75] * * * n. a rich warm color with a brownish hue * * * noun, pl ⋯… …   Useful english dictionary

  • earth tone — noun Date: 1973 any of various rich colors containing some brown • earth toned adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earth tone — any of various warm, muted colors ranging basically from neutral to deep brown. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • earth color — earth′ col or n. fia clo cvb earth tone …   From formal English to slang

  • earth-toned — adjective see earth tone * * * earth toned adj • • • Main Entry: ↑earth tone …   Useful english dictionary

  • earth color — noun Date: 1931 earth tone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earth-toned — adjective see earth tone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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