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Color In Nature

Find resources about color in nature by searching with these Keywords and Phrases

  • Color or Colors
  • Color Mixing
  • Dyes and Dyeing
  • Dye Plants
  • Gems
  • Henna
  • Interaction of Color (phrase)
  • Paint Mixing
  • Pigments
  • Precious Stones

Image: Rainbow Mountains of China’s Zhangye Danxia National Geologic Park (Credit:

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Pigments and Dyes - Books & eBooks

OneSearch - Search the FIT Library Catalog

Search for books, ebooks, articles, and more

Find titles using OneSearch - Advanced Search in the ANY FIELD or SUBJECT fields (click links to see book titles in OneSearch)

Pigment Timelines -

Click on a color to see its composition, properties, names, origins, preparation, history of use, and spectral identification including videos and articles.

Colourlex - Timeline Sorted by First Date of Use

Image from the page "Pigments Sorted by First Date of Use".

Books on Natural Pigment and Dyes

Videos on Pigments / Dyes

Material Coatings in the News

Rainbow Mountains of China and Peru

Article Cover - Rainbow Mountains in ChinaThe Spectacular Coloured Mountains
of China and Peru

Image & Article from LBV Magazine, November 28, 2019

Auroras - Natural Color and Light

South Pole | Night in Antarctica -- Southern Lights (aurora australis)

Shot by Robert Schwarz, CMB-Observatory (Cosmic Microwave Backgroud) operator and technician at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. Post-Production, Edit and Stock-footage management by Martin Heck, Timestorm Films (Posted on YouTube Feb. 4, 2019)

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