Last year, I talked about the colours French Blue and Eau de Nil. They have great old-fashioned names that describe the shades perfectly. In the colour chart in my last post, there's a dusty pale pink called Ashes of Roses. It's a lovely evocative name for a colour, and I hadn't heard it for a long time.I did some research and to my surprise, it came up in the Pantone Colour Forecast for Spring 2008! The sketch that is referenced is a Bill Blass cocktail dress described as Ashes of Rose and Steel Gray, although the colour that is in their forecast is Cantaloupe. I think that cantaloupe has more orange than Ashes, which has more gray or black. "Against neutrals, luscious Cantaloupe is warm and nurturing - a great addition to any wardrobe, especially when paired with chocolate browns."
When I went to look for paints called Ashes of Roses, the variance was amazing. They ranged from a pinkish brown to a pale blue.
Pittsburgh PaintsSo, what is the real shade called Ashes of Roses?