This colour was standardised in 1934. It is one of the oldest existing colour names : M. & P. quote 700A.D. as the earliest known record.
The colour here shown is a general representation of many grass samples submitted by textile and other colour using industries.
A colour found in Genoese fabrics of the 16th Century.
By the mid 15th Century the silk industry had become the largest employer in Genoa, but the growth of this industry was particularly strong in the 16th century.
Two kinds of Genoese silk fabrics were very highly reputed in Europe: silk fabric woven with silver and gold threads and teciopelo (triple velvet).
An old colour name dating back to the 17th Century.
The colour represents the average of a number of samples submitted by textile and other colour using industries.
Introduced into the seasonal ranges in 1943.