Talk:Olive (color)

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I would like to see some information on the usage of olive as the color of one's skin. Thanks


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I'm curious about the names of the colors on that color chart. Are those the names of tones and pigments from some paint company? If so, are they copyrighted? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.227.120.26 (talk) 22:04, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Olive as a shade of yellow[edit]

The web color Olive (#808000) is alternately called "Dark yellow". By that rationale, I believe Olive should be categorized under shades of yellow. Any objections? pbp 15:07, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Nope. You need a more reliable source than a forum list, though. Forum posts are not acceptable sources. oknazevad (talk) 15:15, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Avocado as a shade of olive[edit]

Avocado green is a similar hue to Olive green. As such, it should be listed here pbp 15:09, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

"Similar" isn't sufficient. There are many similar shades over at the list of shades of green. But avocado isn't called olive, so it seems to me to be outside the scope of the article, unless a specific reference can be found equivocating them.
As for my reference to having this conversation before, it was in August 2012 and I explained my view on your talk page. As at the time the addition of avaocado was being contested by two or three editors, and since no one else has seen to re-add I since, it seems that consensus was not to include it. oknazevad (talk) 15:15, 16 January 2014 (UTC)