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The word "colour" is problematic. [[Herald]]s prefer to use "[[tincture]]" for what ordinary people call colours, because "colour" has a different meaning.
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In [[heraldry]], the term '''colour''' refers to [[azure]], [[sable]], [[gules]], [[vert]] and [[purpure]]. [[Or]] and [[argent]] are not considered colours, but [[metal]]s. There are rules governing when colours can be used. A charge is not allowed to be one of the colours if the backgound is also a colour, so for instance an azure [[lion]] can not appear on a gules [[field].
 
 
 
''See also:''
 
''See also:''
 
* [[Tincture]]
 
* [[Tincture]]
 
* [[Dye colours]]
 
* [[Dye colours]]

Revision as of 23:06, 23 June 2004

In heraldry, the term colour refers to azure, sable, gules, vert and purpure. Or and argent are not considered colours, but metals. There are rules governing when colours can be used. A charge is not allowed to be one of the colours if the backgound is also a colour, so for instance an azure lion can not appear on a gules [[field]. See also: