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In Heraldry a class of Dark Tinctures used in the Blazon. There are seven common tinctures. Five of these are considered to be colours.

Common Tinctures

Rare Tinitures
  • Bleu Celeste -Sky Blue (considered improper by many because of it's late invention).
  • Brunâtre - Continental colours
  • Buff - often employed as a metal, invented by the US institute of heraldry.
  • Carnation - he colour of European human skin or pale pink.
  • Cendrée - the colour of Iron and Walls, Ash Coloured.
  • De piedra - Spanish Heraldry, meaning the colour of stone, or grey.

See Stains, Furs, Metals