(Black, White and Gray)
The range of achromatic color is very wide. Many grayish colors were expressed as the colors of Japanese ink or mouse and they don’t give a pleasurable impression, but the color variation is very wide. In Edo era, it became fashionable as well as brown.
*An example of coordination of kimono is here.
Typical achromatic colors and their Japanese name
|ankokushoku / shikkoku|
|sumiiro / sumizome|
|kenpouiro /kenpouzome /yoshiokazome|
|nezumiiro /haiiro / namariiro|
|ginnezumi / suzuiro|
|usunibiiro / usunibuiro|
|shironezumi / shiroganeiro|
(*) different from “kuriiro” in the Brown categorie.
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