Silver (color)

Silver (color)

Silver is a metallic color tone resembling gray that is a representation of the color of polished silver.

The visual sensation usually associated with the metal silver is its metallic shine. This cannot be reproduced by a simple solid color, because the shiny effect is due to the material's brightness varying with the surface angle to the light source. In addition, there is no mechanism for showing metallic or fluorescent colors on a computer without resorting to rendering software which simulates the action of light on a shiny surface. Consequently in art one would normally use a metallic paint that glitters like real silver. A matte grey color like the swatch on this page would not be considered silver.

Read more about Silver (color):  History, Silver, Silver in Nature, Silver in Culture

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Silver (color) - Silver in Culture
... Aphorisms The expression "every cloud has a silverlining" is used to point out that something good can often come out of even a bad situation ... The expression "silvertongued" refers to a person who possesses the power of fluent, persuasive, eloquent and/or witty speech ... Art Andy Warhol dyed his hair silverfor many years ...

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