Lisa wrote:golyplot wrote:I've heard of aquamarine, but I've never heard of just "aqua" used to refer to the color. To me, it's mostly just a part of compounds that means water. Aquaduct, aquatic, aquarium, aquifer, ...
There's even a wikipedia page for it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_(color).
The names of colors was important in my previous career, which was fashion-related; but, e.g. amongst software engineers, there's going to be blank looks if you talk about something colored taupe, azure, coral, maroon, cobalt, mint, oyster, chestnut, teal, etc.
Yeah, you should talk about colors like #FF0000 like a normal person.