Elizabethan Cloth Colors

Elizabethan Color Names

Color in Elizabethan Dress

© 1996 Penny Ladnier

This list of cloth colors used throughout the 16th and early 17th century was researched and compiled by Penny Ladnier. It is found in her paper, Color Names Throughout the Centuries. For other costuming information, visit her Web Site, The Costume Gallery's Online Research Library.


1500-1580

Documented in Costume in England: A History of Dress


Documented in Costume in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemparies


1580-1620

Documented in Elizabethan Costumes from 1550-1580


Documented in Costume in England: A History of Dress


Documented in Costume in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemparies

Copyright Notice
© 1996 Penny E. Ladnier
"Permission is given to copy and freely distribute this list as long as this header remains intact. No warranty is expressed or implied." Send updates, corrections, additions and comments to me, Penny Ladnier, <penny.creative.outlets@erols.com>