Oxblood – The Color of Fall 2012

Code Name: OXBLOOD

It is THE color of the season. It is dark red with a touch of brown. Think of cranberry or maroon or wine or burgundy or auburn or crimson or scarlet…well you get the picture.

If you are wondering, as I, where the name comes from…it is short for oxygenated blood, the color blood turns to when exposed to air. It is deep, dark, mysterious, and is saturating clothing and makeup this fall. From leather to lipstick, this is the go-to hue of the season. I had my toenails painted a pretty oxblood color today, OPI’s “We’ll Always Have Paris”.

Here are some of my favorite OXBLOOD fashion statements.

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4 thoughts on “Oxblood – The Color of Fall 2012

  1. My favorite color!

  2. embelladorn

    Reblogged this on Embelladorn and commented:
    I did wonder where the term oxblood came from 🙂 happy to know that it’s ox (from oxygenated) then blood. I thought it literally meant an ox’s blood.. so I’m relieved it’s not literal oxblood.

    • archipelagojewelry

      I am always interested in what words mean. It is what prompted this post.

      • embelladorn

        It is truly interesting to see how things like that come together

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