Museum Colours

Our collections at National Museums Scotland are filled with a rainbow spectrum of colour. Delve in and pick out your favourites from red, orange, yellow…
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Vintage and retro landlines telephones in the collection at National Museums Scotland.
These are Golden Stag beetles from Australia, which are active during the Christmas period. They vary in colour, from yellow-gold through to metallic blue. These green ones in our collection are over 100 years old.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.

Colours of Christmas

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Bracelet, 'Bracelet 2', carved from polystyrene foam and covered with a red, yellow and black mosaic of acrylic and PVC: Scottish, Glasgow, by Peter Chang, July - August 1987.
Red silk crepe fukusa (gift cover) with embroidered design of wisteria in coloured silks and gold thread: Japanese, mid-Meiji era, 1884 - 1899.
Vase of glass, an inverted pear form with no handles, and the glass in two layers with an opaque white ground with a dragon and other designs in relief in red: China.

Romantic Red

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One of a collection of Monart and Vasart glass from Perth - a posy dish of orange mottled glass with extremely wide flat lip.
Scent bottle of opaque white glass decorated in orange-red, black and yellow with a bird, a rhyton and caduceus?, and a bird on a two-handled bowl, in the style of Pompeian painting, part of the Ida Pappenheim Collection: Bohemian, c. 1850.
Fire Vase Form, blown glass, clear coloured with two shades of red, the darker red creating pattern of swirling bands: England, Sunderland, Phoenix Hot Glass Studio, Roger Tye, 1995.

Obscure Orange

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One of a pair of earthenware tiles painted in enamel colours with a figure of a woman emblematic of Spring: English, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, by Minton, Hollins and Co., c. 1860 - 1890.
Beryl variety heliodor, amber yellow facetted stone, scissors/cross cut, locality unknown
Sulphur - bright yellow prismatic crystals encrusting matrix - from Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Sunny Yellow

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Locket or charm set with photograph stone, green, with hole punched through existing decoration on back to permit viewing, image of Napoleon III, part of a set of microscopic photographs set as artificial stones
Zoisite - a large prismatic fragment - pleochroic blue-green and olive brown, with diopside inclusions - from Skardu District - possibly Alchuri village in the Shigar Valley, Pakistan.
Green-glazed earthenware tankard decorated in relief with a crucifixion scene, shields of arms and a circular medallion showing Christ teaching in the Temple and the date 1629: German, possibly Nuremberg, marked ASE, perhaps C. W. Fleischmann, probably 19th century

Gracious Green

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Purple leather wallet, containing 12 carte-de-visite of paintings, by an unknown photographer, 1850s - 1880s
Stereo daguerreotype, depicting a portrait of an unidentified woman in a pale purple dress with a zigzag white lace design and a black shawl, hand-coloured, by T.R. Williams, London, 1850s
Sample of printed blue and purple cloth with floral motifs and a trellis pattern in the filling, possibly intended for the Indonesian market. From the 'Sarongs and Slandangs' pattern book. Part of the Turkey Red Collection A.1962.1266.1 - A.1962.1266.78, with subdivisions, totalling c. 40,000 items: Scottish, Dunbartonshire, by United Turkey Red Co. Ltd, 1906 - 1930

Perfect Purple

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Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Quartz variety agate, one of two parts, dark blue-grey and blue-grey fortification banded, one face polished, from Blue Hole, Usan, near Montrose, Angus.
Earthenware tile printed in underglaze blue with a stag and deer: English, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, by Minton, late 19th century.

Brilliant Blue

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Obsidian, large specimen, grey-black and colourless glassy, from Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Italy
Singer sewing machine with black painted cast iron body, missing the table, with gold transfers showing Egyptian sphinx decoration, made by the Singer Manufacturing Co., 1895
Bowl of black glass, moulded with three legs and two handles, and banded by three rills

Black

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Quartz, variety agate - a slice - pink, pale pink, blue-grey banded and zoned with green celadonite forced in - from Blue Hole, Usan, Scurdie Ness, Montrose, Angus
Moulded large oval dish of pink plastic decorated in the Art Deco style with a low relief representation of a reclining mermaid: British, by U.D.A. Plastics Ltd, possibly 1940s or 1950s
Hair comb, with cane or reed prongs and pink and blue glass beads in a geometric pattern decoration: Africa, Southern Africa, Malawi, Lake Malawi, mid 19th century

Millennial Pink

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One of a pair of earthenware tiles painted in enamel colours with a figure of a woman emblematic of Spring: English, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, by Minton, Hollins and Co., c. 1860 - 1890. Mixed Media Collage, Art, Museums, Earthenware, English, Inspiration, Stoke On Trent, Hollins, Earthenware Tile
Spring tile
One of a pair of earthenware tiles painted in enamel colours with a figure of a woman emblematic of Spring: English, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, by Minton, Hollins and Co., c. 1860 - 1890.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here. Antiques, British, England, Bulb, Houston, Vintage, Light Bulb, Bayonet
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Vintage and retro landlines telephones in the collection at National Museums Scotland. Retro, Telephones, Electronic Products, Landline Phone, Museum, Desk Phone, Corded Phone
Colourful telephones
Vintage and retro landlines telephones in the collection at National Museums Scotland.
These are Golden Stag beetles from Australia, which are active during the Christmas period. They vary in colour, from yellow-gold through to metallic blue. These green ones in our collection are over 100 years old. Beetle, Art Nouveau, Yellow, Insects, Stag Beetle, Beetles, Stag
Golden stag beetles
These are Golden Stag beetles from Australia, which are active during the Christmas period. They vary in colour, from yellow-gold through to metallic blue. These green ones in our collection are over 100 years old.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here. Objects, Unusual, Rural Life, Two By Two, Collection, Event Exhibition, National Museum
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here. Christmas, Victorian Christmas, Christmas Greetings, Liverpool, Christmas Advent Calendar, Christmas Countdown, Christmas Advent, Christmas Pins
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here. Ceramics, Figurine, Porcelain, Ceramic Art, Ceramic Figurines, Vase
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
'One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock rock'...  Or more precisely three Christmassy rocks for today's #NMSAdvent.  🎄 Two eclogite rocks from the Austrian Tyrol and Loch Duich, Scotland and a Gilalite mineral from the Christmas Mine, Arizona.   #AdventCalendar #ColoursofChristmas #ChristmasRocks #Minerals #Eclogite #Gilalite Minerals, Rocks, Gems, Mineral, Arizona, Four O Clock, Tyrol
'One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock rock'... Or more precisely three Christmassy rocks for today's #NMSAdvent. 🎄 Two eclogite rocks from the Austrian Tyrol and Loch Duich, Scotland and a Gilalite mineral from the Christmas Mine, Arizona. #AdventCalendar #ColoursofChristmas #ChristmasRocks #Minerals #Eclogite #Gilalite
Red silk crepe fukusa (gift cover) with embroidered design of wisteria in coloured silks and gold thread: Japan, mid-Meiji era, 1884 - 1899. Design, Meiji Era, Silk, Red Silk, Silk Crepe, Japanese, Gold Threads
Fukusa, Gift cover
Red silk crepe fukusa (gift cover) with embroidered design of wisteria in coloured silks and gold thread: Japan, mid-Meiji era, 1884 - 1899.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here. Folk Art, Folk, Throw Pillows
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here. Pottery, Ceramic Pottery, Instagram, Wedgwood, Teapot
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here. Metal, Filament, Light, Hot Sauce Bottles
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here. Glass Board, Lamp, Emerald, Emerald Green
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here. Flash Light, Philips, Edison
Light bulb, photoflash
Every object in our collection has a story to tell.Discover some of the most treasured, unusual and ground-breaking here.