Seek Origin of Some Web Pages Color Names - Some Web Color Names with Origin Unknown

Some colors such as Keppel, Kobi and Midori have been in use since 2001, when they were promulgated as colors on the Color List. The first recorded use of Kobe as a color name in English was in 1924. The only reference to the color Rackley is a parish in England. The first recorded use of skobeloff as a color name in English was in 1912. Xanadu is an alternative spelling of Shangdu, the summer capital of Kublai Khan's Yuan empire.

Zaffre, a pre-scientific substance (see List of alchemical substances), is a deep blue pigment obtained by roasting cobalt ore, and is made of either an impure form of cobalt oxide[1] or impure cobalt arseniate. During the Victorian Era, zaffre was used to prepare smalt and stain glass blue. The first recorded use of zaffre as a color name in English was sometime in the 1550s (exact year uncertain).

Zomp is one of the colors on the Resene Color List, a color list widely popular in Australia and New Zealand. The color "zomp" was formulated in 2007. We just wonder why these names were chosen for these colors. Any insight would be welcome if you can help.

Keppel #3AB09E
Color # 473
Kobe #882D17
Color # 476
Kobi #E79FC4
Color # 477
Midori #E3F988
Color # 603
Rackley #5D8AA8
Color # 766
Skobeloff #007474
Color # 878
Xanadu #738678
Color # 1022
Zaffre #0014A8
Color # 1034
Zomp #39A78E
Color # 1035