Shades of Smoky Black, Caput Mortuum, and Dark Goldenrod are commonly associated with the term "traditional". These shades are typically high in saturation and warm in temperature and related to the terms decorative, monumental, and artistic. This is a neutral color and will generally take on the characteristics of other colors in a palette and can be used to reinforce those influences.When Caput Mortuum is joined with Dark Purple, the mood becomes more serious. When Caput mortuum is added to Tyrian Purple, it evokes serious and wild feelings. When Dark Goldenrod is joined with Eerie Black, the mood becomes more agile. When Dark Goldenrod is added to Dark Spring Green, it evokes earnest and dapper feelings.

Traditional palettes

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