Definition of color wash in English:

color wash

Syllabification: col·or wash

noun

  • Colored calcimine or tempera.
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    • Using a combination of line drawing and colour wash, Larkin observes the movements of a variety of urban characters.
    • Standing at arm's length from the wall, brush the light colour wash over the walls in a haphazard way.
    • There are two techniques for color wash application: sponge or brush.

verb

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  • Paint (something) with colored calcimine or tempera.
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    • Half-rendered, half brick walls can be made charming by colour-washing them in smart paint and planting climbers to tone.
    • The exhibits are for the most part Matcham's own colour-washed drawings, high-quality full-size reproductions of those held in London's Theatre Museum.
    • As a bonus, subtle color-washed drawings by Bob Freeman are used in four stories, borrowed from the original Classic Cars series.

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