|色の名前Japan Color Name||松葉色（まつばいろ）|
|RGB||R:063 G:119 B:053|
|CMYK||C:60 M:00 Y:80 K:50|
|Web カラーHex triplet|
松葉色（まつばいろ）とは、松の葉のような深みのある渋い青緑色のことです。別名を『松の葉色』とも呼ばれ、『枕草子』にもその名が見られる古い色名です。染色は藍 と刈安 で染められますが、藍を濃くすれば『木賊色 』になります。江戸時代の『手鑑模様節用 』には「松葉色。古名とくさいろ、寛政年中あいびろうどの名ありて、一時のりうこうたり」とあり、『木賊色』を『松葉色』の古名と紹介していますが、色名は松葉色のほうが古くからみられます。
[Explanation of a color]
The Matsuba-iro, is a dull blue-green with a deep, such as the leaves of the pine. The alias is also called the “leaf color of pine”, is an old color name also the name can be seen in “The Pillow Book”. Staining will be dyed with indigo and Kariyasu, but it is if the dark blue-green “Tokusa-iro”. Edo era of the “Tekagami pattern Setsuyo hand mirror also welding” is “Matsuba-iro. Komyo Tokusa-iro, Kansei is there name of the year love Biroudo, temporary Riu Kotari” Yes and, the “Tokusa-iro” we introduce the Komyo of “Matsuba-iro,” but, color names are viewed from the old is better of pine needles color.
Pine, a general term for pine genus pine family. It has been widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. In Japan, popular since ancient times, has been picked up well to such poetry. By the way, the origin of the pine of the name is “wait for (God)”, “(God) worship” and “(the green) keep” those that were able in turn, eternal youth from putting the lush leaves even in winter is a symbol of longevity, has been with the auspicious tree. Also, it is prized as a tree that talisman and God come down, perhaps the deep trees of involvement in Japanese, such as decorate the kadomatsu the New Year today.
Color names named after the leaf of auspicious pine so much, such as “Oimatsu Oimatsu” “old green nephew green”, “Chitose green detergent green”, “Tokiwa color Tokiwairo”, both set to “auspicious color” year. This “Matsuba-iro” also has been used as a representative of the life force “Yoshiiro”.