Tincture (heraldry)

Tincture is the limited palette of colours and patterns used in heraldry. The need to define, depict, and correctly blazon the various tinctures is one of the most important aspects of heraldic art and design.

A diagram of various tinctures in heraldry. First row: Metals; second row: Colours; third row: Stains; fourth row: Nontraditional tinctures.

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