- Authentic colors in wool:
You can't go wrong with a deep indigo blue or a madder red or russet. Other colors they certainly had: strong bright yellow (weld), olive greens (weld overdyed with indigo), various blues, and if they were on the right trade routes, possibly a bright lac or cochineal red. They also would have had black (either from black sheep or dyed), brown (ditto), gray, lighter blues in the indigo family, and creamy white. Also, woad blues are slightly silvery in the lighter shades as opposed to true indigo. They would *not* have had anything in turquoise, chartreuse, shocking pink, bright orange, or logwood purple or lavender, at least not in wool.