# What is a Fade Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Fade Word™.
Use the following examples below to find the rule.

WHITE BLACK
ORANGE PLUM
SALMON TEAL
TOMATO OLIVE
LAVENDER ORCHID
WHEAT CHOCOLATE
THISTLE VIOLET
SEASHELL NAVY
GOLD SILVER
LINEN SIENNA

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

Fade Words™,Not Fade Words™
WHITE,BLACK
ORANGE,PLUM
SALMON,TEAL
TOMATO,OLIVE
LAVENDER,ORCHID
WHEAT,CHOCOLATE
THISTLE,VIOLET
SEASHELL,NAVY
GOLD,SILVER
LINEN,SIENNA


Hint 1:

An X11 color name with an F anywhere in its three hex values

As shown by

Incidentally

Many of the words also happen to align with the rule that their R, G, and B values are in descending order, but not all of them

• You've identified the "F"ade colors :P – Conifers Aug 1 '19 at 5:13