A change in color of a material. Discoloration may be due exposure to chemicals, light, or time. Examples of discoloration include soiling, staining, darkening, yellowing, bleaching, or fading.
Synonyms and Related Terms
discolouration; fading; yellowing; color loss; staining; darkening; bleaching
Resources and Citations
- ICOMOS-ISCS: Illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns
- A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998