My idea of puce was wildly incorrect

Looking at the pair of photos from today’s walk, I wonder about the names of colors. For a hot minute I thought the green panel above might be puce. After some searches, I found my idea of puce was wildly incorrect. (I thought it was green.)

A dusty pink (actually puce) rectangle with the words This is puce written in white.

I’m not the only one that had wrong ideas about the shade: StackExchange thread, twitter poll, could it be a mandala effect?

Caught this flamingo on the way home. It’s almost puce.

A flamingo on top of a fence overgrown with weeds and plants