Origin of ground color
Examples from the Web for ground color
This butterfly is smaller than the Monarch, and the ground-color of the wings is a livid brown.
The female has the ground-color of the upper side yellow, shaded outwardly with fulvous.
The ground-color of the wings on the under side is as above, but somewhat paler.
Care must be taken in blending the hearts after pencilling, or the graining-color will lift off and show the ground-color.Practical Graining|William E. (William Edmund) Wall
In this the blue is the ground-color, and in it the decoration, consisting of sprigs of bud and blossom, is reserved.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young