ground color

Also called ground coat. a primary coat of paint; priming; base coat.
the background color, as of a painting or decoration.

1605–15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Back brownish with noticeable streaks and pinkish ground color.
Ground color is light to dark brown or gray, sometimes with a slightly
  yellowish or reddish tone.
Ground color may vary from light brown to dark green.
The ground color can vary from dull gray or tan to bright brick red or pink.
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