An example of palette is Van Gogh using blues, greens and gold in his Starry Night painting.
An example of palette is the paint-smeared piece of wood an artist painting in the park is holding and dipping their brush onto.
Origin of palette
- French from Old French small potter's shovel diminutive of pale shovel, spade from Latin pāla pag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition