(there is no word for colour in Hanunoo)... the two principle dimensions of variety are lightness versus darkness, on the one hand, and, on the other , wetness versus dryness, or freshness (succulence) versus desiccation.
John Lyons, Colour in Language

Colour: Art and Science, Cambridge University Press, 1995

pg 212

Hanunoo is the Malayo-Polynesian language of the Philippines