I'm in the red these days, having recently decided on a copper base with golden highlights. And so I'm taking particular notice of titian-colored locks.
The first place I read the word "titian" was, of course, in a Nancy Drew mystery, the girl detective famous for her titian hair, which, to my mind, was a mix of red and gold. Indeed, Nancy's hair was an important element in every book cover, above and below.
But there are other famous titians too.
Consider Ann Margret:
And Karen Elson:
as well as two former blondes:
and Christina Hendricks:
It's, ahem, no mystery why these women are embracing titian hair.