While I was researching material for my book about US ship camouflage in WWI, The Easter Egg Fleet, I found a lot of items that weren’t directly pertinent. One example is the camouflage patterns created for Italian ships. The patterns are extremely imaginative and utilize multiple colors and shapes.. Here a few examples with photographs of the ships and a contemporary colored drawing showing the pattern used on each side:
An Italian passenger liner named America using black, white, yellow, green, #1 blue, #3 blue and grey.
Three tankers from the Ansaldo shipping company:
The first is painted in white, #1 grey, light green, dark brown, and medium brown.
The second is painted in black, grey, green, white, brown, light blue and reddish brown.
The last is painted in black, white, #3 grey, #4 grey, #3 pink, and #2 grey-green