v. t.1.To color too highly.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To narrowly judge a present performance in the framework of an earlier dancer, and even worse (as Shapiro acknowledged) to permit one's almost proprietary love of certain works to overcolor one's current assessment, may be as unfair to the past as it to the present.
Red overcolor isn't as important as the background color, which is the area not covered by red pigment on red varieties.