The Color Green

“And this dark forest green sits down. It doesn’t jump out at you.”

That’s designer Sam Blount describing Benjamin Moore’s Lafayette Green which he likes painted on a porch floor. There’s both a science and an art to color. Here Blount uses language that you wouldn’t normally associate with color – but I know exactly what shade he is talking about.

One of my favorite books from childhood is Hailstones and Halibut Bones which I blogged about last year. When my great aunt was going blind, I read these poems and tried to imagine describing a color so people could see it in their heads.

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