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Sam Blount

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.