Saturday, August 7, 2010

Everything you ever wanted to know about...

...the color green, practically, can be found here.

If you never wanted to know anything about the color green, move along, please. Another post will be along shortly.

Before you go, though, watch this.

How many shades of green can you think of? Let’s see, there’s Kelly, hunter, forest, emerald, lime, chartreuse, celery, sage, seafoam, teal (or is that blue?),....

Oh, yeah, and pea and olive and....

9 comments:

Snowbrush said...

And of course there's the blue green of snowbrush and also of service berry leaves

Elizabeth said...

I'm green with envy at your astute perceptivity, Robert. x

Carolina said...

Kermittygreen. Not an easy color I'm told. Looking outside I see a million shades of green. Approximately.

Interesting. Although I haven't read the whole Wikipedia publication. But I looked at the pictures. Feel very relaxed now ;-)

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Don't forget British Racing Green! I'm afraid that there isn't such a shade as American Racing Green. Sorry about that old chap...

Skittles said...

Kermit!!!!!!!!! I've had a secret crush on Kermit forever. Don't tell Miss piggy. :P

Wine in Thyme said...

Puce, puke, pus.... sorry for the disgusting shades.... How about crayon, lemon-lime, pea, grass, watermelon green (that palest of pale green where the pink meets the rind), and Master's Golf Green

rhymeswithplague said...

A much-belated thanks to all who commented. But Wine in Thyme, puke and pus, maybe, but puce? Puce??? Here's what Wikipedia says about puce:

Puce (often misspelled as "puse","peuse" or "peuce") is a color that is defined as ranging from reddish-brown to purplish-brown, with the latter being the more widely-accepted definition found in reputable sources. Puce is a shade of red. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) dates the use of "puce" (in couleur puce) from 1787. The first recorded use of puce as a color name was in the 14th century, in the French language. In French, puce literally means "flea", and the usual coloration of a flea is dark reddish-brown or dark purplish-brown; specifically, it is the color of the belly of a flea. [emphasis mine]

Student said...

It's amazing how much can be said for one color. Green is an important color, it's nature's color. I always wanted a job naming paint colors. Imaine sitting there and figuring out the name of every shade of green...

Putz said...

you know, on my blog i stared out with the color green of of course aliens in 2006, can you believe that was 6 years ago?????