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random thoughts on color...
When I was in medical school I was always confused when the histology profs would describe something as "blue" when it was clearly purple. Drove me crazy.
In residency a middle eastern friend of mine once commented on the the "golden hair" of an attractive redhead.
"Cornflower" comes to mind as a term for light blue. With a hint of purple, periwinkle.
A lot of the names for lighter colors that I see used don't seem very official, like "sage" for a light green matching the plant of the same name. IS that really the name of the color or did the J. Crew and Williams-Sonoma catalogues just make it the in vogue term?
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