Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Color Green
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm going to do a post on the color green. As a fantasy writer, I tend to use other words to describe the color green because the word "green" seems so ordinary.
Here are some of my substitutes for green:
* Emerald (this one is my favorite!) "Emerald eyes..."
And then their are words I put in front of green to provoke a certain image:
* Sea green
* Forest green
* Jungle Green
* Camouflage green
* Moss green
* Shamrock green
Then there's the blue green word that I love:
And for those word collectors out there, here's one that I'd never heard of until today:
* Celadon (Which is a pale tint of spring green)
What color words do you use for your writing? Any other green ones that I missed?