Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ribbons of Lemon


Why do we call pale yellow 'lemon' and pale green 'mint' when a lemon is bright yellow and mint is dark green?

14 comments:

Alya said...

oh my gosh, so true! no idea why!

Silke said...

Amazing how pale colors like that can look so luscious! They look good enough to eat...:) Silke

Beatriz Kim said...

I agree...definitely good enough to eat! But you're the only one I know, who can make ribbons delicious enough to eat!

katiecrackernuts said...

Imagine naming colours for a living.
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Jolie Morgan Musick said...

I always call that butter yellow actually for some reason. But I do wonder about the "mint" thing. Maybe because of mint gum color?

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

That color is so beautiful and is totally putting me in the mood for spring!

Betsy
http://affordableinteriordesign.blogspot.com/

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Good question.

TheDecoDetective said...

The inside of the lemon is just that lovely pale yellow. But the mint, I don't know. Maybe it just tastes like pale blue!

A little Princess said...

This is so dreamy, I'd love a dress inspired by this set xoxo

poli said...

true ;) maybe we mixed in our heads everything to eat with double cream ;)

Mary said...

I never thought of it. I do call pastel green "mint" but I tend to think pastel yellow more of "butter yellow" and "lemon yellow" is more rich! Who knows! Lovely pictures though.

mary said...

your pictures are always so soothing to the eye, even the bright ones somehow.

SOL said...

Your first picture is quite ethereal.

Bridget said...

perhaps because when you bake/cook/mix anything with either of these foods the color becomes more pastel in the process...