|Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea|
Saturday, June 16, 2012
What Color Is Indigo?
Indigo is a color that lies between blue and violet in the color spectrum. The dictionary calls it, "grayish, purple-blue." The Indigo Bunting pictured above would seem to be a good example of the color, indigo. I don't see any purple in it myself.. maybe a little gray. Indigo is a color name we seldom use to describe things in general conversation. I wonder why that is. Maybe we just don't have a good handle on what the color indigo really looks like. It's a good thing we have Indigo Buntings. They may be single-handedly keeping the color indigo in common use.