Almost an Off-White,
or a very subtle Gray,
revealed only when the mist vanishes
at the beginning of the day,
and the Silver of naked hills
kissed by pale winter lights,
and this rare shade of Blue
above the frozen fields,
and the forgotten Green of trees
still aware despite appearances.
– Colors of the Soul slowly emerging
from the bright darkness of the Night.
© Frédéric Georges Martin
illustration: Winter landscape. Rime
Aleksey Savrasov (1870)