Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Chestnut

Virginia Woolf's Mantel at Monk's House

Virginia Woolf’s Mantel at Monk’s House, UK

 

Doorbells on Wood Beam, Monk's House, UK

Doorbells on Wood Beam, Monk’s House, UK

In 1999, Crayola renamed its reddish-brown crayon to avoid misunderstandings over the color’s origin.  After going through more than 250,000 suggested names, the color Indian Red, which Crayola said was based on the reddish-brown pigment commonly found near India, was dropped from the collection because teachers complained students thought it described the skin color of American Indians. The new name would be Chestnut.

I took these pictures at Virginia Woolf’s home, Monk’s House, in Rodmell. The wood may not be Chestnut, but the color looks right to me! Also, in the photo is the front and back door doorbells! A time gone by!

In the “State Crayon Collection,” Chestnut is known as Maple Syrup, the color for the state of Vermont in the Crayola Series.

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

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