The month of March has crept up without me presenting a color list exercise yet, but here we go. I have one more color left, I think, and that’s an easy one: black.

For the uninitiated, the idea is to come up with ways to evoke black without mentioning the color itself since one of the challenges of writing effective descriptions is getting the color just right. Each month on this blog we’ve worked on one color, so far we’ve done purple, white, gray, brown, orange, red, green, pink, blue, and yellow.

Since you all have been doing such a great job with this, I shall just tip you off with a few words for black, and see what else you can contribute:

charcoal
soot
tar
wrought iron (see my picture)