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Color Me Celadon Hope you like wasabi! Even if you're not inclined to clear your sinuses with a mouthful of stinging Japanese horseradish, be prepared to see the green color everywhere early in the next millennium. Wasabi is a sort of “washed celadon green,” as described by the Color Marketing Group (CMG). Jewelers might prefer to think of it as “intense peridot.” Since 1962, CMG has been the behind-the-scenes organization that predicts the colors of consumer products – i.e., whether our new refrigerators, blenders, and automobiles will be avocado, almond, or just plain white. (So influential is CMG that you could almost say it dictates the choice of colors.) What a coincidence that the group was founded shortly before avocado green become popular in the late '60s and early '70s. Until then, most appliances came in a standard choice of white or white, but when green, brown,
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