In each installment, a guest writer chooses one Pantone color they find particularly meaningful, intriguing, or just aesthetically beautiful—and tells us why. 

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By Debra Lill, illustrator

At the end of each day, during a flamboyant color show of yellows, oranges and reds, a subtle symphony of blues plays on the opposite side of the sky. While the fiery sun quietly slips out of sight, the last bit of daylight shifts over to a dreamy blue tinged with a just a hint of lavender. It lingers for as long as possible, glowing behind the black silhouetted tree tops until it gracefully surrenders to the deeper blues of darkness.

Time changes many things, but not my love for this elusive hue. I still can remember how enamored I was with the color periwinkle in my first box of Crayola crayons. Its luminescence seemed almost magical as I scribbled life into the flowers, fairies and skies of my fanciful coloring books. Even now, I remain enchanted with this twilight blue and look forward to its visits each and every evening.

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