In 1894, Pier Andrea Saccardo wrote a fungi and plants colour’s catalogue, listing 50 different natural colours from natural elements.

Can a limited palette

do paint an entire universe?


Morning is due to all –
To some – the Night –
To an imperial few –
The Auroral Light –

Il Mattino spetta a tutti –
Ad alcuni – la Notte –
A un’imperiale esiguità –
La Luce dell’Aurora –

Morning is due to all — Emily Dickinson, 1577
Sunrise view at the International Space Station
Image Credit: NASA