Erin (color)

Erin is a color somewhere between green and spring green on the color wheel. Named after Erin, a poetic Irish name. One of the earliest known uses of the word “erin” to describe a color appears in the poem by Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800-1842). In a poem entitled To the Pine Trees, Schoolcraft writes of his return to North America after spending years in England, writing: “Not all the bright trees of England, / Not Erin’s bright green lawns / Are half as sweet in sight of Remembrance, / such a dear kind of northern sky.”