What Color Is It?

The answer is not simple

photo by author

What are the colors of the two similar-shaped objects in the photograph above, and are they the same or different colors? The answer may seem obvious: The one on the left is gray (or grey) and the one on the right is black.

Yet both objects are parts of the same grate for holding logs in a fireplace, and under most lights they look the same.

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Jim Mason

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