As fall weather quickly approaches, the prominent chlorophyll in leaves begins to break down and reveal new color pigments. The most vibrant colors are produced when the end of summer is dry and the fall season is sunny because the changing of the leaves is heavily dependent on water intake and sunshine.
The chemistry behind it…
- Green = Chlorophyll
- Chlorophyll turns sunlight into food for the leaves, which means when the fall hits and the leaves’ food production slows down, the chlorophyll is broken down too.
- Red = Anthocyanin
- Anthocyanin is actually a byproduct of the breaking down of chlorophyll and does not always exist in the leaf.
- Orange = Carotene
- Carotene is not only found in high levels in fall leaves, but it is also what makes carrots orange.
- Yellow = Xanthophyll
- Yellow is a bit more prominent of a pigment because it is found in a multitude of trees such as oaks, birches, beeches, ashes, and aspens.
Green, red, orange, yellow, and every color in between; Americhem can color design it for you. Let the fall inspire your product color wheel! We will match any color and then design our product specifically to your needs.