"...lawns that were once
emerald green lay now parched and yellowing.

"The star strewn indigo sky was suddenly pitch black and lightless. The stars, the moon, the misty street lamps at either end of the ally had vanished."

Mrs. Figg their battey old neighbor came panting into sight. Her grizzled ["Partly gray or streaked with gray: a grizzled beard; Having fur or hair streaked or tipped with gray--Dictionary.com] grey hair was escaping from its hair net. A clanking string shopping bag was swinging from her wrist and her feet were half-way out of her tartan carpet slippers."

"'You heard me,'" said Uncle Vernon, bending forward now, his massive purple face coming so close to Harry's, he actually felt flecks of spit hitting his face."

"She looked the youngest there. She had a pale, heart-shaped face, dark twinkling eyes, and short spiky hair that was a violent shade of violet."

"Mad-eye Moody, who had long grizzled grey hair and a large chunck missing from his nose, was squinting suspiciously at Harry through his mismatched eyes. One eye was small, dark, and beady. The other large, round, and electric blue..."

"...a stately looking witch in an emerald green shawl inclined her head."

"...a square-jawed wizard with thick, straw-colored hair winked."

"A second later her hair had turned bubble-gum pink."

"They were standing at one end of a very long and splendid hall with a highly polished dark wood floor. The peacock blue ceiling was inlaid with gleaming golden symbols that kept moving and changing like some enormous heavenly notice board."

"At the same time several paper airplanes swooped into the lift....They were a pale vilet color."

"There were about 50 of them, all as far as he could see wearing plum colored robes with an elaborately worked silver "W" on the left side of the chest."

"Dumbledore was striding serenely across the room wearing long midnight blue robes and a perfectly calm expression."

Her hair was tomato red and waist length today. "She had straggly, waist length, dirty blond hair, very pale eyebrows, and protuberant eyes that gave her a permanent surprised look."

"She looked like someone's maiden aunt, squat with short, curly, mouse-brown hair in which she had placed a horrible pink alce band that matched the fluffy pick cardigan she wore over her robes."

"The enchanted ceiling above them echoed Harry's mood; it was a miserable rain cloud grey."

"His spirits rose as he walked by window after window showing brilliantly blue sky."

"Determined not to give Snape a reason to fail him this lesson, Harry read and reread every instruction on the blackboard at least three times before acting on them. His strengthening solution was not precisely the clear turquoise shade of Hermione's, but it was at least blue rather than pink as Neville's...."

"A thick band of dusty sunlight split the room in two for a moment and then vanished blocked by the incoming rush of a crowd of people."

"Hermione and Ginny sat down opposite them wearing red and gold scarves, gloves, and rosettes."

"Dolores Umbridge was standing in the doorway wrapped in a green tweed cloak that greatly enhansed her resemblence to a giant toad and was smiling in the horrible, sickly, ominous way that Harry had come to associate with immanent misery."

"Professor McGonnagal came hurrying into the dormitory in her tartan dressing gown, her glasses perched lopsidedly on the bridge of her bony nose."

Dumbledore was sitting in a high-backed chair behind his desk. He leaned forward into the pool of candle light illuminating the papers laid out before him. He was wearing a magnificently embroidered purple and gold dressing gown over a snowy white nightshirt but seemed wide awake, his penetrating light blue eyes fixed intently on Professor McGonagall."

"'Everard,'" he said sharply, "' and you too Dillis.' A sallow faced wizard with a short black fringe and an elderly witch with silver ringlets in the frame beside him both of whom seemed to have been in the deepest of sleep opened their eyes immediately."

Professor McGonagall pulled her wand from the pocket of her dressing gown and waved it. Three Three chairs appeared out of thin air, straight backed and wooden, quite unlike the chintz armchairs that Dumbledor had congured up at Harry's hearing.

"...a window displaying a particularly ugly female dummy, its false eyelashes were hanging off and it was modeling a green nylon pinafore dress."

"Witches and wizards in lime green robes were walking up and down the rows asking questions and making notes on clipboards like Umbrage's."

"Next moment Harry found himself being shunted out into the icy winter air with Tonks, today heavily disguised as a tall tweedy woman with iron grey hair, chivying him down the steps."

"The sky was a clear misty opalescent blue.

"What Harry had taken to be a vast mossy boulder to the left of the great earthen mound he now recognized as Grawp's head. It was much larger in proportion to the body than a human head and was almost perfectly round and covered with tightly curling close growing hair the color of bracken.

"...the eyes, small by giant's standards, were muddy greenish brown...."

"...and a dun colored [dull, grayish brown: Dictionary.com] centaur shouted, 'They can join the woman.'"

"He closed his eyes and pressed his face down into the horses silky mane as they burst through the topmost branches of the trees and soared out into a blood red sunset."

"He knew it at once by the beautiful, dancing, diamond sparkling light."

"The scene seemed momentarily frozen. Harry, Ginny, Neville and each of the death eaters turned in spite of themselves to watch the top of the tank as a brain burst from the green liquid like a leaping fish."

"There was a cool line of pale green along the horizon. Dawn was approaching."

"The sun was rising properly now. There was a rim of dazzling orange visible over the mountains and the sky above it was colorless and bright."