At first this connection does not make much sense, but then, take a look at Rothko's paintings and the light goes on! I came across this image in a blog post by Katy Elliott about her Favorite Green Paint Colors. What do you think.
|Mark Rothko Painting|
|Mark Rothko Painting 1958: No. 16 (Red, Brown, and Black)|
|Katy Elliot's paint test wall|