The color is dark green the same shade as army green if there is such a word. The reason for the purchase: none. The motivation behind it: The shop was on sale. The truth: the sale was only for selected items which did not include my purchase. When shall I use it? Tomorrow to ward away the Monday Blues:) Happy Sunday folks I hope your weekend went well. Mine was restful on Saturday and err...not so-restful today. Can't wait for the dreaded Monday to be over.