I'm so excited -- finally a natural color that isn't yellow, orange or green. I've been experimenting with everything I can find on the farm. The barberry bushes have berries right now, no leaves just berries. The birds eat them throughout the winter so I grabbed some before the easy-to-reach ones were gone. The bushes have nasty thorns. Anyway, did a test batch a short while ago. I should have taken a pick of the bar before I covered it but I didn't. Here's a pick of the color on a paper towel -- bottom of screen is the color of lye water with barberry, and the paper towel with the spoon is the color of the soap. I sure hope it stays that color.