A principle theme in this book is the difference of race, between black and white. However, as Toni Morrison is quick to show, there the difference between races is not so severe-there is color in between. Many different characters hold on to objects of vivid colors, and Baby Suggs, in defeat, went "to bed to think about the colors of things." It is not until the end that Paul D discovers the colors of the flowers in Sethe's yard. The implication is that these men and woman wish not for harsh differences in race, but something more "harmless"-the people themselves.