I was just given five large bags of spices fresh from morocco: Red, sweet pepper - not sure what it's called, very bright red; Cumin; Tumeric (freshly ground and actually having a perfume to it, not just a nice color); Cinnamon; and Ginger.
I put them in some glass jars and would like to keep them out because they're gorgeous, I love the colors in their shiny glass jars. It's quite a quantity, each jar is full and holds half a quart - those jars with the red rubber ring and the heavy wire clamp that goes around the neck and the lid and hinges on one side and clamps on the other.
I would like to leave them out because they're so beautiful. There's a corner of my counter that doesn;t get direct sunlight, though my kitchen is very bright with a large window on eitehr side and i thought to line them up there.. But will they fade - in color and flavor - if they;re not kept in the dark, like a cabinet or in dark containers? The corner, as i said, has no direct sunlight, but the kitchen is bright.