Col­ors play a more impor­tant role in our lives than we real­ize. They are used to express many things, direct­ly affect­ing our mood. You prob­a­bly agree that not every­thing in the world is black and white. The world of col­ors is fas­ci­nat­ing and we have select­ed some of the most inter­est­ing facts to be pre­sent­ed in this arti­cle.

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Blue is the most popular color

Despite being looked down upon by peo­ple in ancient times, blue has man­aged to turn things around and is now con­sid­ered the favorite col­or in most of the world. Accord­ing to sur­veys, 40% of peo­ple say blue is their favorite col­or. The sec­ond place belongs to pur­ple, but far few­er peo­ple pre­fer it — only 14%.


Color of the working class

Blue has long been con­sid­ered the col­or of the work­ing class. Even worse, in ancient Rome he was some­times asso­ci­at­ed with bar­bar­ians. The rea­son for this may be that blue was adopt­ed much lat­er than some oth­er col­ors. For exam­ple, he nev­er appeared in cave paint­ings. The more afflu­ent mem­bers of soci­ety in ancient Rome always wore red, white and black, while blue was worn by those at the low­er end of the social lad­der.

blue paint

Color can affect taste

Dish­es may taste dif­fer­ent depend­ing on the col­or of the dish­es in which we serve them. It may seem sil­ly to some, but this claim is the result of a study in which sci­en­tists gave par­tic­i­pants hot choco­late from col­or­ful cups. They used red, orange, white and cream col­ors. Each par­tic­i­pant report­ed that hot choco­late in cream and orange cups tast­ed bet­ter. It’s strange, but we can’t argue with sci­ence!

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colorful mugs

Pink doesn’t exist

Pink light nat­u­ral­ly only exists when red light inter­sects with pur­ple, but this can­not be because these col­ors are on oppo­site sides of the rain­bow. The debate about whether pink exists has been going on for some time, and some facts may decide it. It’s unde­ni­able that we all see pink — it def­i­nite­ly exists as a col­or. But there is no pink light. Each col­or must have a cor­re­spond­ing wave­length of light — they all appear in the rain­bow.

pink color

Judges wore red robes

As men­tioned in the pre­vi­ous para­graph, red has cer­tain qual­i­ties that make it stand out more dra­mat­i­cal­ly than oth­er col­ors. Per­haps that is why judges in the Mid­dle Ages wore red robes. This may also be due to the fact that in the Bible the angel who expelled Adam and Eve from par­adise was dressed in a red robe. Judges wore this col­or to empha­size the pow­er and author­i­ty that the state gave them.

judge in red

Red has a certain symbolic power

Through­out his­to­ry, red has con­sis­tent­ly received more sym­bol­ic mean­ings than any oth­er col­or. Researchers claim that the rea­son for this is the asso­ci­a­tion with blood and fire.

Red color

Accord­ing to Michel Pas­tro, author of Red: A His­to­ry of Col­or, fire and blood, as two nat­ur­al ele­ments, have always been asso­ci­at­ed with red through­out his­to­ry. Humans have formed this bond over the cen­turies, which can be seen in his­to­ry books.

In con­tin­u­a­tion, also study the review with the most beau­ti­ful flow­ers in the world, which will delight you with bright col­ors.

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Mosquitoes love the color blue

Here’s a way you can try to get rid of those pesky mos­qui­toes in the sum­mer — stop wear­ing dark blue clothes! Research has shown that these insects are more attract­ed to dark­er col­ors, espe­cial­ly blue. The rea­son is that mos­qui­toes are visu­al crea­tures, and their vision becomes espe­cial­ly vig­or­ous in the after­noon. Dark col­ors are more nat­ur­al for mos­qui­toes, and there­fore attract blood-suck­ing evil spir­its.

mosquito on a blue background

Little children and colors

Accord­ing to recent research, young chil­dren can­not dis­tin­guish col­ors oth­er than red. Babies under two weeks of age can­not see any oth­er col­ors. Before that, they only see black, gray and white. After com­plet­ing the daunt­ing task of rec­og­niz­ing red, babies grad­u­al­ly begin to devel­op and can see the full spec­trum of col­ors by the time they are five months old.


Fact from the history of the paint trade

Cas­sia St. Clair, author of The Secret Lives of Col­or, men­tions how mer­chants in the 13th cen­tu­ry used plants to cre­ate paint col­ors and tried to dic­tate trends. The church­es of that era were dec­o­rat­ed with large reli­gious paint­ings on the walls (murals), and blue paint deal­ers tried to con­vince artists to use it instead of red. Some moments that were usu­al­ly depict­ed using red, such as hell or the dev­il, were indeed lat­er repaint­ed in blue.

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Colors can evoke childhood memories

See­ing col­or can affect every­one in dif­fer­ent ways. But one thing we almost always asso­ciate with flow­ers is our mem­o­ries. We can remem­ber things, feel­ings, sounds, things that we expe­ri­enced in child­hood, just by see­ing a cer­tain col­or. More­over, some­times the men­tion of col­or can trig­ger dif­fer­ent mem­o­ries. We can remem­ber many dif­fer­ent things, even movies, songs or books — such is the pow­er of flow­ers. This has been stud­ied and con­firmed many times.

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