10 Unusual Facts About Colour
Personal experiences, cultural associations and traditions drive our perception of colours. For example, colours such as red, yellow and orange are associated with fire and warmth while blue, green and purple are tied to coolness, the sea and sky. Colours have different meanings around the world – did you know these unusual facts?
Orange is the only colour whose name was taken from an object.
A fear of colours is called Chromophobia. People with the disorder may react strongly to certain shades or tones.
Yellow and orange are appetite stimulators and so painting your kitchen in these colours could cause you to eat more.
The universe is beige – according to the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey, which measured the light of more than 200,000 galaxies. Scientists named the colour “Cosmic Latte”.
In Imperial Rome, Julius and Augustus Caesar decreed that only the Emperor was allowed to wear purple.
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