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Sunday, 8 June 2014


In the 1920's, the blue color was used for girls and the pink for boys.

By measuring our eyes’ top performances, scientists have estimated that we can distinguish up to 10 million colors.

By MichaelMaggs - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Yellow is the most visible color of all the colors; it is the first color that the human eye notices.

A healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.

The human eye can detect more shades of green than any other color.

Vantablack is the blackest known substance in the visible spectrum. It absorbs up to 99.965% of visible light, hiding textures.

The color you see in a pitch-black room is "Dark Gray" not black and it is called "Eigengrau".

When asked to name a color, 60% of any sample will name the color “red.”

Red is the most commonly colored vehicle involved in accidents each year.

Hypersensitivity to the colour red, including a fear of blushing, is erythrophobia.

Red is the color most frequently mentioned in the King James Bible. (53 times),

The color red has the longest wavelength, and thus even a baby as young as two weeks can easily recognize it.

The human eye can distinguish 285 shades of red. Women are better at spotting them because the ‘red-seeing gene’ is on the X chromosome, of which they have two, and men just one.

Red is the last color to go and the first to return when people lose and regain their eyesight.

Bees cannot see the color red. To them it looks like black.

Purple, the name and the color, comes from a dye made from the mucus glands of a tropical sea snail, the murex (which is purpura in Latin).

Purple was known as a ‘royal' color because it was the hardest dye to extract, so only the royalty could afford it.

The word orange ( meaning the fruit) entered the English language around 1400 — but it wasn’t used as the name of a color until the 1540s. Before then, the English speaking world referred to the orange color as geoluhread, which literally translates to “yellow-red."

Zebras cannot see the color orange.

Orange and Brown are essentially the same color, only differing in brightness.

The color pink takes its name from the flower called a pink.

Electro-magnetically speaking, pink isn't a color.

Facebook is blue, Instagram is blue, Tumblr is blue, Twitter is blue. The color blue relieves stress.

Post-It, Target, UPS, and Home Depot all have trademarked colors.

Humans see a rainbow of colors through three color-receptive cones. The mantis shrimp has 16 cones, and can see colors we don't even have names for.

The color you see in perfect darkness is "Dark Gray" ... not black and it is called "Eigengrau".

Pantone 448 C is a color so repugnant, many European countries use it on their tobacco products to dissuade people from smoking.

Pantone 448 C

The average color of the universe is a light beige. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University christened the color “cosmic latte.”

Colors fade in the sun because, over time, their molecules are being ripped apart by sunlight's high-energy UV light.

International Color Day is celebrated each year on March 21 by the International Color Association.
Apparently they chose the date to mark the spring equinox, when light and dark are equal, though the equinox usually falls on March 19 or 20.

Here is a list of songs with colors in their title

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