National Color Day

National Color Day falls on October 22nd and is a holiday that draws our attention to the importance of color in our lives. Color can affect a person’s mood or say something about their personality. It turns an otherwise black and white world into something more interesting. For these reasons, we feel everyone should celebrate this holiday and add a bit of color to their life.

Facts About Color

Not many people give much thought to color, and as a result, a lot of interesting facts escape them. This is probably because we’re surrounded by color all the time, so we don’t pay much attention to it. That’s why we wanted to draw our readers’ attention back to color and give them some trivia that will help them understand it better. We’ve listed those facts below.

  • Color can create a positive mood in a person or bring up childhood memories.
  • In Ancient Rome, the wealthy wore black, red, and white, but the poor often wore blue.
  • The color blue was resurrected by the Virgin Mary. Her use of the color imparted it with a more positive image.
  • Red is one of the first colors that 2-week-old infants begin to see. As they grow older, their color palette will increase until they have full-color vision by 5 months of age.
  • The color pink has a calming effect on most people.
  • White cars have been found to be less likely to be in an automobile crash than cars of other colors.
  • The color of cars found to be the least safe was black.
  • Red cars are more likely to be pulled over by the police than cars of other colors.
  • Chickens exposed to red-tinted lighting are likely to be calmer.
  • Chickens exposed to orange-red light are stimulated to reproduce.
  • Mars is covered in iron oxide, and that’s why it has a blood-red color.
  • The most popular color in America is blue.
  • In the Middle Ages, green became the color of unreliability and betrayal.
  • The color orange used to be known by the word “geoluhread.” It wasn’t until the 16th century that the color would be named after the citrus fruit.

Observing National Color Day

The whole point of National Color Day is to add some color to your life or appreciate the color that already exists in your life. So it’s a good day to add a burst of color to your clothing, your home, or your car. It’s also a good day to express your emotions through art by painting using a wide swath of colors. And while you’re adding color to your day, go ahead and use the hashtag #NationalColorDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 22 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 22 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 22 Sunday
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