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 is something that can affect a person’s moods or say something about the color’s personality. It’s something that turns an otherwise black and white world into something a little more interesting. It’s for these reasons that we feel everyone should celebrate this holiday and add a little bit of color into their life.
Facts About Color
Not many people give too 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 of the time, so we don’t pay much attention to it. That’s why we wanted to draw our reader’s 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 would be 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 vision in full-color by 5-months of age.
- The color pink has a calming effect on most people.
- White cars were found to be less likely to be in an automobile crash than other types of colored cars.
- The color cars that were found to be the least safe were 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 the color 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 wouldn’t be until the 16th century that the color would be named by 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 color. And while you’re adding color to your day, go ahead and use the hashtag #NationalColorDay on your social media accounts.