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A Colour Of Pure Sunlight, Be That Spark…


The colour ORANGE is named after the appearance of the ripe ORANGE FRUIT.

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The colour orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit.

Before the late 15th century, the colour orange existed in Europe, but without the name; it was simply called yellow-red.

Spanish and Portuguese merchants brought the first orange trees to Europe from Asia in the late 15th and early 16th century, along with the sanskrit name “naranga,” which gradually became “orange” in English.

In parts of Germany, the Netherlands, and Russia, the orange fruit was and is still called the Chinese apple.

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Orange became an important colour for all the impressionist painters. They all had studied the recent books on colour theory, and they know that orange placed next to azure blue made both colours much brighter.

The post-impressionists went even further with orange. Paul Gauguin used oranges as backgrounds, for clothing and skin colour, to fill his pictures with light and exoticism.

But no other painter used orange so often and dramatically as Vincent van Gogh who had shared a house with Gauguin in Arles for a time.

For Van Gogh, orange and yellow were the pure sunlight of Provence. 

Read More @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(colour)

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The colour ORANGE happens to be the favourite colour of this lovely soul, Yuna @ Little Orange World and if you’ve visited her lovely blog, it wouldn’t take you too long to guess what her favourite colour is.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

Before the 18th century, carrots from Asia were usually purple, while those in Europe were either white or red.

Dutch farmers bred a variety that was orange; according to some sources, as a tribute to the King of the Netherlands, William of Orange.

The long orange Dutch carrot, first described in 1721, is the ancestor of the orange horn carrot, one of the most common types found in supermarkets today. It takes its name from the town of Hoorn, in the Netherlands.

Information Extracted From: Wikipedia

Once again, a big thank you to Yuna for sharing her favourite colour with us and thus making this post possible.

My favourite colour is blue.

What is your favourite colour?

Do drop us a comment if you lovely souls out there would like to share with us your favourite colours.

Before signing off,

If those carrots can do, so can we!

Do BE THAT SPARK

and give someone who is in need of

A BIG ORANGE CARROT HUG

at this moment!

Have you lovely souls already done so?

Great!!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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Wisdom In Hardship…A Colour Of Hope


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The word green comes from the Middle English and Old English word grene, which, like the German word grün, has the same root as the words grass and grow.

For the ancient Egyptians, green had very positive associations. The hieroglyph for green represented a growing papyrus sprout, showing the close connection between green, vegetation, vigor and growth.

In the 1980s green became a political symbol, the color of the Green Party in Germany and in many other European countries.

It symbolized the environmental movement, and also a new politics of the left which rejected traditional socialism and communism.

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From Wikipedia

Green is the color most commonly associated in Europe and the U.S. with nature, vivacity and life.

Green as the color of hope is connected with the color of springtime; hope represents the faith that things will improve after a period of difficulty, like the renewal of flowers and plants after the winter season.

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Like other common colors, green has several completely opposite associations. While it is the color most associated by Europeans and Americans with good health, it is also the color most often associated with toxicity and poison.

There was a solid foundation for this association; in the nineteenth century several popular paints and pigments were highly toxic, containing copper or arsenic.

From Wikipedia

In Irish folklore and English folklore, the color was sometimes was associated with witchcraft, and with faeries and spirits. The type of Irish fairy known a Leprachaun is commonly portrayed wearing a green suit, though before 20th century he was usually described as wearing a red suit.

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Green can communicate safety to proceed, as in traffic lights. The first traffic light, using green and red gas lamps, was erected in 1868 in front of the Houses of Parliament in London. It exploded the following year, injuring the policeman who operated it. In 1912, the first modern electric traffic lights were put up in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Gambling tables in a casino are traditionally green. The tradition is said to have started in gambling rooms in Venice in the 16th century.

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In the United States green was connected with the dollar bill. Since 1861,the reverse side of the dollar bill has been green.

Green was originally chosen because it deterred counterfeiters, who tried to use early camera equipment to duplicate banknotes. Also, since the banknotes were thin, the green on the back did not show through and muddle the pictures on the front of the banknote.

Green continues to be used because the public now associates it with a strong and stable currency.

Read more @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green

There are so many shades of green in this world and Sea-Green happens to the favourite colour of this lovely soul, Chloe @ SirenaTales

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Sea green is a shade of cyan color that resembles the sea floor as seen from the surface.

My favourite colour is blue.

What is your favourite colour?

Do drop us a comment if you lovely souls out there would like to share with us your favourite colours.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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A Restful Colour


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What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies? ~ Roy Rogers 

WHAT’S A SURGEON WITHOUT HIS CYAN GOWN?

In the 19th century, surgeons wore white gowns, but in the 20th century surgeons began to wear cyan or green surgical gowns, for several reasons.

  • First, in the brightly-lit operating room, green reflected less light than white and caused less strain on the eyes of the medical team.
  • Second, cyan is the complementary color of red, so red blood on a cyan gown looks black or gray, and not red, and is not as vivid.
  •  Lastly, since green is considered one of the most restful and soothing colors, it causes less anxiety to patients.

Another lovely soul, Nadyess, has shared with us her favourite colour at the comment box and Cyan happens to be her favourite colour.

The reason why Nadyess loves Cyan:

She was born on an Island and because of all the different blue colors from the sea she always used to like that part the most.

Now, let’s read on to find out some little history that we’ve extracted from the lovely Wikipedia:

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The name Cyan is derived from the Greek: κύανoς, transliterated kýanos, meaning “dark blue”.

It was formerly known as “cyan blue” or cyan-blue  and its first recorded use of as a color name in English was in 1879.

Wikipedia: Centaurea cyanus

Further origins of the color name can be traced back to a dye produced from the cornflower (Centaurea cyanus).

Wikipedia: CMYK Colour Model

In the CMYK color model, used in color printing, cyan is one of the primary colors, along with magenta, yellow, and black, which can be overlaid to produce all different colors.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cyan is the color of shallow water over a sandy beach. The water absorbs the color red from the sunlight, leaving a greenish-blue color.

Pure water is nearly colorless. However, it does absorb slightly more red light than blue, giving large volumes of water a bluish tint; increased scattering of blue light due to fine particles in the water shifts the blue color toward green, for a typically cyan net color.

Cyan is associated with making someone feel better and protection, as well as being associated with good health from getting exercise by going swimming.

For this reason, cyan colored tiles are often used to pave swimming pools to make the water within them seem more intensely colored, and therefore more inviting

Read More @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyan

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt…

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It is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.

~ Hal Boyle 

Now I know why I keep having this inner urge to jump into a swimming pool whenever I spotted one.

Once again, a big thank you to Nadyess for sharing her favourite colour with us and thus making this post possible.

My favourite colour is blue.

What is your favourite colour?

Do drop us a comment if you lovely souls out there would like to share with us your favourite colours.

Have a wonderful and restful day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ 😀

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