7 Things You Didn’t Know About Color


Color is all around us, affecting our lives and influencing our wardrobes more than we might realize. Here are a few things you might not have known about color meaning and its influence in our lives.

  1. Orange, yellow and even red stimulate appetite. Have you ever noticed that the majority of fast food chains embrace at least one of these hues? McDonald’s, Burger King or KFC, anyone?
  2. The color blue was originally associated with girls, not boys. It was pink that was more common for boys. Pink, a form of red, was considered a stronger color, making it more suitable for males. While blue was considered delicate and dainty, therefore relating to females.
  3. About 62-90% of our first impressions of one another are based on color. Psst! Bright colors score more points!
  4. Blue is the most common favorite color.
  5. Color blindness is more prevalent among males than females.
  6. Wearing black for mourning started back with the Egyptians and Romans.
  7. Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street was originally orange. His color changed to green in the second season.

Where have you noticed color’s influence on your daily surroundings?

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