Colour Facts For March 2016

Colour Facts For March 2016
  1. Chameleons are known for their quick and dramatic colour-changing abilities. It's a common misconception that they do this to camouflage themselves against a background. In fact, chameleons mostly change colour to regulate their temperatures or to signal their intentions to other chameleons. When males encounter a male competitor or a potentially receptive female, it shifts the background colour of its skin from green to yellow, its blue patterning turns white and red becomes brighter. Owners of chameleons can learn to read their pet's mood based on the colour of its skin.

  2. As our colour vision first begins to develop, red is the first colour that a baby can see, at about 3 months. This is probably because red has the longest wavelength among colours, which makes it the easiest colour to process by the developing receptors and nerves in the baby's eyes. But it takes a little longer for them to be able to see blue and violet. This is because blue light has shorter wavelengths, and fewer colour receptors exist in the human retina for blue light. The other colours like blues, greens, and yellows come within the first weeks of life.

  3. The Dalmatians' trademark spots are not visible on their coats until they are about ten days old. The spots are present on their skin at birth but you don't see them at the beginning. This means the majority of Dalmatian puppies are born with solid white coats. The puppies' spots continue to develop and darken fast until the puppy is mature, usually between 1 and 2 years of age. After that age, the dog continues to develop spots throughout its lifetime, but at a much slower pace. Usually these spots are black or brown. Interestingly, Dalmatians have spots even in their mouth!

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Colour Quotes For March 2016

Colour Quotes For March 2016
  • Colour in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.

    - Vincent Van Gogh

  • Colours are brighter when the mind is open.

    - Adriana Alarcon

  • It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable colour to every object; beware of this stumbling block.

    - Paul Gauguin

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  1. It is easy to be overwhelmed with the several options available when choosing curtains for your home. The amount of sunlight that the room gets matters when choosing a curtain colour. It is best to avoid bright colours if the room gets a lot of light as it tends to fade faster. It is wise to choose neutral colours as they are less likely to fade. If you wish to make a statement, go for bright and bold curtains. For monochromatic décor, it is wise to avoid bold colours. Colour-coordinated curtains create balance and harmony in the room. You can either match or contrast your curtains with your walls.

  2. Are you keen to refresh your home décor? How about infusing some gold into it? Gold is timeless and bold. It brings regality that its matte counterparts can't achieve. You can incorporate gold lamps, pots, photo frames or mirrors for a touch of elegance. Gold ornate lighting on the ceiling and bedside tables is also a good idea to add that glamour quotient to your home. You can also use gold accents to brighten dark rooms. Try metallic spray paints to add a touch of sparkle to a neutral living space. You can also use some small gold accents that will have a great impact in your home. 

  3. Grey can be a powerful tool for creating living spaces of any colour palette, from subdued to bold. It may not seem like much on its own, but when mixed right, it can add a lot of flavour. The key to choosing grey is to pick it from the same colour family as the rest of the colours you are using. If you had a colour that is overpowering, you could tone it down by using grey, or better still, change the overpowering colour. When using grey, keep the attention focused on interesting architectural elements.

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