Colour Facts For May 2020

  1. prism

    It was during quarantine from the plague, that Isaac Newton started experimenting with his ‘celebrated phenomenon of colours’. He conducted an experiment to understand how light can be split up into a spectrum by sending it through a prism. This experiment demonstrated for the first time how a prism breaks up white light into the spectrum of colours and puts the spectrum back together into white light. Our modern understanding of colours and light today is based entirely on his findings with the prism experiment.

  2. Butterfly

    Butterflies can see not just the colours that humans can, but also a range of ultraviolet colours that are invisible to the human eye. If unique colour combination fascinates you, you will be surprised to know that that butterflies themselves have ultraviolet markings on their wings to help them identify potential mates. They also have some interesting defence mechanisms wherein they can camouflage to render themselves invisible to predators. Some even try the opposite strategy, displaying off vibrant colours and bold patterns. Since bright coloured insects are often poisonous if eaten, predators learn to avoid them.

  3. Mosquito

    Blue is one of the most popular and loved colours universally. Both men and women have an appreciation for different hues of blue, be it teal, sapphire or navy. The colour represents loyalty, intelligence and authority and you will see a lot of major businesses use it in their logos. But, it is not just humans who are attracted to this alluring shade. Going by research, mosquitoes are said to be attracted to the colour blue, sometimes twice as much. Since the colour blue, especially in darker hues retains heat, mosquitoes are more likely to be attracted to it. If you want to avoid mosquito bites, apart from using an insect repellent, it is a good idea to wear light coloured clothing since it is more likely to reflect light and mosquitoes are less likely to notice it.

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Colour Quotes For May 2020

  • I am happy to be alive, as long as I can paint.

    - Frida Kahlo

  • The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

    - Pablo Picasso

  • Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.

    - Banksy, Wall and Piece

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  1. Wall Paint

    When it comes to ensuring that your paint job is a success, the first step begins with the right room preparation, including cleaning, sanding and priming walls before painting. First, inspect the walls and clean it using a sponge and warm water. If you have any mould or dampness issues, consult Home Shield Waterproofing Experts. Never paint over dampness thinking it will solve the problem. It will grow through the new paint, which will make maintenance even more difficult, and you might have to redo the entire painting again. To ensure the painting goes smoothly, sand the walls in case of any rough patches or unevenness. And lastly, use a good primer to get the most out of your paint.

  2. Interior Wall Paint

    If you are planning to upgrade the look of your home with a fresh coat of paint once quarantine is over, use this time to research the right type of paint, finish and colour. The type of paint you choose is just as important as the colour and can have a major effect on the vibe of your room. When it comes to the sheen, remember, the glossier the paint is, the easier it is to clean up. However, if you have walls with lots of imperfections, select a flat or matte paint. While choosing a colour, keep in mind where the room is located, how large or small the room is, the lighting in the room and the existing colour combination of furnishings and décor accessories.

  3. Painting Tool

    Another handy painting tip to remember if you are planning to DIY home wall painting is to prepare your painting kit and take a moment and consider your tools. To get the most out of your paint, you will need the right paint brush and roller. Natural-hair bristles work best with oil-based paints and synthetic bristles are better with latex and water-based paints. If you have a large, flat area to paint, rollers are great options. As with brushes, when you are painting with latex or water-based paints, make sure you use synthetic roller covers.

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