Colour Facts For October 2017

Colour Facts For October 2017
  1. What do you think when you hear the word 'Flesh'? Surely not crayons, right? However, did you know that Crayola had included a crayon 'Flesh' in their pack of 64 crayons? During the Civil Rights movement in the early 60s, the crayon 'Flesh' was renamed 'Peach' for the sake of social harmony. It was also done in an attempt to avoid any legal issues, recognizing that skin comes in a variety of shades. Initially, it was renamed 'flesh tint' and 'pink beige' before the name 'peach' was finalised.

  2. The most common colour for highlighters is yellow as it doesn't leave a shadow on the page when photocopied. Our eyes are most sensitive to the colours yellow and green, so they are the easiest colours for us to see, even when we are not looking directly at them. It is much more easily visible than red or blue. Interestingly, even people with red-green colour blindness can see yellow, which is why it is the most popular colour for highlighters.

  3. Some women are Tetrachromatic. It is caused due to genetic mutation, wherein those with the condition have more receptors in their eyes to absorb colour than the rest of the people. The difference lies in the cones, which are structures in the eyes that are calibrated to absorb particular wavelengths of light and transmit them to the brain. The average individual has three cones, which enables them to see about one million colours while those who are Tetrachromatic have four cones, which makes them capable of picking up dimensions and nuances of colour, which is estimated to be a 100 million of them that the average person cannot see!

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Colour Quotes For October 2017

Colour Quotes For October 2017
  • Any colour - so long as it is black

    - Henry Ford

  • And all the colours I am inside have not been invented yet.

    - Shel Silverstein

  • The heart never knows the colour of the skin.

    - Chief Dan George

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Colour Tips For October 2017

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  1. Do you know how to remove paint from glass? All you need is hot vinegar. Heat up white vinegar in a microwave and use a cloth to wipe away the paint. It won't leave behind any streaks, residue or harmful fumes. Vinegar is non-toxic, which makes it safe to use around babies and pets and can be used to clean surfaces that touch food and drink. It is also highly economical. One gallon of white vinegar costs less than most quart-sized bottles of chemical glass cleaners. Get yourself a couple of spray bottles and a gallon of vinegar and you are set! Hope this DIY vinegar trick helps!

  2. Did you know that your hair dryer can help remove a painter's tape? Scratching your head thinking what painter's tape is? It is a type of masking tape that makes your paint job easier and stress-free. However, when strips of perfect paint peel off along with the adhesive or you can't make the tape to come off at all, simply turn on your hair dryer on low heat about three inches from the wall. This helps soften the adhesive and ensure an even line, making it easy to remove the tape.

  3. We are sure you must have come across the term about 'oil paints' and 'water-based paints'. Oil paints have a petroleum or alkyd base to their formulation while water-based paints have 'acrylic' or 'latex' in them, which is why they are sometimes referred to as 'latex paints' or 'acrylic paints.' How do you figure out whether the paint is oil or water-based? Simply wipe the surface with denatured alcohol. If the rag picks up the paint, it is water-based. If no paint rubs off on the rag, it is oil-based. Easy, isn't it?

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