Colour Facts For September 2015

Colour Facts For September 2015
  1. The name of the colour red is enough to evoke a lot of strong imagery for our mind to visualize. It is a colour associated with vitality, passion and aggression so much so that, the aggression of bulls has also been attributed to this colour. For those of you who don't know, bulls and red are said to not have a very cordial relationship and they go crazy at the sight of red. Well, research has proven otherwise and claims that bulls actually have no preference for colours and they are not bothered by the colour red. So, what is the secret behind them charging madly at the red muleta in races and fights? The surprising answer is that they are disturbed by the movement of the muleta and not its colour! Anything that moves is what their target is!

  2. Brown and its various shades have evolved to be a set of chic and classic colours which are used for a sophisticated and timeless feel. It is created by mixing a variety of colours like red, orange, yellow and black. But did you know that earlier, brown wasn't even a particular colour, just an indication of a shade! There is evidence of brown being referred to as 'brun' in old English and this was to only indicate shades similar to that of the soil, wood, dead leaves, nuts, etc. Interestingly the term 'a brown' also meant a penny for the English.

  3. Orange is one of those colours that evoke very strong feelings, and people seem to have strong opinions about this colour. They either love it or hate it but cannot ignore it! Well, that is a story for another day. Coming to the point, have you ever wondered which came first? The colour or the fruit? Just like the eternal chicken and egg theory. And, no we don't have a concrete answer but it seems that the colour orange was called 'Geoluhread', which means a combination of yellow-red. But according to another study, the word orange seems to have existed in the English language as early as the 18th century and it was used to refer to the fruit. So, we guess that leaves our question unanswered!

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Colour Quotes For September 2015

Colour Quotes For September 2015
  • In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love.

    - Marc Chagall

  • I found I could say things with colours that I could not say in any other way, things for which I had no words.

    - Georgia O'Keeffe

  • Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I see before me, I make an arbitrary use of colour to express myself more forcefully.

    - Vincent Van Gogh

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Colour Tips For September 2015

Colour Tips For September 2015
  1. Before you start painting your home make sure you are convinced with the choice of colour to avoid repainting. The best way to go about it is to look at the colour wheel. It shows the colours of the spectrum arranged in a circle. The colours are arranged in patterns and you may like one side more than the others - like the cool colours (blue, green) or the warm ones (red, orange). Pick a colour according to your like and the mood you wish to create. Another way to go about it is to look for trends. The internet provides you with the latest trends around the world, you can pick something that suits your taste and can be done conveniently.

  2. If your house is one of those houses where the paint is regularly affected by rains, then maybe you are getting a few basics about painting wrong. So, let us give you a few tips to keep your wall paint rain-ready! It is of utmost importance to get your first coat of paint right so try and get a water-proof first layer of paint and if possible, use a good quality primer or putty before going ahead with the first layer of paint. It is also good to go for multiple layers of paint instead of one. In this case, make sure that all the layers are uniform and none are too thick. Lastly, always ensure that you use lead free paints for your good health as well as your walls.

  3. Let us let you in on a few handy tricks with respect to the hassles we face while doing odd painting jobs. Painting the legs of a table or chair can be really painful but now you can just place them on bed raisers and paint them perfectly. The best part is you don’t end up smearing your floor with paint! While painting your bathroom, cover your flush tank with plastic wrap to avoid those nasty paint spill overs. We have saved the best trick for the last, which deals with our problems with paint fumes! The way out couldn’t have been easier, just add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and mix well to see all the fumes vanish!

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