National Color Day 2019: From Chromophobia to Significance, 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Colours
Colour Facts- National Color Day 2019

Ever since 2009, National Color Day has been celebrated on October 22. The day dedicated to different shades that exist in the world is observed to understand its power and how they affect us truly. Colours are one of the most under-appreciated things in the world. Imagine a world without colour? Not only will it look less attractive, but it will also hinder umpteen ways to communicate. Imaging a flagman bearing a green flag, and the driver not being able to understand it? Well, there a lot of ways colours unknowingly impact our lives. Colours do play an important part in our lives. In fact, after being born, kids really begin to understand life in colours. National Color Day is celebrated to understand colours and its impact better. Here are five facts about the colours you didn't know:

Each Colour Signifies Something

Different colours are said to bring out a different response and significance to people; for example, here's a very widely accepted colour chart with relevance.

  • Red: Excitement  (Love or Strength)
  • Yellow: Competence  (Happiness)
  • Green: Good Taste (Envy or Relaxation)
  • Blue: Corporate  (High Quality)
  • Pink: Sophistication (Sincerity)
  • Violet/Purple: Authority  (Power)
  • Brown: Ruggedness
  • Black: Grief – Fear
  • White: Happiness – Purity

Phobia Of Certain Colours: What Is Chromophobia or Chromatophobia?

Whenever, we think of colours, we think about positivity and happiness. However, imagine having a fear of colours? Yes, it exists. Chromophobia, also known as Chromatophobia, is an involuntary fear of certain colours.  But having an irrational fear of various colours can actually have unimaginable consequences.  A fear of certain colours, Chromophobia is said to elicit an irrational, uncontrolled fear of or aversion to certain shades of colour. However, this persistent phobia is said to be a result of a conditioned response because clinical phobias to colour aren't prevalent. However, research has shown that colours do bring out certain hormonal and psychological reactions.

Blue Is Loved!

Did you know that blue is one of the most loved colours in the world! In fact, it is said to be the world's favourite colour! Surprisingly, over 40 perecnt of people consider blue to be their favourite colour which is followed by purple.

Babies First See Red

Studies have proven that babies as young as 2 weeks of age, can already distinguish the colour red! No wonder they get attracted to the bright colour. It is said that red has the longest wavelength among colours making it the easiest colour for the nerves in the baby’s eyes.

Men and women see the world differently!

There have been studies proving that men and women see colours differently! For example, when it comes to red, women are able to see crimson, burgundy, and tomato red while men only see red.

Colour Blindness

Did you know that 99 percent of all colourblind people are not really colour blind but colour deficient? The term colour blindness is said to describe the condition completely. You might want to Take This Color Blindness Test to See If You Can See All Colours. 

Colours brighten our lives! These are just a few facts about colours amongst so many others that prove how vital colours are. Colours are also said to have various health benefits. For example, studies have found that pink suppresses anger and anxiety whereas, green is great for your eyes!