colour science… all about the colour blue

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Karen Haller

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I came across this superb interview on The Why Factor where Dr Anna franklin from Surrey University and Philip Ball, science writer discuss in fascinating detail all about the colour blue – the science, psychology, symbolism and everything else in between.

(Day 24 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

All about the colour blue
In the physical, material sense, blue is quite rare in nature… But, at the same time, it surrounds us. Babies can’t detect it. The Himba tribe of Namibia can’t describe it. Pablo Picasso turned to it after a friend committed suicide. In the West it’s creative and reliable in the East it’s cold and deathly.

The full interview is 18 minutes long. Trust me, if you find colour fascinating you will find yourself listening to this more than once… Enjoy

Listen here to the BBC World Service interview.


What do you think of the colour blue? How does it make you feel?

If you love the colour blue you can check out my other blue related blog posts.

Part of my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge series. Check out my other posts.

Source: BBC World Service
Image: BBC World Service


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