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colour in nature… when red is really orange

Colour in nature - when red is really orange - Robin red breast.

BBC QI has to be one of my favourite shows. And I especially love it when they have questions relating to colour. In this particular show, they talked about colour in nature and when red is really orange.

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how animals use colour… colour as camouflage

30 day blog challenge - day 4 - how animals use colour for protection - green stick insect. This will open a new browser window.

When it comes to using colour, the natural world is truly astounding. This article focuses on how animals use colour as camouflage.

Camouflage (KAM-oh-flahj) the act, means, or result of obscuring things to deceive.

(Day 5 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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colour psychology… the meaning of green

Colour psychology - the meaning of green.

Did you know the human eye is able to differentiate more shades of green than any other colour? The belief behind this is one of evolution and survival when our early ancestors relied on being able to find food, water and life. We are reassured and feel safe when seeing green.

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colour psychology… the meaning of yellow

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How do you feel when the sun is shining? Happy, spirits uplifted? So it will probably come as no surprise to you that yellow just happens to be the colour that represents happiness!

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colour psychology… the meaning of blue

Colour psychology - meaning of blue.

It’s the colour of the sky, our seas and oceans. We are literally surrounded by blue. And if blue is your favourite colour you’re certainly not alone.  Time and time again research shows blue to be the world’s most favourite colour.

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colour psychology… the meaning of purple

Colour Psychology - the meaning of purple.

Historically, purple or violet was only available to royalty and the very wealthy because it was so expensive to make. Psychologically  purple communicates spiritual reflection and connection.

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colour events london…blue alchemy, stories of indigo

Following the successful meeting BLUE – the World’s Favourite Colour, the Colour Group GB is hosting a soiree with a special screening of the new feature length film by Mary Lance. Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo is a feature-length documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia.

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valentine’s day… what is the colour of love?

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Red has come to symbolise ‘I love you’ and this is nowhere more evident than on Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, it is the man who will give a gift for the one they love, admire… desire.  Given red is the colour of masculine energy, it’s no surprise red is the most popular choice of colour.

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colour psychology … the meaning of red

Colour Psychology - the meaning of red.

There’s an undeniable energy when you see the colour red. You only have to look at nature to see this in action. There’s nothing shy or retiring that’s for sure!

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colour psychology … the meaning of orange

Colour Psychology - the meaning of orange.

Orange is one of those love it or loath it colours. For me it always makes me smile.

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colour in nature… seahorses, colour chameleons of the sea

Colours in nature - Seahorses.

When it comes to animals being able to change colour, seemingly at will, I just had to know more… what I’ve learnt is just amazing. A friend of mine, Akil Gordon-Beckford just happens to be one of the leading UK Aquarium designers. What he doesn’t know about seahorses isn’t worth knowing.  Here’s the abridged version…

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colour in nature… the colour of diamonds

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In the 4th of my colour in nature series, I look at how nature creates colour in diamonds.

I was prompted to write about this given in October Christie’s New York will auction a very rare, highly saturated 32.77 carat ‘fancy vivid’ yellow diamond.

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