Colour is ubiquitous.
It's an unavoidable visual delight that puts on a pantomime for our eyes every single day, unless you're colourblind...
But colour is more than just, well, colour. It conveys specific moods and emotions and can even help to reduce crime rates!
Below are five facts you may have not known about colour...
1. First impressions are based on colours
Believe it or not, our first impressions of other people are largely based on colour. In fact, 62-90% of our first impressions are based on it so maybe it's time to pull out that pink and gold tuxedo; you just might pull.
2. Pink has a calming effect
Unfortunately, the colour pink's calming effects still have no effect on me and seeing a girls pink underwear still won't cure my premature ejaculation problems. However, it is commonly used to coat the walls of prisons and mental health facilities, so it works for some!
3. Men and women see red differently
Whilst men only possess one X chromosome, women actually have two. The gene that allows us to see red sits on the X chromosome and so women have the pleasure of enjoying the different shades of red that don't exist in a man's eye, such as maroon and crimson. Hopefully this fact will encourage women to stop asking their men what shade of f***ing lipstick they should buy.
4. Blue is the most common favourite colour
Forty percent of people worldwide would choose blue as their favourite colour according some study somewhere on earth. Blue conveys trust and reliability and is the colour that makes Manchester City more bearable to watch; the colour that watches over us everyday (apart from the UK) and the colour that was used to light Glasgow's streets in 2002. Miraculously, crime rates lowered!
5. Yellow makes you hungry
The colour yellow is regarded as an appetite stimulator and therefore is not recommended as the colour to decorate your kitchen with. This could be the reason why all Pikachu/Pokemon fanatics sit juggling their own fat all day.