6 Interesting Facts about Color Theory
Six surprising facts about colors that you might not have known
We are surrounded by colors. They are one of the first things we learn to identify and name. We all have a favorite one, and use them as tools to represent both cultural and artistic identities. But what do we really know about them?
Do you know why the Pantone color classification system exists, how the color pink affects us, or why orange didn't exist before the 15th century? Find out in this video.
1. Colors worth their weight in gold
Ultramarine blue was made using lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone that could only be found in the mountains of Afghanistan. Due to its rarity, its price competed with that of gold, which is why it was reserved for only the most important subjects in a painting.