Some believe that black and white cinema has always shown us the truth and in the world, there is actually no blue water, no yellow sun and no green grass. Only colorless objects of varying degrees of illumination. Like it or not, but we can distinguish colors, more than 7 million, and some items received them for a reason. Italian sports cars, children’s buses, even kitchen sponges – the color of each of these items follows a certain logic.
Ferrari’s sports cars
Admit it: when they say “sports car”, you imagine the bright red Ferrari? This image is firmly stuck in our heads. That’s just why the Italian company chose this color? The answer is in the name of the car: a sports car, that is, a sports car. And in the racing world, all countries have their own colors. Guess what color Italian riders wear? Right, red. By the way, the British dive in green cars, and the French in blue.
Most of us in the kitchen have a bright yellow sponge. They come in other colors, but it was the yellow ones that started to be released first. In the 1940s, DuPont decided to copy the color of natural sea sponges, which people then used in the kitchen. This has maintained confidence in the products and ensured sales.
The color of the sponge can also determine how hard it is. Red color means that the sponge is designed for delicate cleaning, it is the softest. Black is the toughest sponge, followed by the degree of softness is green, then blue.
Emblem of the red cross
All over the world, this symbol is considered a sign of volunteering and charity. The organization was founded in 1863 by the Swiss businessman Henri Dunant after the Battle of Solferino. The entrepreneur was struck by the almost complete absence of doctors on the battlefield and decided to fix it. In honor of the founder, a symbol was chosen – a red cross. This is the Swiss flag backward, that’s all.
If you see a yellow car, it’s a taxi. A rule that applies in almost all countries of the world. But it all began in the West. John Hertz is the founding father of this tradition, he repainted the cars yellow and sent them to work on the streets. He founded the Yellow Cab Company taxi company in 1910. The fact is that at the time, thanks to Henry Ford, who saved on everything, the cars were only black. So the yellow Hertz cars stood out against their background.
White flag of the peace
They began to use the white flag as a symbol of surrender in Asia during the reign of the eastern Khan dynasty. Colored fabrics were expensive at that time, so they used cheap, non-dyed fabrics in the war. In addition, the white flag is neutral, it can not be confused with a combat banner, which is always colorful.
In many countries of the world, students are using bright yellow buses to get to and from school. The decision that school vehicles should be of this color was made in the New World back in 1939, considering that it attracted attention and was easy to notice for the other drivers even in the dark.
Initially, the balls were made of leather, and they were all brown. Those balls that we know have appeared not so long ago. Adidas created the coloring. At first, when the balls were just beginning to be made of plastic, they were all white. However, Adidas decided that the black and white balls would look better and, more importantly, have the contrast – it was easier to see them on the TV screen because the picture at that time was also black and white.
The fact that the choice of colors for the traffic light fell on red, yellow, and green is due to several factors. Firstly, red was always associated with danger, and green, on the contrary, was perceived as calm. Secondly, red is the color of a long solar wave, so it can be seen even from a great distance. Yellow was chosen because it has a shorter wave than red, but it is not as short as green.
For the same reason, the international Stop sign was also made red. Initially, it was yellow and even black and white, but due to poor visibility, it often served as the cause of accidents.