Microsoft’s new app lets colorblind people see the world a little clearer

  “It’s an app that helps colorblind people distinguish color combinations that they would normally have trouble telling apart,” says creator Tom Overton in a Microsoft blog. “For example, since I have difficulty distinguishing between red and green, our app makes reds brighter and greens darker so that the difference is more obvious. It replaces […]

Pink and blue: why Pantone’s new ‘colour of 2016’ is just right

Pantone, the global authority on colour, has announced its colour of 2016, and confusingly there are two – Rose Quartz and Serenity. As Baby G fans will know, that’s posh talk for baby pink and baby blue, except here, they are in fierce copulation. Read the full story here

Why blue is the costliest colour | Life and style | The Guardian

The colour blue is a relatively modern invention. Prehistoric artists were strangers to it. You won’t find cerulean or azure in cave paintings. The ancient Greeks had no word for blue as we know it today – Homer described the sea as “wine-dark” in the Odyssey – and neither can it be found in the […]