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  1. It is important to note that colors do not exist as such, and the whole world is actually shades of gray. Do not rush to minus it – this is a scientific fact and I will try to explain it somehow. From the point of view of physics, all colors are just light with different wavelengths. If it is very simple, then this light goes to the object, reflects off it and then gets into your eye where it is actually processed. Actually, depending on various factors such as the angle of incidence/reflection of light, you see what you see. Just a bunch of objects with varying degrees of illumination. Color appears primarily because of the ability of our eyes to perceive different wavelengths and the ability of our brain to “label” these waves. Most animals do not do this, see the world as gray and do not worry about it. All this is necessary so that our biological species can distinguish many different things from each other and divide them into edible and inedible. The same cow does not need this skill, because for her everything that is under her feet and looks like grass is food, and everything else is not.

    As for people, a person sees the world as he was taught. If you were shown a train as a child and told that it was red, you will perceive this color as red. The same locomotive in another family was called brown-crimson and for the second child it will be just like that. The more colors are shown to the child, the wider his color perception will be, and if the first child sees ten identical red balls, the second will easily distinguish them by invisible shades for the first. Therefore, in ancient texts, our ancestors, who were not spoiled for color diversity, used the word violet to describe the color of iron, the sea was wine-red, and sheep were the color of violets (this is if anything from Homer). In fact, for people of that time, they could not distinguish bright blue from black, and pale blue from gray. to them, it was all the same color.�

    Hence the conclusion – what you call green, you call it so, because you are taught to think that it is green. For another person, it will no longer be green, but some kind of light green or light green. So when you explain in the store what color of wallpaper you need, it is better to take a sample with you.

  2. The name for the “new” color in all eras was invented by enthusiasts in connection with the need to describe important characteristics.

    Initially, the concepts of “light” and “dark”appear in the languages of primitive people. Then the “red” color is isolated, because blood is the most important sign of life. Then “yellow” and “blue-green” appear, which later splits in two. The name blue is probably associated with the sky, and green and yellow-with grass, leaves and other vegetarianism.

    The need for a deep differentiation of colors (and their names) is probably caused by technological development. Most flowers of natural shades are named by analogy with fruits and flowers of plants, minerals, etc. that already have their own names. Like: brown, pink, purple, purple, orange… Others are borrowed directly from foreign languages (some azure).

    Among the names of flowers, there are also modern ones, i.e. specially invented (like “elektr and k”).

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