Trivia: What was the color orange named after?
The Greek word for “happy”
A The citrus fruit
A Celtic Queen
D. A city in Spain
Correct Answer: A The citrus fruit
So why is this answer correct? : A word for “yellow-red” was invented by the Saxons, but it wasn’t until oranges were brought to Europe in the 15th century that people began using the same word for the fruit and the color.
Trivia: What company releases an annual Color of the Year?
Correct Answer: Pantone
So why is this answer correct? : Pantone has published unique pigmented picks for Color of the Year for more than 20 years.
Trivia: What telecom company trademarked the color magenta?
Correct Answer: T-Mobile
So why is this answer correct? : In 2014, T-Mobile trademarked the color magenta, claiming that the color is “the most important element” of its corporate identity.
Trivia: When primary colors are mixed together, they create what?
Correct Answer: Secondary colors
So why is this answer correct? : The primary colors are red, blue, and yellow. Mix red and blue to get purple, red and yellow to get orange, and blue and yellow to get green.
Trivia: What color combination has been shown to stimulate hunger?
Red and yellow
Blue and green
Orange and blue
Purple and pink
Correct Answer: Red and yellow
So why is this answer correct? : Check out fast-food signage to see how many places cash in on color psychology.
Trivia: What item is painted Go Away Green at Disney theme parks?
Correct Answer: Trash cans
So why is this answer correct? : Disney invented a grayish-green pigment to help objects fade into the background. Anything they don’t want you to notice gets a coat, such asg speaker equipment, trash cans, and light poles.
Trivia: Who invented the color wheel?
Sir Isaac Newton
Correct Answer: Sir Isaac Newton
So why is this answer correct? : Isaac Newton’s color wheel is still used as a visual tool for color mixing and teaching color theory.
Trivia: What colors are at the extreme ends of the color spectrum?
Brown and blue
Green and orange
Red and violet
Black and white
Correct Answer: Red and violet
So why is this answer correct? : The human eye can only see a small percentage of the electromagnetic spectrum. Red, which has the longest wavelength, is on one end of the spectrum while violet, which has the shortest, is on the other.
Trivia: What color jacket is awarded to winners of the Masters golf tournament?
Correct Answer: Green
So why is this answer correct? : Winners of the Masters golf tournament are awarded a green blazer, a longstanding tradition that signals you’re an honorary member of Augusta National Golf Club.
Trivia: What’s the first color a baby can see?
Correct Answer: Red
So why is this answer correct? : Babies are born with the ability to see light and shadow but cannot start seeing colors until they are several weeks old.