Our Daily Wisdom Word today is COLOR.  Color is what makes our world go from bleak to happy.  Even a rainbow after heavy rain with various colors can change our mood.  What is the history of color and how do colors get their names?  Colors have been around for over 40,000 years and were/are made with pigment.  the first colors to be developed were discovered. by Sir Isaac Newton.  He stared at white light, noticing it gave off a variety of colors. He mapped these colors into an octave schema ads the first color wheel and the original ROY  G. BIV.  His experimentation also led to discovering primary colors could be mixed into secondary colors.  Years later, Johanne Wolfgang von Goeth went as far as disagreeing with some of Newton’s original theories.  Although she disagreed, overall the two ideas of color were strikingly similar.  

Von Goethe took the idea of color and associated it with emotions and feelings we get when we look at a specific color.  New colors were discovered or made, based on mixing the pigments in different proportions.  Before going any further, let us take a look at the Webster Definition of our daily wisdom word, color.

Webster definition of color-1.  the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects light.  2.  One, or any mixture of the constituents into which light can be separated in a spectrum or rainbow, sometimes including black and white.

Daily Wisdom Word definition of color-Hues of light in different amounts that give our world excitement, hue, and exultation such as seeing a rainbow.

Colors are the dynamic of the world and help us from becoming depressed, enhance creativity and the arts such as painting or watercolors or crayons and again, the colors we see in a rainbow.  Why is it when the skies are blue, do we feel automatically in a better mood?  Is it the melatonin and vitamin D from the yellow sun or that the weather will be beautiful and conducive for outside activity?  There are many aspects of color and how each one affects reactions from the brain, we still do not understand today. One strong feeling I have is the world would be a dull place without color, and so would some of our moods. 

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Samantha Leboeuf 

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