You may think that color was invented only recently, but the truth is that humans have a very colorful past. Here’s a look back at 3 different times in history and the colors that were prevalent.
Ancient Egypt: The use of red and yellow ochre Earth pigments is very prevalent, along with blue, green, purple, black, white and gray.
Ancient Greece: In the Palace of Knossos on the island of Crete there is a strong use of reds, black and blues.
Medieval Times: Rich tapestries and textiles utilized the vivid colors of religious art and the stained glass windows. Reds, yellow, light and dark blues and greens, brown and off-whites were all used.
Do you notice a theme here? A lot of Earth tones, but also a very high percentage of reds and blues. Are you surprised?