Saturday, March 8, 2008

Question

"why is gymnastics equipment always blue?"

Why not green? purple? red?

1 comment:

Thomas said...

This is a guess.

Blue is a very safe and neutral color for merchandise. Notice, how much blue there is in the windows desktop.

yellow calls a lot of attention.
red is very alarming
orange is hard to print and often turns out brown
pink is associated with girls
gray doesn't have a lot of pop in a sales window
green is also quite meaning neutral color - prosperity, plants. Though, it isn't used as often in merchandise.

Some languages apparently don't even differentiate between blue and green. Some languages considers shades of blue a completely different color, as we consider purple a different color
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distinguishing_%22blue%22_from_%22green%22_in_language


Here are a choice of colors:
http://www.wolverinesports.com/categories/sport_categories.cfm?category=Hand464353&bc2=2