The colours of Nature


The perception of colours as a physical phenomenon is given to mankind by evolutionary processes. Therefore, it is not a surprise that the most impressive, the purest and finest colours we can observe in Nature. Animals, flowers, leaves, fruits, landscapes and sky appear in an intensity that can't be found anywhere else. Which of the following is your favourite colour?

Red is the most passionate colour. Hot like Chili, temptatively sweet like strawberries or seductive like a red rose as a symbol of love?

Orange - a little lighter than the heavy red, but not less fiery. Romantic like a sunset, shiny like autumn trees...

Yellow, the freshest of all colours. Spending light like the sun on a summer day, comfortable like a wheat field or vivid like a flower...

Green - symbol of Nature. The political party that pleas for environment protection is "Green", the paradigm shift from nuclear to renewable energy is the "green revolution".

Blue, the deepest of all colours. A colour to get lost in. Endless skies, wide oceans... And did you notice there is no blue food?

The darker sister of blue is purple or violet. It is darker and heavier and  - depending on the context - more frightening or more comforting.

 

Pink is more fresh and light again. Many flowers are pink and it is not surprising that it is supposed to be a "girl's colour"...

Brown is the second most often found colour in Nature, after green. Soil, wood, many animals, leaves... Earthy and rich...

Amd finally white. Pure, clean, shiny white, per definition, is not a colour, since it is a combination of all wavelength. So to say, all colours combine to white (and not to black, as one might think). Also the beauty of white is found in Nature everywhere.

If you can't decide, you may take all colours at once, combining it to those colourful sceneries that are most impressive out there in Nature: