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    http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/200...color-legends/

    I thought this article was really fun. It explains 11 topics involving color. Everything from their origins to common useage.
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    nifty, thanks! That was an interesting read.

    I didn't know that blue used to be the color associated with St. Patrick's Day.
    Last edited by morea; 05-03-2007, 03:35 PM.
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    • #3
      Great read, SurfPark! Thanks for posting.

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      • #4
        really interesting site and article.

        great find

        thanks for sharing!

        I''ll definatly be bookmarking that under my color category.

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        • #5
          I've heard that red at a time was considered to mean go, rather than stop in the Soviet Union.

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          • #6
            They might not want the main color of their flag was meant stop

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            • #7
              I am wondering also about story behind sporting color of some country that has no relation with their flag's color.

              The common rule of sporting color describes their nationís flag, such as greenyellow for team soccer of Brazil, etc.

              Italy has blue for their sport attribute, Australia yellow , Netherlands orange, etc, while their flags have no color as such.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by furiouSPEED
                I am wondering also about story behind sporting color of some country that has no relation with their flag's color.

                The common rule of sporting color describes their nationís flag, such as greenyellow for team soccer of Brazil, etc.

                Italy has blue for their sport attribute, Australia yellow , Netherlands orange, etc, while their flags have no color as such.
                The Netherlands flag was officially adopted on February 19, 1937.

                At one time this tricolor flag was orange, white and blue, as those were the livery colors of William of Orange, a Dutch prince. In the 17th century, red replaced the orange as a flag color, because the orange dye used on the flag was unstable, and turned red after exposure to the sun.

                http://worldatlas.com/webimage/flags...e/nethrlnd.htm

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fredrich
                  The Netherlands flag was officially adopted on February 19, 1937.

                  At one time this tricolor flag was orange, white and blue, as those were the livery colors of William of Orange, a Dutch prince. In the 17th century, red replaced the orange as a flag color, because the orange dye used on the flag was unstable, and turned red after exposure to the sun.

                  http://worldatlas.com/webimage/flags...e/nethrlnd.htm
                  Thanks, The Netherlands answered

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