It is not possible to imagine a color we’ve never seen before; we have indeed seen all these color before. Whether it is the indigo blue of your first lover’s jeans; the emerald green of the ring you pawned some time ago; the dark grey skies before a thunderstorm; the intense red of your mother’s lipstick.
This was first mentioned in a TED Talk by Tim Brown on creativity and play that the brain cannot perform this task because we build new thoughts and ideas based on past experiences, emotions, and the
knowledge we come across.
Yet as early as 40,000 years ago, artists were experimenting with colors never before seen in the history of painting using only a palette of five basic tones. One of these tones is red ochre. Red is perhaps the oldest color in history.
Often associated with romance and passion, red is a c…