I like the colour blue for web pages. Not necessarily for clothes — it all depends on what shade of blue it is. Usually, it doesn’t go well with my complexion — I tend to look very ill.
Years ago, I fell in love with IKB, meaning International Klein Blue. Yves Klein was an artist who claimed this particular colour blue as his own. There’s a lot to read about IKB here, in the Wikipedia page.
I found out about this colour perhaps ten years ago, and those online translator tools were less sophisticated then (not saying they’re any good now). Wanted to read more about this artist, Yves Klein, found some webpage in German, and did the Google translation. Turned out it consequently translated his name too (Klein = little, small) so the text turned out rather hilarious than anything else. That was a parenthesis.
The other day, I came across an article online, about how they’ve discovered a new colour blue. In 2009 they discovered a new pigment, somehow by accident, and it’s namned YInMn after its elemental makeup. If you’re an artist, dealing with paint and colours all the time, thinking about pigments like this might be a normal thing, but if you’re not, it’s kind of interesting to read about how colours actually are made up. When you’re just using the eye-dropper on your computer to see what the hexadecimal number is for a colour you happen to like or want to use … IKB has #120A8F, in case you’re interested 🙂. I know it by heart, because I used it so much.
This new blue colour, I don’t know whether it has a hexadecimal number yet. It’s probably possible to find out, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.