Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!


November 24, 2014

Properly Defining Color: Webster’s Dictionary and the Science of Color

Color is one of the hardest things to properly define. How does Webster’s Dictionary do it? Science is an amazing field but when it comes to describing the beauty of color, it seems simplicity is all we need. Today, Webster’s defines the color blue as ‘the color of the sky.” Read about how this definition came to be.


November 21, 2014

Fun Facts About Familiar Colors

All of us are familiar with the primary colors, but this post reveals some little-known facts that may surprise you. Did you know that red capes don’t make bulls angry? Bulls are colorblind. Red lining is meant to conceal any bloodstains. With yellow the eye rejoices, heart expands, spirit is cheered and we immediately feel warmed. – Johann von Goethe


November 18, 2014

The Gift of Color Vision

There is a rare condition that’s not fatal, but many artists would kill to have it. It is called tetrachomacy. As an impressionist #painter, this physical ‘disorder’ is a rare gift that produces extraordinary works of art. This woman believes she can help science professionals understand and someday cure.


November 14, 2014

Color of the Year, 2015

Have you noticed that certain colors are trendy? What will the ‘It’ color be for 2015? In 2015, homeowners are expected to favor vibrant, expressive hues that represent their hopes and dreams. Growth of global connections may impact our decor decisions, encouraging us to adopt colors of natural surroundings.


November 12, 2014

Can Changing Your Diet Alter Eye, Skin Color?

Some people are claiming that over time, their eye and skin color change. How can this be? A running joke says snacking on too many carrot sticks will turn your skin orange. Is there merit behind this myth? Isabel Marant, the French fashion designer, says that she drinks carrot juice to give her skin a healthy tan glow.


November 10, 2014

The Writer Who Knows Her Colors

A multi-talented #artist from Los Angeles recently created a color chart that helps her #write better. Meet Ingrid. Why are people hating on Ingrid Sundberg’s color thesaurus? Arranging and naming 240 unique colors, Ingrid Sundberg compiled a seemingly comprehensive thesaurus.


November 7, 2014

Paint by Number – The Original DIY Project

The DIY craze is sweeping the US and world but when did DIY begin appealing to the general public? Paint by number was the original DIY home decorating option, as well as gift and craft project. With Segmation, it is possible to become an artist in minutes by downloading paint by numbers software and patterns.


November 4, 2014

Color helps Human’s Heal with SMART Bandages

Red means stop and green means go. Now these colors are being used to determine if a human wound is healing or not. Wounds need sufficient amounts of oxygen to fully heal. This “paint-on. It is pretty cool that a translucent, paint-on bandage may change color and help humans heal.