Blue and orange is one of my favorite color combos, and I don't even care for the Broncos or football in general.
Coincidentally, Is Now the Bluest Time in Art? appeared on the art blog, Hyperallergic, yesterday. Martin Bellander analyzed 100 randomly-selected pixels of images of 130,000 paintings gleaned off the web and plotted color prevalence vs. time.
|Visualization of the colors of 94,526 paintings from between 1800 and 2000 (courtesy Martin Bellander)|
Aside:I have mentioned previously that I married a spectroscopist and that we met across a laser table at Berkeley. Most people don't know what a spectroscopist is. The short answer is that they infer stuff about stuff based on the color(s) of light that the stuff absorbs or gives off. It's basically applied quantum mechanics.
You may have noticed that we visit art museums a lot. We talk about both the aesthetic and technical aspects of color more than most families.