An enormous portion of the world we see is blue, between the sky above us and the oceans and lakes that cover the earth. It’s no wonder that most people love blue.
But the thing about the ocean and sky is that the color can’t be bottled up—unlike flowers, rocks, and all the other things people historically used to make dye. The color blue is all around us, but for so long it was out of our reach.
Today, thanks to the modern science of dying things, we can all dress like queens and emperors every time we throw on a blue t-shirt!