In a bid to make the painting process more efficient, a team of scientists has developed a machine that produces blue-grey paint with less ink.
“We are building an efficient machine to create blue-gray paint, which is a paint with a lot of color,” says Dr. John Pritchard, the lead scientist at the Blue-Grey Paint Technology Company in the United Kingdom.
Pritches have a yellowish tint, which can be achieved by adding a layer of pigment called “cyanide.”
Pritchys paint is less opaque than the natural color blue, and the company hopes that it can be more affordable than traditional paints, such as acrylic paint, and produce more vibrant colors.
The team also plans to make paints that are lighter, which means the paint can be used to make light-colored objects, like clothing.
“You can make a lamp or a piece of clothing that has a nice color,” Pritcher says.
In the future, Pritchers hopes to build machines that can make paints in the color of your heart.
“In the future you can create a machine to produce paint that is really blue,” he says.
It will also allow scientists to study how color affects the human brain.
“What if we could go back to the beginning of the universe, when the color blue was first discovered?,” he wonders.
“And what color would it be then?,” Pribithal asks.
“Blue, white, red, yellow, green, yellow.
And now the answer is blue, white.”