by Maxwell Tielman FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST Catherine says: May 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm I’ve loved this entire Color of the Day series, the histories and the graphics are brilliant! Reply nicole_boldgoods says: June 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm My favorite color so far. It reminds me of the Crayola “Denim” color. Am I the only one who still uses crayola colors to describe the world? Reply Florina says: June 2, 2013 at 2:34 am Very, very interesting this daily history of colours… Simple yet educational Reply fabrice says: June 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm Loving this feature. Re-using it on my own blog every week. THANK YOU! Reply Isaku says: June 7, 2013 at 9:23 am This reminds me of a bell curve from a statistical analysis. If only university textbooks were this pretty, I’d be more motivated to study harder. Reply Lynette Manteau says: June 8, 2013 at 7:16 am Oh how I miss the color of the day. Surely you could do a color of the week. Pretty please. Reply Toni says: June 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm Smalt Who knew. I’ve been working with color all my life and never heard this. Very interesting. Love color of the day. Reply Marjorie says: June 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm During my morning walk I noticed an endearing house with smalt colored shutters and thought I want that in my new home that I am in the beginning steps of manifesting – is it divine intervention, I believe so, any comments? Reply Sara says: June 29, 2013 at 12:32 am Love smalt! Reply Vivian says: July 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm Very interesting! Reply Gary says: July 19, 2013 at 8:36 am I too am an artist of some years, and I had not heard of smalt. Thanks also for the historical references to cobalt and ultramarine. I happened upon this site while researching a crossword clue. What a nifty idea! Reply Janet Husband says: November 28, 2013 at 10:14 am You state that smalt was made from coarsely ground cobalt blue glass. But where did the cobalt blue glass get its color? I think you meant coarsely ground blue cobalt. Reply Maxwell Tielman says: November 28, 2013 at 11:42 pm Janet— smalt actually is the powdered form of cobalt glass, created by crushing cobalt glass. You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_glass Reply LEAVE A COMMENT Cancel reply Comment Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.