Green is everywhere. Pink and various shades of pink are very common. Anthocyanins, a pigment common in many plants, “turns red in acid and blue in alkaline conditions.” A good example of this is the hydrangea bushes, in which a gardener will intentionally change the pH of the soil to gain the bright blue color. The Color of Nature. It’s the most common color in the natural world, and it’s second only to blue as the most common favorite color. Yes, you read that correctly. You didn't ask, but there are other very common flower colors in nature. The color blue is just a reflected wavelength of light that’s not used. For example, the chlorophyll in a plant leaf is a pigment that operates by using blue-violet and red light. It reflects green light because it can’t use it, which is why the plant looks green. Green may actually be the most common flower color. Because of the abundance of plants on our planet, green was one of the most common colors in my photo catalog. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, Ca Plants use a red pigment called anthocyanin for their blue color. Let’s break down … The lack of blue as a pigment is also seen throughout the plant world. There are many plants, including most trees, that bear flowers mostly green in color. I hope you enjoy my take on the color green in nature and please come back for the next part in the series where I will explore blue, the other most common color in my nature photo catalog.

Sometimes they use pH shifts to change the color as well. The level of pH also determines color. The world's most favorite color is blue. According to a YouGov poll, pretty much every country on the planet lists it as such.Plus, it's delighted and intrigued scientists and artists (see: Picasso's Blue Period) alike for centuries, and is a number-one choice for everything from house paint to the jeans you're probably wearing this very minute. Likewise, brown and shades of brown are not uncommon colors. It’s the color we associate with money, the environment, and aliens, and it’s the color of revitalization and rebirth. Plants tweak the anthocyanin by mixing it with other pigments or molecules to produce the color blue.