The story of the ‘green room’

Ever wondered what’s behind the term ‘green room’?

TV studios have them for waiting guests to help calm their nerves.

The reason for green is because it’s in the middle of the colour spectrum and therefore of all the colours green is easiest on the eye (the same reason blackboards are often painted green at school).

I wonder, though: are TV green rooms still painted green? I was on telly once (long story) and I’m pretty sure the room I waited in was white. Anyone know?

Martha, The Colour File x

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