“The colour he preferred to all others was orange, thus confirming his own theory:
- Those whose vision has been refined through contact with literature and art, the individual who dreams of ideal beauty, who craves illusions, are as a rule attracted to blue and its derivates - mauve, lilac and pearl grey.
- By constrast, those who affect the military style, who are full-blooded, handsome and brash, take pleasure in the brightness of yellows and reds.
- Lastly we have those weak and nervous people, their eyes, almost without exception, are drawn to that irritating, morbid colour, its febrile sourness: orange.”
Against Nature, by Joris-Karl Huysmans