Starting several years ago, around the time when I realized that the color term Beige in Lingua-U is spelled 𝌆⚎, I began to wonder if the actual color of the night sky (which looks black to our eyes) is Beige. This was not a scientific notion, just a passing musing. I’ve had visions of cosmic vessels that seemed to be floating in something that wasn’t dark at all. I’ve also had a dream or two in which the universe seemed beige.
Is this related to the recent scientific discovery that the average color of the universe is a variation of beige that is called Cosmic Latte? I wonder once more.
Cosmic Latte is a name assigned to the average color of the universe, given by a team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University. In 2001, Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry determined that the color of the universe was a greenish white, but they soon corrected their analysis in a 2002 paper, in which they reported that their survey of the color of all light in the universe added up to a slightly beigeish white. The survey included more than 200,000 galaxies, and measured the spectral range of the light from a large volume of the universe. The hexadecimal RGB value for Cosmic Latte is #FFF8E7.