This is a short post about something that annoys me a lot: Neon colors. Or, should I say, the color of neon.
Neon looks like this:
Neon is a noble gas element that turns an orange-red color when electricity runs through it. If you see a florescent sign that is not orange-red, it is not made out of neon. If it’s purple, it’s xenon. If it’s blue, it’s argon or krypton. If it’s pink, it’s helium.
Therefore, something that’s bright green (which, coincidentally, is my favorite color) shouldn’t be called “neon green”. You should call it “bright” or “florescent” green instead.
This has been a PSA.