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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich => Topic started by: Gorseheart on July 13, 2010, 11:41:55 PM

Title: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Gorseheart on July 13, 2010, 11:41:55 PM
What was his favorite color? I don't think there were any threads like this for the tsarevich. I think blue.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Sarushka on July 14, 2010, 07:12:14 AM
Hmmm. Not sure. I don't recall ever reading any information about the heir's color preferences.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Gorseheart on July 14, 2010, 04:12:22 PM
Hm.... I think he would had some choice in a couple of his outfits don't you think? Maybe that's were it could come from....
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Sarushka on July 14, 2010, 05:53:27 PM
Virtually all the photos I have of Aleksei show him wearing military-style clothing -- sailor suits or khakis -- which doesn't allow much of any choice in color.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Gorseheart on July 14, 2010, 10:10:33 PM
Virtually all the photos I have of Aleksei show him wearing military-style clothing -- sailor suits or khakis -- which doesn't allow much of any choice in color.
Hm.... You're right. It seems as though all his outfits were predetermined. Oh well, at least if someone find any clues, this thread will be here. :)
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Beautiful_Anastasia on August 02, 2010, 01:50:13 PM
i would have said blue, cos he's a boy, but that's biased, cos I ain't a boy and I have a male acquaintance whose favourite colour is pink. Either that or green. Alexei, can you hear us? Speak to us! I have spoken!
Emily x
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: RealAnastasia on August 03, 2010, 01:07:24 AM
i would have said blue, cos he's a boy, but that's biased, cos I ain't a boy and I have a male acquaintance whose favourite colour is pink. Either that or green. Alexei, can you hear us? Speak to us! I have spoken!
Emily x

Back then, things weren't so biased like today. Sometimes a little boy could wear a pink outfit and a girls a blue one. Nowadays are all in exagerating pink outfits. I don't like this fashion a bit. When I was a girl, girls would wear different kinds of dresses, with little flowers, polka dots, and different kind of ginghams. It was not all pink.

Yes. Of course a girls favorite color could be blue (in my case it is!) and a boy favorite color could be pink.

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Ausmanov on August 03, 2010, 08:26:35 PM
I think thats the way it should. On reflection of my trip to Indonesia, half the boys there are very comfortable wearing pink, and so am I.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Alice_Karadjordjavic on August 09, 2010, 11:12:33 PM
I would like to say blue, because it's the most common of colors that people tend to like. But from what I understand Alexei was very religious and loved his country, which makes me think red. But somethings are not what they seem, so for all we know he could of like purple or green. Maybe even yellow. :) Oh the things we could learn if we could travel through time.

~Alice Karadjordjavic
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Ausmanov on August 10, 2010, 04:40:22 PM
was red a commonly used colour in Imperial Russia? I always thought the craze didnt realy hit until communism. i could be wrong and would love to be corrected if i am.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Dust_of_History on August 10, 2010, 05:10:52 PM
I always thought the craze didnt realy hit until communism.

I think this is right. As long as we can't find any documents in which Alexei's favourite color is mentioned, we can only speculate.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Ausmanov on August 10, 2010, 05:28:51 PM
thankyou for the verification Dust of history.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Gorseheart on August 12, 2010, 10:48:17 AM
I think Reds were used quite a lot in royal homes. Before Communism, it was a very noble color. It is my favorite after all. Not saying anyone is wrong here, but despite history and events that occurred, just as Dust said, we have to speculate. His favorite color could have been anything, and the fact that we are still conversioning about this means that this topic, although an unimportant one, still should be sought out and speculated. History is amazing!
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 12, 2010, 12:18:17 PM
I heard somewhere (and this I'm not sure if this was the same for Imperial Russia) that purple was the color of royalty, so maybe that was it. Again, that might not have been true in Imp. Russia, just other places.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Gorseheart on August 12, 2010, 03:14:43 PM
I heard somewhere (and this I'm not sure if this was the same for Imperial Russia) that purple was the color of royalty, so maybe that was it. Again, that might not have been true in Imp. Russia, just other places.
Isn't it blue in France?
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 12, 2010, 03:29:42 PM
It might be, I just remember a bit about it and how if you weren't royal you couldn't wear purple. To be 100% sure I'd have to look into a bit more.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Dust_of_History on August 12, 2010, 05:14:16 PM
Yes, purple was indeed the color of royalty. In the middle age (and I think quite earlier) purple was very expensive and very hard to produce. That's why it was considered to be particularly valuable. Wearing purple became tradition in royal families but unfortunately I also don't know if that was the case in Imperial Russia. ;-) I think that was very likely though. But I can't imagine that purple was Alexei's favourite color.   

Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Ausmanov on August 12, 2010, 07:29:03 PM
While i still dont have an answer as to his favourite colour, i can tell you that pruple was the Royal colour of the Byzantine empire, the dye came from an aquatic animal, i think a certain oyster but i cant be sure.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Beautiful_Anastasia on August 13, 2010, 06:21:50 AM
Purple is my favourite colour :) Over here in England, red, purple and royal blue are the colours of royalty. I think I read somewhere that in China the royal colour was yellow, and only the emperor was allowed to wear it. It was in a story where a child emperor had met his brother and sister for the first time in years, but he saw that his brother had a yellow lining inside his shirt and the child-emperor hit him. I can't remember what happened next :'( Hope that helped - I be one for random, useless pieces of information!
Emily x
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Dust_of_History on August 13, 2010, 06:38:10 AM
While i still dont have an answer as to his favourite colour, i can tell you that pruple was the Royal colour of the Byzantine empire, the dye came from an aquatic animal, i think a certain oyster but i cant be sure.

The purple dye comes from a snail called "Hexaplex trunculus" or "purple snail".
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Ausmanov on August 13, 2010, 09:38:51 PM
thanks Dust of History, does the snail live in the ocean? i half hope i got part of it right.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Dust_of_History on August 14, 2010, 10:21:46 AM
thanks Dust of History, does the snail live in the ocean? i half hope i got part of it right.

Yes, they're sea snails. More than 60,000 snails were needed to produce one pound of dye. At least that's what Wikipedia says. I'm glad that nowadays synthesized purple is used.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Talya on August 16, 2010, 04:57:54 AM
It was probably green or blue in my opinion. I mean Alexei was all boy and loved the military so green is probable and blue for the whole boys in blue deal.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Alice_Karadjordjavic on August 28, 2010, 08:26:56 PM
This is off topic, but talking of candy makes me wonder if Alexei had a fave sweet? ( There's already probably a thread about this, but I just want a quick answer because it's sometime tedious to go looking ^^')
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Dust_of_History on August 29, 2010, 06:41:59 AM
He once asked for chocolate during one of his lessons. But I don't know if chocolate was his favourite candy.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Ausmanov on October 15, 2010, 04:07:48 PM
another interesting question, i did read some where in a book about one of his favourite foods, i will have a look as soon as i get a chance.
Title: Re: Alexei's favorite color?
Post by: Alice_Karadjordjavic on October 23, 2010, 08:39:32 PM
another interesting question, i did read some where in a book about one of his favourite foods, i will have a look as soon as i get a chance.
I know that everyone claims that he had an immense love for "Blinis", and Alexandra made them for him. Plus I've read in on a couple of his diary entries that he ate (I think it was 19, but it slips me) pancakes! Especially one the last day he could have any, which I think may have been in Butter(?) week. (Sorry, haven't read up on the IF for two months now and is forgetful, lol.)