Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Blue the worlds favourite colour

I am a member of The Colour Group of Great Britain and last week they held a day of seminars all about 'Blue the worlds favourite colour'. The morning sessions covered the history of blue from ancient Egypt to modern Shanghai, our perceptions of blue and the artist Julie Caves explorations in how to depict the blue of the sky. In the afternoon the focus was on denim with a series of talks and discussions about the never ending trend for denim.
It was a fascinating day and made me reflect on my use of blue. I know navy blue is my favourite colour, but when I say that I'm automatically thinking of clothing especially fabrics. I use blue less for interiors as sometimes it can be too cool, but I do like warm blues - I've kept this picture for about 20 years, I think it came from World of Interiors?