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Category Archives: colour symbolism
If you saw the funeral of Baroness Thatcher yesterday you would have noticed almost everyone wearing black. This is because black is the colour symbolically worn in Western society to represent being in mourning.
What an exciting day… after working for the past several months with client 3M Post-it, the creators of Post-it, I revealed the results of our nationwide research findings in no less than 11 radio interviews.
Yesterday I had the pleasure to listen to French Professor Michel Albert-Vanel, invited by the Colour Group GB to share his fascinating insights on the ‘Colours of India’. Here is just a short extract with some wonderful images.
It’s the end of another year and I’m always excited to see which blogs were the most popular with my readers. Checking Google Analytics below is the list of the 10 most popular posts.
It’s really interesting to see what my blog readers found of interest. There’s a great mix of business interiors, business branding and of course the Olympic games… yet all relating to colour! So from 10 to 1 here they are…
Today, 13th November is Diwali , also known as the Festival of Lights. This festival is celebrated across India and worldwide by the Indian community.
Symbolic diyas or kandils are an integral part of Diwali decorations. These are colourful paper lanterns.
(Day 13 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918 marked the signing of the Armistice, signalling the end of World War One.
The first sign of life that rose from the barren battlefields was the red poppy and they has come to symbolise the memory of those who sacrificed their lives.
(Day 11 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)
I was asked a question from one of my Twitter followers, @AngelaClutton “Quick colour Q for you: toffee is toffee colour (obvs) yet some toffee apples have bright red coating. Colour psychology?!?!”
(Day 7 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)
Naturally thinking of who would use the colour brown, I thought it has to be chocolate brands. Whilst some do, it was interesting to see the majority use brown as one of their main secondary colours. And even more interesting, there is a brand that is actually called ‘The Big Brown’ and they have nothing to do with chocolate…
This month I’m looking at how the colour green is used by major brands to attract their ideal customers and get them into the ‘buying mood’.
Did you know the human eye is able to differentiate more shades of green than any other colour? The belief behind this is one of evolution and survival when our early ancestors relied on being able to find food, water and life. We are reassured and feel safe when seeing green.