For the love of colour

Colour is everywhere.  Whether it's the clothing that we wear, the paint adorning our walls at home or the flowers in the fields, life is full of colour.  

But, what does colour mean to you and how does it make you feel?  As a designer, Caroline loves creating products with an unexpected sense of placement and use of colour.  But why?  Well, because it's fun, it evokes feelings and emotions and it also brings out personality, breaking away from the norm and expected. 

Whether you're a dedicated follower of fashion wearing the latest shades and the pantone of the year, or stick to your signature pallet, what does it say about you? 


From the calming blues of the ocean to the passionate red of a rose, each hue carries its own significance and evokes unique feelings within us. Here, we take a look at the rich tapestry of tones that shape our world and examine the profound impact they have on our emotions and perceptions, homes and clothes.

Blue - The Calm one.  The colour of the sky and the sea, is known for exuding a sense of tranquillity and serenity. It's often associated with peace, stability, and introspection. Blue has the remarkable ability to soothe the mind and alleviate stress, making it a popular choice for interior décor in spaces designed for relaxation and contemplation.  We love pairing bright blue with warm peach.

Red - The Passionate one.  At the opposite end of the spectrum lies red, a colour pulsating with fiery energy and passion. Symbolising love, desire, and vitality, red commands attention and ignites the senses. It is the colour of romance, evoking feelings of warmth and intensity. In Eastern cultures, red is often associated with good fortune and prosperity, making it a prominent feature in festivals and celebrations.  

Yellow - The Optimistic one. Yellow, the colour of sunshine and joy, radiates with optimism and cheerfulness. Yellow is also associated with creativity and intellect, stimulating mental agility and fostering innovation. In art therapy, it is used to evoke feelings of empowerment and self-expression.  Time to pick up a paint brush!

Green - The Grounding one.  Green, the colour of nature and growth, symbolises harmony and balance. It's the colour of renewal and rejuvenation, reminding us of the cycle of life and the interconnectedness of all living things. Green is also linked to health and vitality, inspiring feelings of abundance and prosperity. In interior design, it is often used to create a sense of harmony and freshness, bringing the outdoors inside.  We love a pop of lime next to a perfect pink.

Purple - The Mystical one.   The colour of royalty and spirituality, purple exudes an air of mystery and enchantment. It's associated with wisdom, creativity, and intuition, purple invites us to delve into the depths of our imagination and explore the realms of the unknown. 


Here are some fun facts about colour - 

- When letterboxes were initially introduced in the mid 1800s in the UK, many of them were painted green in order to blend in with their surroundings. However, to increase visibility, they were all repainted the now iconic pillar-box red by 1884.

Each line on the London underground has a name and is colour coded to make it easier to plan your route. There is a total of 12 different coloured lines in the London Underground system.

- The most popular car colour in  the UK is...grey!  Well, OK, we weren't expecting it to be pink but that's quite drab isn't it?

- The human eye can see over 10 million colours!

And, to end with, if you've ever spent any time with a child under 5, you can guarantee one of their questions will be, 'What's your favourite colour?'  Whilst we're here, what is your favourite colour?