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Classic Blue~Colour of the Year 2020

The International Colour Authority Pantone, has decided that Classic Blue is THE colour for 2020. PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue According to the Pantone Institute this colour “instils calm, confidence, and connection. This is an enduring blue hue which highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the …

The Little Book of Colour

The Little Book of Colour is a new book for 2020 by Karen Haller. Like many of you with a fascination for colour, I am always on the lookout for new books to read on the subject. But as my bookshelves are full, I decided to download the kindle version of this book. This book …

Grey is the new black…

that is when it comes to choosing a car colour…although not if you live in Scotland where white is the new white. Research published today shows that the popularity of grey has increased and surpassed the colour black for the first time. So if things are looking a bit grey around you when you are …

Periwinkle Blue In the News 2019

If you were asked to describe this colour you might call it lavender blue or pastel blue. The name comes from a flower – the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) and it’s a colour which falls between the blue and violet families. It’s a relatively new colour as the first recorded use of periwinkle as a colour …

Living Coral

Pantone Colour of 2019 Living Coral

Living Coral has been announced as the Pantone colour for 2019 “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge” Pantone               I am thrilled that this is the colour of the year. Perhaps we could have predicted it! Opposite …

Pantone Colour 2018 Ultraviolet

The Pantone Colour 2018 Ultraviolet

Pantone Colour 2018 : Ultraviolet Announced on 12th December the Pantone Colour 2018 is Purple or rather Ultraviolet. It “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said by way of explanation. “It is found in the cosmos , the wellness movement (amethyst crystals) and was a favorite …

Silver~trending spring 2016

There are many ways of adding silver to your wardrobe this spring 2016. If you have a cool skin tone silver will really flatter your skin tone – but if you have a warm skin tone – here are some ideas to add it into your wardorbe. Wear away from the face with a silver …

Book Review: Face Paint Lisa Eldridge

Face Paint The Story of Makeup ~ Lisa Eldridge Publisher: Abrams £ 18.99 ISBN: 9781419717963 Hardback “This is definitely not just a coffee table “how to” book but a truly inspiring guide to cosmetics.” As many of you know I am a fan of Lisa Eldridge and so am excited that her first book Face …

Spice up your life: MUSTARD

Mustard is a dark yellow color that resembles culinary mustard – it also is similar in colour to Flax. It’s a relative newcomer as colours go and was first recorded as a colour name in English in 1886. It’s been out of favour as a fashion colour for a while but seems to be growing …