Monthly Archives: March 2011

Colour Forecasting

On the 16th February I visited the Surface Design Show to see the Colour Forecasting Seminar and the colour Trend Wall produced by Global Colour Research for the exhibition. The colour trend wall detailed colour trends for spring/summer 2012 which

Colour Forecasting

On the 16th February I visited the Surface Design Show to see the Colour Forecasting Seminar and the colour Trend Wall produced by Global Colour Research for the exhibition. The colour trend wall detailed colour trends for spring/summer 2012 which

Colour at the Edge of the Universe

It is impossible to talk about colour without talking about light. Without light, we cannot see colour. According to modern theories of physics, all the light, and therefore colour in the universe was created by the Big Bang, 13.7 billion

Colour at the Edge of the Universe

It is impossible to talk about colour without talking about light. Without light, we cannot see colour. According to modern theories of physics, all the light, and therefore colour in the universe was created by the Big Bang, 13.7 billion

… is the new black

A play on the commonly used fashion phrase … is the new black this fashion piece about the colour “greige” followed on in colour trend terms from the article about Michelle Obama’s nude dress. So not only was the colour

… is the new black

A play on the commonly used fashion phrase … is the new black this fashion piece about the colour “greige” followed on in colour trend terms from the article about Michelle Obama’s nude dress. So not only was the colour

What colour is flesh?

I came across this article in the Metro paper, early in 2010 before I had begun to draft my proposal for this project. I had previously had thoughts about our difficultly in communicating colour, as a result of being part

What colour is flesh?

I came across this article in the Metro paper, early in 2010 before I had begun to draft my proposal for this project. I had previously had thoughts about our difficultly in communicating colour, as a result of being part

The Problem of Colour & Language

The Optical Society of America suggests that the human eye “can identify between 7.5 and 10 million distinct colours” (Wershler-Henry, 2001). The average adult has a vocabulary of up to 50 000 words (Gall, 2009) and although continuously growing, the

The Problem of Colour & Language

The Optical Society of America suggests that the human eye “can identify between 7.5 and 10 million distinct colours” (Wershler-Henry, 2001). The average adult has a vocabulary of up to 50 000 words (Gall, 2009) and although continuously growing, the