Tag: Colour

Art, Culture

The Colour Blue in Art

“A certain blue penetrates your soul” -Henri Matisse Blue has been named the world’s favourite colour after topping polls in countries across the world. Associated with clear skies and vast seas, the colour is often seen as calm, serene and even spiritual. It can be bright and intense or icy […]

Art, Culture

Design Trend Insights for 2018

12 predicted trends for the year to come At the start of each year we’re on the hunt for the standout design, product and homeware trends that will take everyone by storm. This year was no exception and we scoured the premier retail tradeshow for creative lifestyle buyers, Top Drawer, for indications as to […]

Art, Culture

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Colour champion Pantone has just announced their Colour of the Year for 2018: 18-3838 Ultra Violet. It’s a provocative and thoughtful shade that oozes originality, ingenuity, a dream-like quality and a vision of the future. It evokes a counterculture flair, an optimism and an empowerment to find new ways to interpret […]

Culture

Pantone’s Purple Rain

In honour of the late musician Prince, the Pantone Color Institute has worked with his estate to create a new shade of purple, named after his iconic symbol   Love Symbol #2. Prince ‘The Purple One’ Rogers Nelson passed away last year, aged 57.  The musician was forever associated with the colour purple, […]

Art, Culture

We Heart Larry Smart

Welcome to the psychedelic world of Larry Smart, a trippy smorgasbord of vivid colours and swirling shapes. The Muse Gallery in London just held the first ever solo exhibition on the artist, appropriately titled RETRO-spective, to tie in with the Summer of Love – now celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. If […]