Have you ever walked into a room and felt instantly calm? Or maybe you felt slightly on edge. Whether we are aware of it or not, the colours we surround ourselves with have a massive effect on our subconscious mind. In fact, it is the very reason fast food chains have bold and flashy colours that make us order more, and eat faster. Similarly, it is also why hair salons and hospitals may have more subtle colours, to make us feel more relaxed and at ease.
We live in a world where we are constantly 'switched on'. With the rapid rise of technology, combined with our ever-busy lifestyles, it is no wonder we find it hard to take a step back and just breathe. However, there is one company that is trying to re-centre our thoughts and bring more stillness into our lives, and that is Pantone, the colour institution. Every year Pantone selects a “colour of the year” that can often dictate interior trends for the year to follow. This year, Pantone has selected 19-4052 Classic Blue.
“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute. "It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.”
Colours can have a real impact on our feelings and moods within a household. If you are the type of person who finds it hard to switch off in the evenings, or even find yourself a little overwhelmed, maybe “something borrowed and something blue” is exactly what the doctor ordered. After all, ”she wore blue velvet” and not any other colour.
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