In September, I saw Keith Brown’s magic show at the Halifax Fringe Festival. It must have been my bright polka dotted t-shirt that made him point and ask me to come on stage along with other audience members – we were to help with one of his magic tricks. He asked a few questions of each participant – the first being, “What is your favourite colour?” I just went blank – how could I pick just one???
I have a favourite pair of lapis lazuli earrings but wouldn’t want my kitchen painted that intense colour of ultramarine. My company orange is Pantone 172 which Pantone calls warm red. Colour displayed on a monitor is RGB (red, green, blue) while printed colour is CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) – the same colour will appear differently on screen and in print. All of these thoughts ran through my mind – colour can get very complicated when you are a designer.
I think I muttered, “Turquoise … turquoise! That’s my favourite colour!” For now…