Tag Archives: colour in culture

why red poppies are used to symbolise remembrance day

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On the  eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918 marked the signing of the Armistice, signalling the end of World War One.

The first sign of life that rose from the barren battlefields was the red poppy and they has come to symbolise the memory of those who sacrificed their lives.

(Day 11 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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colourful food… why are toffee apples red?

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I was asked a question from one of my Twitter followers, @AngelaClutton “Quick colour Q for you: toffee is toffee colour (obvs) yet some toffee apples have bright red coating. Colour psychology?!?!”

(Day 7 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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30 blog posts in 30 days challenge starts today…

Call me crazy, but after attending a Women Unlimited business brainstorming session yesterday, I decided as one of my action points to take on the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge.  Julie Hall ‘dared’ me and I do like a dare…

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london olympics… colourful olympic park

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Yesterday I experienced the excitement of being at the Olympic Park, soaking up the atmosphere and watching two thrilling men’s basketball matches.

It was hard not to notice the role colour plays, from the wayfinding, national flags, wearing the colours showing the country you are supporting, spotting the volunteers to ask for help through to the beautiful wild flowers blooming everywhere.

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London Olympics… British seeing red over too much blue

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If you think colour doesn’t matter, try saying that to the Brits who are not at all happy with the British Olympic uniform not sticking to right proportion of the national colours. Some even say the uniform represents Scotland not Britain because of the high percentage of blue.

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dispelling the confusion over colour psychology

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I often get asked what is colour psychology exactly. There is definitely a lot of confusion out there with colour association and colour symbolism often being mistaken for colour psychology.  So I thought I would explain the differences to clear up any confusion.

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colour events london…blue alchemy, stories of indigo

Following the successful meeting BLUE – the World’s Favourite Colour, the Colour Group GB is hosting a soiree with a special screening of the new feature length film by Mary Lance. Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo is a feature-length documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia.

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colour & design surgery… why are halloween colours orange and black?

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This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.

Question: “Why are Halloween colours orange and black?”
– reader, Tamsin Fox-Davies.

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colour research – multi-lingual colour naming experiment

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I love hearing about colour research projects so when I was told about this multi-lingual colour naming experiment I just had to check it out.  So why not get involved and participate in their online experiment!

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