I just had the pleasure to echo that one shade of my favourite colour blue was selected Colour of the Year 2010! I’m in the middle of choosing a blue hue to paint the walls in my new guest and study, so the award and inspirational colours came very handy. I was discussing it here; I think blue stimulates creativity and bring calm and serenity – especially the ocean or sky hues.
The book on international colour trends 2010 shows many shades of blue along with the selected light airy one. In four of the five trend theme colour palettes there are blue hues. The book points out which direction the trend colours are moving and as for the blue hues, they are airy and optimistic – to lift the spirit and light the darkness. There are soulful teals and turquoises – sophisticated serene, subtle and understated shades – suggesting deepest space; a place of mystery, imagination and atmosphere. And, there are rich, clear ultramarines that speak of both the past and the future.
I’m looking for paint – a blue as blue as the sky or sea – and at Fired Earth I found some great hues. They are actually very 2010. The selection is amazing. From the look of the colour palette: I hereby appoint Fired Earth Paint Supplier of the Year 2010! :)
BUT, in-real-life, appearance was deceiving. There are only two light ‘Fired earth blues’ that are actually blue: Welkin Blue ( a great hue though it’s almost baby blue) and Zenith Blue – a dusky greyish blue. The rest of the light seemly blues colours are in fact greenish. Paint hunt goes on! Any advise someone?