When we were working on Shelfie back in deepest, darkest January, with short shooting days, the colours du jour were irrefutably pale pink, copper and a whisper of green. As we decided upon the blue and yellow cover, it felt like the antithesis to this: bright, bold and the very essence of sunny summers days near a cool ocean. Now, in August, whether it’s in interiors or fashion, colour is king. Blue and yellow are colours you see everywhere here in Portugal. It’s said that houses have blue on them to ward against evil spirits (it derives from the blue Moorish ‘evil eye’) and yellow because it contains an insecticide to ward off beasties. I really enjoy finding out about colour and how it relates to the history of how we use our places and spaces. How about you? What colour tale captures YOUR imagination?
Martha, The Colour File x