In her book ‘The Secret Lives of Colour’ the author Kasia St Clair expands upon the social roots, cultural understanding and history of a range of colours. Blue, being one of my favourite colours, gets special treatment; first listing the shades of the colour, she then uses a range of evocative descriptors to alert us to the wonder of this colour; Ultramarine, Cobalt, Indigo, Prussian Blue, Egyptian Blue, Woad, Electric Blue, Cerulean.
Welcome to the New Year, and a new colour! So I suppose you expected me to talk about the colour of the year 2019 (‘Living Coral’), which by the way is the most amazingly muted terracotta coral shade. But no, I am here to talk about the colour of 2020.