Do you have a favourite colour? I do or at least I did. What I mean is that I have recently revised my view of what my favourite colour actually is. My knee jerk reaction used to be to say that green was my most-loved colour. My preference had absolutely nothing to do with green being the de facto national colour in this Emerald Isle. No, the real reason that I like green so well has all to do with the fact that most of its forty shades work well with my pale Celtic skin.
What made me delve a little deeper into the part of my psyche in charge of colour preference was the image of Dalkey Island that you see at the top of this post. I took the photo with my iPhone for my Instagram stream (@justaddattitude) and put it through a filter in one of the photographic apps I have downloaded. I am drawn to the image because of the myriad hues of blue in it. I have been in denial; I think blue may well be my favourite colour. This makes sense as I have always been attracted to the sea and other expanses of water and I also love looking at the ever-changing kaleidoscope of blues (ok, I grant oftentimes greys in these parts) in the sky.
I also realized, strangely for the first time, how much I surround myself with different shades of blue: my kitchen and sitting room walls are painted duck egg blue, I write notes for Just Add Attitude in blue covered notebooks, many of the pictures on my walls are blue-predominant and much of my crockery is blue-hued. Wardrobe-wise item that I would find the most difficult to live without is of course a pair of blue jeans. And the most recent addition to my wardrobe is a Breton top, from COS, with blue stripes; when I wore it for the first time I added a blue scarf and some earring with blue stones. The evidence seems overwhelming it appears blue is my favourite colour.
It’s Friday: Happy Weekend.