Colour Psychology

The Twelfth – Orangefest on the Orangemen’s Day


Anyone growing up in Northern Ireland will know all about “the Twelfth”.

For anyone that doesn’t, it is an annual Protestant event that started in the early 18th Century by the Orange Order.

The Orange Order being a Protestant fraternal organisation based mainly in Northern Ireland and Scotland that was founded by Freemasons in 1796 in County Armagh.


Banner of the Orange Order Ballymacrrett District on show for the Orange day marches


Starting around Easter and culminating on the 12th July the Orange Order parade in what is the papers like to call the marching season. Continue reading

The Tranquillity of Blue


Maybe it is something about growing up by the sea but I have a thing for all shades of blue.

I love to sit on a beach, listen to the waves as they break and watch that point in the horizon where the sea and the sky meet. It is as if my mind, clears and my focus, sharpens…

“Blended Blues” – Oil on Canvas by Wandering Mist (

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. As a colour it is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquillity.   Continue reading

What is a Colour Consultant?

Colour Consultant with an eye for colour

A Colour Consultant is a specialist that understands the world of colour, the effects of light and darkness and colour psychology. They use this to develop specific colour schemes for both the interior and exterior on any residential, retail or commercial space. Continue reading