Colour Theory

Pantone Colour of the Year 2014 – Radiant Orchid (18-3224)

What do you think of the new Pantone Colour of the Year…
Radiant Orchid 18-3224

Pantone Colour of the Year 2014 - Radiant Orchid (image from Pantone)

Pantone Colour of the Year 2014 – Radiant Orchid (image from Pantone)


Pantone describes it as:
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

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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 Colour?


Just  look around you and you will be bombarded with colourin every direction.  We use it, play with it, manipulate it and create with it… but what is it?

Sir Isaac Newton was clearly pondering the same thing in the late 1660’s when he started his exploration. His findings, in effect explained what Mother Nature was happily demonstrating every time we see a rainbow.

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