20 February 2013

Collecting Colours : Blue + White

Blue and white are a bit of a chameleon pair. Think of sky blue and white and it's all beach towels and boat houses and sunny Greek islands. But dial up the darkness on the blue a little and suddenly it's all oh la la - breton tops, berets and strolling the French riviera. And go darker still and it's all things nautical - yachts and sailors, brass buttons and the Royal Navy. Kind of impressive that one pairing of colours can evoke so many memories and cliches. I can't think of another that does, can you? 

ps. That top diptych is a sunny day in Tokyo paired with a snowy day in Seoul!

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Every month through 2013 I'll be 'collecting colours', and you can join in too! Just create something, anything based on the colour pair for each month. Link up below, Instagram, Tweet and/or add your photo to the Flickr group here. You can go here to get all the information you need.  


  1. Beautiful photos and I love how you've shown the difference variations of blue.

  2. Gorgeous, Emily! I love them all, but I think my favorite is the top one. Such a change in feelings!

  3. Just found this fun challenge this month. So excited. I linked up. I think this is an awesome challenge! I love the photo idea, and am totally going to do the same! It was really interesting trying to find variations of both of these colors! :) Thanks for hosting!


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