Row of striking blue houses in Rotterdam.
Row of striking blue houses in Rotterdam.

And the world’s favourite colour is?

Drum roll, please…it’s blue!

Blue is symbolic of many positive feelings, from the youthful energy of the Indian cricket team uniform to the comfort and dependability of denim jeans. In some cultures blue is sacred, while in others, stands for peace and serenity. And for all of us, blue offers a purity and sense of stability that relates directly to the eternal beauty of the sea and the sky.

Blue used in the home not only helps to create a tranquil and harmonious surrounding but is also the ideal colour for small rooms that need brightening, as it tricks the eye into thinking surfaces are further away, making the space appear bigger. And the paler the blue, the greater the effect. No wonder it’s the most popular colour in the world…