At the risk of lapsing into cliché, is it any wonder that the citizens of Northern Island favour green? The Emerald Isle’s lush countryside can’t fail to inspire the choice of the colour most closely associated with the natural world. Green falls in the middle of the colour spectrum and our eyes require little or no adjustment to see it. It’s therefore the most restful of colours and conveys a sense of balance and harmony.
This obsession with green continues across the whole South of England - no surprise when you consider the hue’s infinity variety and versatility. A green can be found to suit any space. Warm, forest greens with red undertones are perfect for north-facing rooms where there may be little natural light. Blue-greens are better suited to bright rooms where the morning light will make them sing and the evening light will create a cosy feel.
It turns out that the Welsh buck the green trend that surrounds them by confidently opting for pink. Could this be because pink is a paler version of red, the national colour of Wales? Does the nation exhibit those attributes most closely associated with pink - those of nurturing, caring and empathy? Whatever the case, pink is incredibly versatile, easy to pair with other colours and, at its palest, a contemporary alternative to off-white tones.