Sunday, 14 August 2016

For the love of colour

Colour is everywhere and shapes our daily lives. Whether it be through what we wear or how we decorate our homes, its an important way to express who you are and how you feel. It is all around us and shapes our daily mood, if the bright yellow sun and infinite blue sky are out  we feel happier than when the grey skies are above us. But in grey weather, we need things to keep us happy, like a great raincoat and maybe a good book, but also, colour.

 Our colours in leathers and fabrics are often chosen before we start designing a new collection, we look at what colours are going to be on trend and also what colours will suit our new designs.
A favourite of our customers (goes with anything!) is black, black has always had a huge connection with mourning and dates back to the Roman empire. In 19th Century Britain woman in mourning had special black garments made for them to show they were mourning, they were expected to wear these clothes for up to 4 years after the death of a family member! Nowadays black is a staple in many peoples wardrobes.
Red is another colour we love, particularly in the fun Coco Barclay skirt bag.
Red is a powerful colour, it has the property of appearing to be nearer than it is and grabs our attention first before any other colour. That's why it is used in traffic lights all over the world. Its effect is physical, it stimulates us and raises our pulse rate. It relates to the masculine principle and can activate the "fight or flight" instinct. Red is strong yet feminine and looks wonderful worn!
Since the beginning of time, green has signified growth, rebirth, and fertility. In pagan times, there was the 'Green Man' a symbol of fertility.  In Muslim countries, it is a holy colour and in Ireland, a lucky colour. It was the colour of the heavens in the Ming Dynasty.
The English language reflects some strange attributes: Would you rather be green with envy, green behind the ears, or green around the gills? All these sayings are feelings, so green is a very strong emotional colour.
Here at Coco Barclay green makes us feel happy!

Visit our website at or pop into our shop in Greenwich, London to see the array of colourful handbags and accessories we have available!

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