Give our Cities some Colour!

 I thought I would bring this over from a previous blog, just because I am a bit exercised by the possibility that our city to be rebuilt is probably going to be a mass of tilt-slab concrete buildings if the powers that be don’t be careful. Unfortunately money speaks, and the small voices of those that have to live with those decision makers’ decisions, don’t really have a big enough voice to be heard. I would like to be proved wrong… 


I have always wondered if high rise buildings would feel less oppressive if they were a warm, sunny, pink, instead of grey, or white and metal colours. Wouldn’t city life feel more cheerful? I couldn’t help but smile when I saw brightly coloured buildings along the edge of a canal/river in Spain, and buildings in ‘undercoat pink’, and intense vicks-bottle blue cottages in the UK. Perhaps we should be paying more attention to the colours we surround ourselves with, maybe carefully chosen colours would make the grimmer parts of our cities a little less grim.


About joslittlepictures

I frequently have trouble trying to decide how to describe myself. Am I an artist who makes jewellery too, or am I a jewellery artist who draws, paints, makes prints,takes photos, makes gardens,plays with book binding,and occasionally working in stone and mosaic? Then there is my delight in words as well. And I love cooking. What I don't do so well is housework, constant order, or keeping to schedules. I make lists, often starting with something I have completed just so I can start by ticking something off!
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2 Responses to Give our Cities some Colour!

  1. I agree Jo! And maybe people would take more pride.. and not deface public property. Knowing the power color has on our mood and spirit… I think it should be everywhere 🙂

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