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Tuesdays 16:00-16:30
Intelligent and entertaining conversation about business, money, technology and workplace issues.

Presented by Heather Payton, each programme picks up on trends and returns to stories that have moved out of the headlines.
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Tuesday 29 April 2003


Colour

Driving through the countryside this time of year, the first thing you notice is the colour. Umpteen different greens as the leaves unfold, the yellow of flowers and fields of rape seed.

But colour, especially coming after months of winter drab, does have a huge effect.

Former Beirut hostage Brian Keenan described how he stared for days at the colours of fruit he was given by his captors, not eating it for fear of losing the colour.

We use colour in metaphors: seeing red, feeling blue.

Much has happened since Henry Ford advertised his cars in any colour as long as it was black, even though it’s less than a hundred years ago. These days colours scream at us.

Try looking at the paint section of your local DIY store if you want to know the meaning of ‘spoilt for choice’. We may still decorate the living room in trendy shades of beige but these days you can have most things in any colour of your choice.

But colour is not just fun, it’s also big business.

Guests:

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Interior design guru

Angela Wright
Colour Affects (colour psychology)

Anne Lise Kjaer
Kjaer Global (trend & colour forecasting)

David Barrett
D.D. Williamson (caramel food colouring company)

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