• Question: whats your favourite colour

    Asked by Joe hillman to Sally, Lucy, Louise, James, David, Dan on 8 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Sally Tilt

      Sally Tilt answered on 8 Mar 2019:

      ORANGE! orange is my favourite colour – mainly I think because of orange smarties – easily the ones with the best taste 🙂

      My favourite ‘orange fact’ is that it is the colour used on aeroplane’s black box flight recorders (this is the bit that people try to find if an aeroplane has a crash, as it records what happened just before the accident). It is used as it is the easiest colour for our eyes to see in low light conditions. I like the fact that it is called the black box but it is in fact orange!

      Some psychology theories call the mind a ‘black box’ too – I sometimes think this seems a bit like cheating as you then don’t need to explain what is happening so much – as ‘it is happening in the ‘black box”!

      There we go – I sort of made a link between orange and psychology 🙂

    • Photo: David Chadwick

      David Chadwick answered on 8 Mar 2019:


    • Photo: James Munro

      James Munro answered on 10 Mar 2019:


    • Photo: Louise Rodgers

      Louise Rodgers answered on 10 Mar 2019:

      I always feel that if I have an answer to this question, then I should be showing more interest and commitment to that colour as a favourite in my daily life. Like, if I said ‘red’ I immediately start thinking, ‘if I love red so much, why haven’t I got a red room in my house, or red clothes, or a red car?’ Actually I do have a red car, but that isn’t why I got it!

      So, I think its red, but I don’t feel that strongly about it and wouldn’t really say its a proper favourite as a result. Maybe I think too much about what every word and action means …

    • Photo: Lucy Maddox

      Lucy Maddox answered on 11 Mar 2019:

      Blue often gets associated with sadness but I think it’s a really soothing colour.
      Apparently the colour green can make us more creative: https://psychologymagpie.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/the-green-effect-does-the-colour-green-make-us-more-creative/
      But blue’s still my fave.

    • Photo: Dan Taylor

      Dan Taylor answered on 11 Mar 2019:

      This may not come as a huge surprise, but black! If I had to choose a “real” colour i’d probably go purple!