23 September ’17: Bottle green

Hello from the weekend 🍾🍾🍾

When I was 11, I seriously contemplated choosing a particular school simply on the grounds that it had a gorgeous purple uniform. Instead I ended up in navy with garish yellow and red trim (a 1980s red polyester gym skirt and a custard yellow top was the ultimate crime against fashion and colour). However, I guess it could have been worse – it could have been brown (like @chloelovestoshop describes in her Colour File interview earlier this year). A grim school uniform is surely reason for mutiny and rebellion? Although my second-in-command looks handsome in his new bottle green blazer, historically I struggle with this colour. As an ardent lover of colour clusters, I imagine bottle green as something of a ‘lone wolf’ who has taken his leave of other colours (‘No man is an island except bottle green’). I’d love to find bottle green some friends: any suggestions? Oh, and tell me about your school uniform: success or fail?

Martha, The Colour File x

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