30 November 17: White wall memories

I have memories relating to pretty much every colour, including white. I remember getting my brother to stand against a whitewashed wall at the family farm in Wales when we were kids and instructing him to dodge mud I flung at him with a stick. It was truly hilarious, until we were bumped back down to earth and given buckets to clean up the mess. White may look neutral and reliable but studies suggest it may not always be the best choice for walls. US research from 2015 found that when they worked in a white office, workers made more errors than in offices painted other colours (including aqua). Maybe that’s why my brother was a bit, well, rubbish at dodging the mud…how about a rematch, Tom?…you can fling this time…

Martha, The Colour File x

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©Martha Roberts
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