Do cities have signature colours?
When you think of a city or a town (or perhaps your home town), do you think it has a signature colour palette? Or do certain colours remind you of particular places?
Some cities definitely make me want to wear certain colours, for whatever reason. It has probably more to do with my perception of the place in question, or how I want to see myself when visiting it.
In a way, this outfit showcases my idea of “Barcelona colours”, or the colours I associate with Barcelona. That is, a combination of gold, coral and purple tones, with some fun prints thrown into the mix. Of course, people actually living in Barcelona might disagree with me on that, and that’s why I want to stress that this is purely my subjective view.
However, these are not the colours I saw in shops in Barcelona. Oh no, the shops there were full of rather muted shades of blue (which I tend to associate with my own Nordic home town…), and the orange and purple tones I saw were much more intense and saturated (and therefore less flattering on a pale-skinned Nordic woman like me).
But, as I said, perhaps this is my way of ‘blending in’, by putting together an outfit that references some of the vibrancy and creativity I associate with Barcelona…
Outfit details (all old):
skirt: Hobbs / t-shirt: Marks and Spencer / cardigan: Soyaconcept /
bag: Kate Spade / shoes: Van Dal / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
So, what do you think, do cities have their distinctive colour palettes?
And if they do, what are the colours of your home town?
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