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What colour to paint…Latvia.


I wanted to pop to Russia for a weekend but the visa required pushed it a little out of my budget…. Hmmm. Where to go instead?…….

Latvia? suggested my colourblind friend, Dan. We booked some tickets.

I could already feel the grey before we left the airport – What can you expect from a country still bearing deep scars from Soviet rule?

Every colour I encountered was the faded version. I mentioned this to Dan. Turns out Dan’s whole world looks like Latvia because he’s colourblind. I started to feel guilty for the times we’d made him colour in the sea green in year 8 geography.

Faded terracotta, orangey yellow brick and pale green the colour of the soap in your grandma’s house were at every corner so I went out in search of something BOLD.

I found this:


And this:


And this:DSC_0966

And this:


Despite its drab appearance, I found, if you look, there are pockets of colour all over Latvia and many colourful characters whose faces tell the stories the language barrier prohibited.


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What colour to paint…with beautiful berries?


I love it when Eve comes for dinner. She always brings an usual item for my table. Last night these beautiful berries were bestowed upon me. Bright rich orange and an intriguing purple they got me wondering how I could incorporate this into my home.

In the absence of an actual room to paint to illustrate my thinking I went for pasta instead. Given the colours are so bold it is likely I would get bored so I would use white as a backdrop and insert the colours as accents on a small piece of furniture…


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