Colour of the Year 2016
Here is the Colour of the Year for 2016 chosen by paint company Benjamin Moore:
It’s WHITE 🙂
Which raises two questions:
- Is white a colour?
- What’s YOUR colour of the year?
Please leave your answers in the comment box below. Thanks!
By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub October 2015
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.
I think Benjamin Moore would define colour as anything that is used as paint. When I think of white, I think of Aikido. There is a belief that all students should begin training with an open mind, there’s actually a book “Zen mind, beginner’s mind”. I think white is full of possibilities
Huong Bui says:
In my opinion, white is as a paper. The future is a white paper. Our future is written and contributed by ourselves. What will we do that will create our world. We do not exactly know about what will happen next, thus what the next year looks like that depends on our actions.If we want beautiful colors, please behave kindly for our future, our earth, our next generations.
Let it be yellow
White isn’t a color i think. My color of the year is light green. Green is very positive and happy color 🙂
So boring, though! Whether it’s a color or not, couldn’t they have been a bit more creative?
Just my two pennies’ worth. As I understand it white is not a colour, being the combination of all colours. Black too is not a colour, being the absence of all colours. My favourite colour is grey, but since grey is an equal combination of white and black it may not be a colour either 🙂 So if I have to choose a “real” colour I would have to say yellow (with a touch of brown).
the white is not a colour, but it´s cool
my colour of the year is jade
Mister Green Solide1 says:
1.Whte is a color.
2.My color of the year is white…
white is a colour and a shade and a hue…..and I am for indigo
White is a colour 🙂
My colour for 2016 is yellow – sun, flowers, hope ….
My color for 2016 is green l love it because Green mean bace and it’s wonderful color and conformable for eye because it lay in the mid in radiomagnatic wavelength
I prefer white because it symbolizes peace and that’s what we really need the coming year hopefully 🙂
White is not a color.
My color is always skyblue
Ali Rhoflane says:
Unlike water which jas nô couloir white is à colour
M’y favorite color is blue
White is a colour. Because all colours are made on white
My colour for 2016 is of cornelian colour
My favorite colour for 2016 is white. I wanna fly to the sky with white wing ^^
White is a colour.
My colour of the years is Blue. Blue as the sky and the sea in a sunny day.
White is a color consists of seven colors, so black is a color come from bodies which absorbes the white seven colors
Idiomatically, colors are anything we can see that has what is comonly called color including white and black.
Technically it’s a bit different.
If we were talking about sound, white and black would be loud and soft. If a musician plays a C on the flute, we could say he played a soft sound. We could say he played a C. If he played a C on the trumpet, we could say he played a loud sound. We could say he played a C.
Are all loud sounds C? or all soft sounds a C? Of course not. Soft and loud are not about the pitch, which is C.
Softness or loudness can be added to any sound. C is a frequency, and loudness and softness are the amplitude, or the strength of the sound.
In light, red or green or blue are talking about frequency. This is the hue. White and black require a different term: shade.
Our eyes can see only red green and blue. All the other colors are created for us by our amazing brain! When there are all the colors it is white. When there are no colors, it is black.
All the amazing colors we see happen inside our visual cortex. Other animals can not enjoy the amazing colorful world we see.
Ha ha, white is a color but for black it depends on how you define “color”. My favorite for 2016 is yellow – sunny, happy, pretty.
White, in practice is not a colour, but…
During a long time I said that the white and black is my favorites colours. I discovered that it’snt in my palette, so I vote for the gray. 🙂 I think that my colour of the year it will be orange, my hair it’s like that.
My favorite color is red it’s symbol of love.
White is not a color but an equal combination of all the colors of the visible light spectrum.
Black is nothing but the comperative perception of the surroundings.It cannot be seen.
My favourite color is light blue.It is calming and relaxing,reminds me of water.
Rosa Maria says:
My colour of the year is red.thank you 😉
My colour of the year is Blue because it shows clarity and enlightment.
My colour of the year is green.
My favourite color and the color of the year for me is red. Red is a color of my football team 🙂 and i like so much this color!
Ida Bagus Gede Sutarja. says:
If it is not a colour, it is not a choice. I choose white as my favourite colour. It is the symbol of cleanness.
jonathan taylor says:
It’s got to be red for me!So sick and tired of austerity and cuts, hoping for a more socialist future.
My favorite color is a white and thank you so much.
Tracey ozugha says:
White is a colour.
My colour of the year is green.it has brought me peace and tranquility. I just mentally relax, hibernate and picture green creating and exuding all the peace I need to be still,focused and forge on
Tracey ozugha says:
White is a colour.
My colour of the year is green.it has brought me peace and tranquility. I just mentally relax, hibernate and picture green creating and exuding all the peace I need to be still,focus and forge on
Graham Houghton says:
Black isn’t a colour either.
White is a colour- it consists of all other colours.
My colour of the year is dark blue.