True colours

Any colour - so long as it's black€¦ It may sound like a clich a glance back at the distant decade that was the 'designer eighties', and it's true: designers like to wear a lot of black. But do we do this to look cool or because we are indecisive about what any radical use of colour might say about us? It's not just in what we choose to wear - we're advised by the onslaught of home-improvement-make-over-get-rich-quick TV programmes, blinking at us around the clock, that the best way to sell our designer apartments is to paint every wall in neutral shades. The rational behind a couple of coats of magnolia? Best not put off potential buyers with a home that has a personality.

Think of the machine that you work at. If you're a PC-user, a drab beige box is likely to be what greets you at boot-up every morning and, even as a Mac-user, the days of Bondi-Blue and Rainbow iMacs have well and truly passed. Apple, the very purveyors of all things cool, soon put a stop to colour choice when it replaced the iPod Mini with the Nano. Gone were the previous cool shades and the replacement came in white. Then things got radical when we were offered, in a black-to-basics campaign, the colour black.

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