Colour of the day no. 13 – Chocolate comtesse

solid block of colour chocolate comtesse

Colour of the day no 13 - Chocolate comtesse

Chocolate Comtesse

A Crown housepaint consistently popular in the 1990’s from their ‘Fashion for Walls’ Indulgence range. Its popularity can be attributed to the interior trend of wooden flooring and the massive rise of the brown leather sofa, with consumers seeking tones that complemented this type of interior style.

We’d love to know via the comments below what Chocolate comtesse reminds you of or makes you think about. We’re also running a weekly competition where people can re-name a colour. If you had to re-name this colour, what would you call it? There will be a weekly prize of a pot of paint containing the colour and labelled with your new name and a £10 Amazon voucher.

Colour of the day

Throughout the Brighton Festival a colour of the day will be displayed in Fabrica and on this blog. To help decide which colour to choose we asked Anne Wight who is a grapheme synaesthete. This is a form of synaesthesia in which an individual’s perception of numbers and letters is associated with an experience of colour.

Like all forms of synaesthesia, grapheme-colour synaesthesia is involuntary, consistent, and memorable and is one of the most common forms of synaesthesia. Generally, while it is extremely unlikely that any two synaesthetes will report the same colours for all letters and numbers, studies of large numbers of synaesthetes find that there are some commonalities across letters.

We have chosen colours/pigments/paints for each day loosely based the colours she sees for the dates of May’s Festival.


4 responses to “Colour of the day no. 13 – Chocolate comtesse

  1. Chocolate but not chocolaty enough – “Chocolate Angel Delight”

  2. A Lighter Shade of Milka.

  3. I visit the exihibition today and when I saw this colour I felt very happy it was todays colour because it was warm and the day was freezing, it was sensual becaue it reminds me of earth and I couldn’t stop thinking on a delicious small chocolate bonbon 🙂

  4. Raspberry Sherbert.

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