Thanks to a friend’s book party, I had the opportunity to visit Van Alen Books last week, a small store that specializes in architecture and design titles. The interior is dominated by a very striking gray and yellow staircase that, in addition to providing seating and a focus for conversation, got me thinking about iconic colors.
When you think of our sister company, Rhodia, it’s impossible not to think of the colors orange and black. (Quo Vadis notebooks and planners come in a much broader range of hues, and while black is far and away the most popular, it’s certainly not iconic to the brand.) When I think of Van Alen Books, I’ll think of yellow and gray. And we probably all know people who like to dress in a particular color, though not everyone makes that their “thing.”
Do you have a particular (set of) color(s) you like to wear or surround yourself with?