As this year's Let's Colour Awards draw tantalisingly close, we thought we'd refresh your memory and recap on a few of the shortlisted projects, products and organisations that've made a colourful contribution to our lives over the past 12 months:
Best use of colour in homes & interiors
Raw Edges – The Lake
Raw Edges is a studio that takes design for homes and interiors to new levels. The Lake collection of rugs is designed to appear colourful on exiting your space, but becomes calm and soothing from the opposite direction to welcome you home.
Best use of colour in fashion & beauty
Bringing tie dye techniques up to date for the 21st century, Psychedelic Clothesline can only be described as colour alchemists. Sharing others with its passion for colour and dying technology, Psychedelic Clothesline has its own "You Niversity' where you can learn about its unique colour process.
Best use of colour in the arts
The First Law of Kipple
Artist Dan Tobin Smith assembled a 200 square metre installation in his studio as part of London Design Festival 2014. Made up of thousands of chromatically arranged objects collected and donated by the public, the scale and complexity of the installation was astounding.
Contribution to colour
The Scottish fashion designer is known for his striking prints and use of traditional silk screening techniques. His work is all about colour, daring people to enliven their wardrobes and their homes with bold hues and unusual combinations.
Salvaged from the off-cut bin, a chair leg or a ‘would-be’ fence post, Zoe's series of wooden objects entitled Hasbeens are souvenirs and storytellers. The designer rescues offcuts of wood, hand-turns them and uses colour to give them a new lease of life.
Colour moment of the year
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Created by artist Paul Cummins and designed by Tom Piper, ‘Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red’ was an immersive installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies planted in the moat of the Tower of London. Each poppy represented a British and Colonial fatality during the Great War, bringing vibrant shades of red to one of the most renowned landmarks in the capital. It became one of the most talked about subjects surrounding Remembrance Day as well as the centenary of World War One, attracting over 5 million people.
Vote for your favourite colour moment of the year here and check back to find out the results next week.
To view the full list of nominees, categories and judges, visit the Dulux Let's Colour Awards site