Colour DNA

Colour DNA

Colour DNA

From the age of only 12 weeks, we humans begin to show preferences for certain colours over others. At that stage in our lives we tend to be drawn to softer, cooler colours – the gentle blues and pinks that are ubiquitous in infant bedrooms. These tastes often change, slightly, but most of us have fairly well made up our mind about our favourite colour by the age of 2 – something that likely stays with us throughout our lives.

Colouring Pencils

It would follow, then, that our favourite colours would say a lot about our personalities. After all, our interests and preferences in our youth undoubtedly shape who we become as we mature. Those who specialise in contemporary colour theory would concur. The evidence suggests that each colour in the colour wheel has its own significance, connotations and emotional resonance, which many argue maps directly onto our character. So why not personalise your stationery to match your personality? Have a look at some of our recommendations!


Eternally cool, calm and collected, fans of the colour blue are great people to have in times of crisis as they are more able to keep their heads when others are losing theirs. Their chilled-out aura and calm confidence make them a wonderful grounding presence to have around, and their reliability and loyalty ensure they’ll stay by your side when you need them the most.

  1. Otto Hutt Design 06 Duck Egg Ballpoint Pen

A brilliant example of Otto Hutt’s craftsmanship, this pen’s gentle hue conveys a sense of peace and serenity, while matching gold plated trim brings an extra level of elegance to the classic design.

Intricately detailed with a regal blue and gold quatrefoil design, elevate your correspondence to exquisite new heights with this set of matching cards and envelopes. Delicate yet stately, and made with 200gsm card to prevent bleed-through and feathering.

  1. Visconti Mirage Aqua Fountain Pen

Boasting a rich blue marbled barrel with shining chrome trim, Visconti’s Mirage Aqua Fountain Pen conjures images of the deep sea and brings an air of quiet confidence to those who use it.


Everyone takes notice when this person walks into a room. Confident, extroverted, and independently minded, those who feel drawn to the colour red like to make a lasting impression – why not start with your stationery?

  1. Pilot Capless Graphite Red Fountain Pen

At first glance this looks like any number of classic ballpoint pens – until you realise it is in fact a state-of-the-art fountain pen with retractable nib. Add in the speckled red lacquer barrel and 18k rhodium plated gold nib and this pen is bound to grab people’s attention.

Immediately striking yet refined, this crimson leather portfolio lets you take your office on the move, with space for a laptop or tablet, and compartments for all your stationery needs.

  1. Pewter Feather Quill, Ink & Pewter Pen Holder - Red

Take a step back from the stresses of the modern world, and indulge a little with a traditional dip pen, complete with durable metal nib, pewter pen holder, and a dazzling red feather blooming out from between your fingertips.


The colour green is most often associated with nature, and sure enough these people are often most at home outdoors or around animals. A keen eye for detail, organisation, and an innate ability to zoom out and see the bigger picture, these people are also excellent performers in the business world. If they offer you some advice, we advise you take notice!

  1. Cross Tech3+ Brushed Forest Green Multifunction Pen

Type A personalities rejoice – colour-coding and organisation just got a little easier. Cross Tech3+ pens allow you to quickly switch between black ink, red ink and 0.5mm pencil, with an additional stylus tip compatible with all smartphone and tablet screens – all encased within a rich forest green barrel.

  1. Cross Wanderlust Borneo Ballpoint Pen

Inspired by the deep luscious hues of the Bornean rainforest, this instalment of the Wanderlust series is ideal for anyone who finds themselves yearning for the outdoors and a sense of adventure.

Hand-made using traditional binding techniques, each Bomo journal is a unique piece of craftsmanship built to last a lifetime. The deep green leather spine lends each one an aged and distinguished feel. Why not take advantage of our in-house embossing service for a truly personalised finish?


Bursting with joy, sunshine and optimism, people who favour yellow know just how to make the most of a situation, and to enjoy and appreciate the little things in life. A little quirkier than others, perhaps, but only ever to their credit, these people remind us all to stop and smell the roses once in a while, and for that we are forever grateful.

  1. Caran d'Ache Claim Your Style Canary Yellow Ballpoint Pen

A pen for those fashion forward pen afficianado's, the  hexagonal yellow barrel, red button tip and gold clip make a bold and distinctive statement. Lightweight and slimline, this pen is perfect for slipping into a bag or pocket for on-the-go.

  1. Kaweco Frosted Sport Sweet Banana Push Pencil

With its chunky octagonal barrel and fruity yellow colour, Kaweco’s Frosted Sport push pencil is undoubtedly eye-catching. It also feels deeply satisfying in the hand, and it’s push-button mechanism and 0.7mm pencil leads ensure its quirks are matched by its functionality.

  1. Lamy Safari Yellow Rollerball Pen

With robust plastic construction, ergonomic grip and a remarkably affordable pricetag, Lamy’s canary yellow Safari is everything you could want from a rollerball pen. A vital addition to any stationery collection.