Red & Green

My sister and I had a day out in London yesterday. We started off with red and green macaroons at the extremely red and green Serpentine Gallery Pavillion. The pavilion was designed by Jean Nouvel and “The entire design is rendered in a vivid red that, in a play of opposites, contrasts with the green of its park setting. In London, the colour reflects the iconic British images of traditional telephone boxes, post boxes and London buses.”

The contrasting red and green does make for a real visual spectacle, but I couldn’t help thinking of something that I’d picked up from somewhere (and which a quick web search on colours confirmed): “Bluish-green is a standard for operating rooms because it provides visual relief of personnel from the red tones of blood and tissue.”

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