Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Taiwan Colors: Taiwan Teal.

Teal is not a color you encounter often. Too clinical to be comforting, too out-dated to be hip. But strangely, it seems almost to be the national color of Taiwan. It appeared in plastic phones, on pharmacy walls, and faded wooden doors. Yet odd as it is, it works. It paired surprisingly well with ocher bricks and vibrant red banners. And almost to assure us of its place in the Taiwanese color spectrum, it flows vibrantly through the halls of the new airport terminal.


Prêt à Voyager said...

Yay! My favorite series and my favorite color! (or at least my color of the moment, and the color of my finger nails right now ;)


The Lil Bee said...

I really love this. Definitely one of my fave posts of yours!

Laura Kelley said...

Thanks for this post, Xander.

Its nicely photographed and has made me notice all of the teal around me in the last few days.

Its interesting how different cultures assign different emotional values or meanings to colors and color combinations.

Lyssa said...

Love this! I am working on a Marketing Plan for a film set in Taiwan and I think teal is now going to be a part of my color scheme. Thanks!