The world has a fav colour but can’t possibly conclude if it is blue or green.
This colour was chosen after 6 months of global survey across 100 countries and was named Marrs Green after Annie Marrs, a UNESCO worker from Dundee who picked the colour.
The competition organised by Hull 2017 UK City of Culture and paper makers GF Smith, invited people to select their favourite shade online by hovering over an infinite palette of shades with their mouse until they landed on the colour they found most appealing.
30,000 entries came in and the most chosen colour was closest to Marrs’ pick. Marrs, a fine arts graduate said she picked the shade to match the rich blue, grey and green tones which “dance” on the River Tay, in her home city. The colour is close to teal but is also aqua. Colour experts said although the shade has been called a green, it would not be incorrect to view it as a shade of blue.
Marrs Green is now available for use by designers, brands and individuals and will now join G.F. Smith’s Colourplan range.
In 2015, a YouGov survey revealed that blue was the world's favourite colour in a series of surveys covering 10 countries across four continents.