Thursday, March 18, 2010

Let's Colour Project!


Imagine a box of paints...


Now imagine colouring the entire city with it...the houses, the streets...et al


Alright, now you may stop imagining. Why? Because all this is happening for REAL. Yes! Its the "Let's Colour Project". A few days back I got an e-mail from Raj Bilkhu from the Let's Colour Project. Its a worldwide initiative to transform grey spaces with colourful paint. 

Dulux has launched this vibrant project. its a wonderful way to bring in colour...loads of it into people's lives, inspire them and regenerate their surroundings with a splash of color.Let’s Colour projects begins in Rio De Janerio before moving onto Paris on the 19th March, London on the 20th March and India on the 2nd April, as part of a colour movement spreading around the world.

It kicked off in Brazil last weekend and saw the Lapa stairs in Rio de Janeiro ( Before they transform the grey concrete architecture of Aulnay-sous-Bois at Paris with an array of hot oranges and reds tomorrow!) transforming into an art piece. Sitting here I can imagine the smile it must have brought to each face. 

Want to see what they did in Lapa? THIS! Such a lovely riot of colours!




So where do I come in? Well, I am going to ask you lovely readers for some help to do what I need to do! Spread the word around, Volunteer or just encourage them.

And.

Most importantly suggest some streets, buildings, locations where they can do the same in the beautiful state of Rajasthan! Leave me a comment or be a part of the discussion here.

Thank you so much for going through this post. Lets spread the word!



11 comments:

The Double Inverted Commas said...

That box of paints took me back 10 years..those sundays I used to sit on the floor and paint for a class assignment. Ahh bliss!!!

purplehomes said...

TDIC: I know..those were the days :)

All About Henna said...

this is awesome I need to follow them to see if they are visiting Dallas :) what fun

purplehomes said...

AAH: yes! a lot of fun...welcome to purplehomes...

Dianna said...

Wow! I love this idea. We all need more color in our lives.

purplehomes said...

Dianna : Oh sure we do! the brighter, the better :)

Rebecca Campbell - Let's Colour Project said...

It's Rebecca from the Let's Colour Project. 

Tonight we launched the 2 minute director's cut of the film 'Dulux Walls'. Very exciting!



You can watch it here: http://www.letscolourproject.com/blog/2010/05/dulux-walls-global-film-launched-2/



Shot by director Adam Berg over four weeks in Brazil, France, London and India. Every location is real and they remain transformed by a palette consisting of 120 different colours. The people in the film are not actors, they are real people who rolled up their sleeves to transform their community with colour.



I hope you enjoy it and would love if you could help us in spreading more colour with the world :)



Thank you,

Rebecca and the Let's Colour Team.

purplehomes said...

Rebecca : Congratulations to you & your team on pulling off such a wonderful & challenging initiative. Will definitely spread the word.

Rebecca Campbell - Let's Colour Project said...

Thank you! hope you like the film and thanks for your other wonderful posts xxx

Rebecca Campbell - Let's Colour Project said...

Thanks so much. And thanks for all your help in spreading the colour :)

Rebecca

purplehomes said...

Rebecca : Most welcome!