Color PrimarioThe Art of Football
Colour plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Colour can sway thinking, change actions and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.
In theory, the Primary Colours are the root of every other hue imaginable. The primary pigments used in the manufacture of paint come from the pure source element of that Hue. There are no other pigments blended in to alter the formula. The three Primaries are the parents in the family of colours. Pure Yellow, pure Red, and pure Blue are the only hues that can't be created by mixing any other colours together.A colour can connote any amount of things. It can be in or out of fashion; it can follow a trend or go against one.
As a football fan, the colour you choose to support your club is steeped in the history and evolution of each and every football club. It is a telling of the tradition and culture of a team, a colourful symbiosis between supporters, players and stadia.
Increasingly, in recent years, the coloured boot has become a fully established part of the game. The variety and bombast of colour has swelled. They are designed to attract us, the consumer, and compete for our attention in an age of unprecedented TV coverage. The football boot scene is becoming a very competitive field, awash with, flamboyance and flagrant brand-enhancing engineering. Indeed, in 2016 it's the ubiquitous black boot that looks to be the endangered species in an otherwise shimmering sea of colour.
In life, as in art, colours are chosen to produce a certain mood or atmosphere; to create space, light, and shadow; or to introduce symbolic associations. Irrespective of how we feel about it, the beautiful game around the world is increasingly looking like an elaborate Henri Matisse homage. All this bright variety, that we know and love, has been created through the blend of three primary colours.
'What makes daily life interesting is that we try to transform it. To something that is close to art. Football is like that.'