My Favourite Colour by Penny Alexander

Children always ask each other what is your favourite colour and see it as a very important question.My daughter has a penpal and this was one of the very first bits of information she shared with her. Kids seem toknow instinctively what matters.

As adults we probably would feel a little daft asking this question but actually it is a really revealing and the answers tell you a great deal.

In this series of posts I will be asking my blogging friends what their favourite colours are and in doing so finding out a bit more about them.

Let’s start with Penny Alexander


Tell us a little about yourself

Hi, I am Penny and I blog for the online homestore Wayfair at A Residence  and about family life and travel at parentshaped.



What kind of colours of you like?

Over time I have learnt the colours that suit me best are Autumnal, bottle green, mustard and neutrals. Pastels aren’t for me, but I love primary colours and always have had a thing for red, which must be the rebel in me.


What is your favourite colour Penny and why it is your favourite?  .

I am going to say green. My school uniform was bottle green, I have fabulously happy memories of school days, and of growing up and of V neck bottle green jumpers knitted for me by my Grandmother. Little did I know then, it was also a great colour for me. I always loved the idea it was named after a bottle, I have a huge jar full of sea glass on my windowsill at home.

sea glass

Green is also the colour of grass and the place I am happiest, outdoors in nature or the garden.


I know you love to travel Penny do you have a favourite colour from your travels?

Bright white houses with bold blue doors and shutters on Greek Islands always scream summer holidays to me.


Can you share a picture of something in your favourite colour and tell us what it makes you feel?

Sea glass always reminds me of happy times beach combing and reminds me of standing by the ocean which is always so calming, it reminds me I am just a tiny speck in the world and my problems smaller still.

Spider plants remind me of my parent’s house and also remind me not to spend too long in my office and to get outside.



  1. June 1, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    I love love love this idea for a series!
    Colour is such a personal thing, it’s always nice to hear the back stories as to why we’re drawn to different favourites.
    Can’t wait for the next post.
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  2. June 3, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    I do love the bottle of Sea glass that Penny has and her dark wall. My favorite colour is yellow

  3. June 4, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    I love colour and it is so personal. Today I had my nails done bright yellow! I love touches of colour in an outfit and at home in a room. I don’t really have a favourite though – can I say the chakra colours? Then I can have all of them!! Nice to see Penny’s office. I love seeing where people work!
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  4. June 6, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I love finding out people’s favourite colours – white houses with blue doors and a roof are my favourite too

  5. June 6, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    I love the jar of sea glass! What a fantastic idea. The children are always collecting it, and it’s so pretty, but I never know what to do with it!

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