This week, we’re inspired by Danny Boyle’s plans for this summer’s biggest, sporting opening ceremony, where Countryside Chic meets Cool Britannia.
2012 is the year of the Brit. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations may be over, but don’t take down your bunting just yet. The Games will soon be upon us and the nation will be out in full force to cheer on Team GB. With only a month to go until the eagerly anticipated opening ceremony, directed by Trainspotting director Danny Boyle, Boyle and his team have one chance to create a spectacle of stunts and surprises that will define exactly what it means to be British… all to an estimated global audience of one billion. No pressure then.
So how has Boyle and his creative team chosen to represent the nation? The ceremony will open with a tribute to Britain as a pastoral idyll – think English country gardens, tea and cake, Handel and Elgar. This will give way to Boyle’s re-awakening of our Rock n’ Roll roots and Punk past, featuring songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Sex Pistols.
At Crown Paints, we’re joining the nation by celebrating the best of British culture and design throughout the decades. Our Crown Vintage® collection is inspired by five decades of Britain’s rich and colourful past. So if you’re looking for a traditional heritage look, why not try teaming Enamel Green with Crew Cut Cream®?
Bring out your inner rebel with a bold splash of Shoulder Pad Purple® or re-create that 70’s retro vibe with Bell Bottoms®. For those of you who fancy drawing inspiration from our national flag, Culture Cream®, Blue Monday® and Ra Ra Red® are the perfect patriotic trio.
Have a look at our full range of Vintage paints here.