Navy can be at once a conservative and progressive shade, but for what? Furniture? Architecture? Fashion? Context is the key to selecting colour. A whole new vernacular can be created through combining colours. A shade such as neon pink, which is saturated in the children’s Hello Kitty world, or typically associated with a shallow “tussy pink” can be transformed into a smart, dynamic shade by juxtaposing it with an urbane shade such as navy or combining it with natural oak.