If the world would be in only one colour, which one would you pick?

If the world would be in only one colour, which one would you pick?

We asked our readers what colour would they want the world to be, if everything was only one colour. Here are some of our favourite answers

Pretty in pink

I like strawberries so I’d choose pink. If the whole world could be pink, I would be super happy because having that colour all around me would make me feel like I was in a whole other world, one full of fantasy and love. Having this lovely colour all around me would put me in a good mood every day.

Christy Hung Suet-ying, 11, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Clean and pure

I would choose white because things coloured white are beautiful and pure. Almost everything in our life has the colour white in it. When people see something in white, they feel comfortable and clean. That’s why it would be nice if everything in the world was that colour.

Leung Yiu-tin, 16, Shun Tak Fraternal Association Seaward Woo College

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Green with envy

I would choose green. There are so many shades of green, such as jade green, lime green, and grass green. Every hue has its own unique meaning. To me, jade green is the colour of trust and confidentiality. Lime green represents youthfulness and playfulness, and grass green symbolises self-confidence, security, and nature. Green is also a super easy colour on our eyes, and has even been said to be able to improve vision!

Queenwin Hau, 14, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Got the blues?

If everything in the world had to be one colour, I would definitely choose blue. Blue is the colour of the vast sky and the glittering sea. Whenever I see blue, I feel cool and relaxed. That’s why I would be happy to have blue be the only colour in the world.

Scarvia Cheng, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Feeling blue

When I see blue, the first words that come to my mind are integrity and wisdom. If everything was blue, it would be a constant reminder for us to always act with integrity. This would help us build great relationships with our friends and it would allow us to live in a more peaceful society. We all have roads in our lives that we must chose to walk, so having a little wisdom would help us to choose carefully and lead us to better lives.

Sebastian Leung, 17, Henrietta Secondary School

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Beyond the sea

I would choose turquoise, the colour of the sea. Whenever I see anything that is this colour, I think of the breeze and the sound of waves, and it takes my mind off my studies. The sea and the beach are my favourite places to think about or go. There, I can forget about any worries or pressure I’m feeling. I would love it if my school bag and notebooks were this colour.

Chan Wing-yuk, 12, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Minty fresh

I would choose mint green. This colour is very meaningful to me because it was the colour of a flower that I gave to my good friend before she left Hong Kong to go to Korea. A mint green flower symbolises your wish to see them again. The colour mint green is often also associated with recovery, growth, change, and innocence. This colour makes me happy, and I would like the whole world to be this colour so that more people would be happy too.

Nicole Choi, 12, King Ling College

An explosion of orange

I would like it to be orange. Orange is often linked to encouragement, because of the warm tones it gives off. As soon as I see the colour orange, I feel like I am filled with a kind of power that I can’t explain, and it helps to really encourage me to work hard. If everyone in the world could also use this “power” thanks to the colour, how wonderful would that be?

Nemo Yu, 13, Carmel Secondary School

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Everything is yellow

I like yellow because it is a bright colour. Whenever I see something in that shade, it cheers me up immediately. Seeing yellow everywhere would give me more energy in life, and I’d feel like I could fully face any and all challenges in school. Yellow fills me with the confidence to doing things well. It also makes me think of hamburgers and French fries.

Yung Ho-long, 12, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Nothing but luck

I would choose red. Red symbolises good luck in Chinese culture, and it is often the colour people most commonly associate with China. Red is a bright and sharp colour, which I feel represents my character well. I would like to see the whole world in red, with hanging red lanterns everywhere. They reminds me of Lunar New Year, and lai see.

Hui Sin-hang, 12, Immaculate Heart of Mary College


For our next Top 10, tell us: What’s your favorite smell in the whole world? Send your answer, together with your name, age and school, to reporters.club@scmp.com with “Top 10: smell” in the subject field. Our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!

Edited by Ginny Wong

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Colours of the rainbow

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