We’re keeping it short, sweet and simple on this American Day of Independence. Which of these colours is your favourite? Note that any shade of red, white or blue counts. For example, think burgundy, cherry, fire engine or tomato for red. White, bone, off-white or cream for white. And ink blue, cobalt, navy or sky blue for blue. Absolutely NO batting for more than one team. 

Tomato red has been a favourite colour for as long as I can remember. White, in all its shades, is my favourite neutral. Ink blue is my black. I adore a clear French blue, Tiffany blue, crisp turquoise, and pretty light blue. I wear all three colours throughout the year, across all sorts of wardrobe items, and sometimes in one outfit. I can’t possibly pick a side, so I’m sitting this one out on the bench with cold cucumber soup, fresh lobster rolls from Maine, coleslaw, crisps, and strawberry pavlova. Join me if you can’t pick a side. 

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Red, Team White or Team Blue? Tell us why, and no batting for more than one side. I bet Team Blue will win this race. Prove me wrong.