Navy Bluer Than Ever
Person to person, By Shirley Foley
Ottawa Citizen; 9 November 1967
When Joan Broughton gets going with her paint brush the ship's captain may be found in the Blue Room.
Miss Broughton, colour consultant for a paint company, has been called in on the job. She is suggesting blue walls, off-white cabinets, and khaki trim. She sees the controls themselves in deep blue, rust or olive shades.
"I wasn't given any particular direction on the colour scheme," Miss Broughton says, "although one commander was a little apprehensive that I might come up with shocking pink."
What will the green-clad sailor think of a colour-coordinated control room?
Miss Broughton thinks the colourful environment will have a beneficial effect at sea as it has proved to have in industry. "It's just going to be a more colourful world from now on."
Working from the very imprecise colour names offered in the article, this is one possible interpretation of the proposed colour scheme for the control rooms Iroquios class destroyers.