Besides making me realize why my friends are so scared of bees, the colors are so distinctly English. I thought the colors embodied the English court around the time of the English Reformation - Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, Anne Boleyn. Burton was not too pretentious about giving it an English flair either. She did not make a collection around English rockstars or Cambridge scholars, but it was something distinctly new with references all over the place. The colors is one aspect that gave it that feel of a true English brand.
The colors especially reminded me of the portraits of English royalty during the English Reformation - or at least, the people that slept with English royalty.
Catherine of Aragon
Mary I of England
Elizabeth I of England