A New Season Ushers In New Colors
The past few months I've noticed an interesting pattern in myself in that I've been drawn to lighter colors over darker colors. While I've always appreciated bright hues such as pink and turquoise, they're not something that I would generally choose when it comes to fashion or designing a space. Ever since I was young and particularly in college, I've been drawn to the chic, sexy, and timelessness of the color black. It goes with everything, it's slimming, and it's comfortable. It's safe. Color on the other hand takes courage. To me, it requires more of an investment. By wearing color you are saying to the world, "look at me! I am a confident and vibrant being."
I brought up this odd pattern to my co-worker the other day. It was just so unlike, that I thought it quite odd. After explaining the situation to her, she turned to look at me and with compassionate eyes said, "isn't it interesting how we are drawn to specific colors throughout specific seasons of our life? You have just come out of a season of grieving.. So now you are more accepting of color." Her words caused pause in me as I reflected over the past year. It is true that the past several months have been a time of growth and rejuvenation, as I've spent time reflecting and healing. I looked inward and released, I made room for peace. As I drove home that evening I was filled with excitement and hope by what my co-worker had shared with me that day. I began to envision what this new season of life would hold, what I would feel. Already, I could see my grief and anxiety subsiding, instead sprouting up feelings of joy, health, peace, love, and fulfillment. I considered the colors that I've found myself gravitating towards: pink, white, turquoise, and green; reflecting on the meaning behind them and how I can incorporate them into my everyday life.
BY WEARING COLOR YOU ARE SAYING TO THE WORLD, "I AM A CONFIDENT & VIBRANT BEING."
WE ARE DRAWN TO SPECIFIC COLORS AS WE EXPERIENCE SPECIFIC SEASONS IN LIFE.
B L U E
The color blue is the color of authenticity, tradition and order. It is a beautiful color to paint a room or a ceiling due to it's calming effect and ability to match with every color. This color is known to bring peace and harmony.
P U R P L E
The color purple is a color a sophisticated color that encourages you to connect on a higher plane and to brings fresh perspective on emotional issues. By reminding you that we are all connected, it deepens your sense of humanity. Add some purple to your home with the addition of flowers or a piece of art.
P I N K
This gentle, comforting color opens the heart and encourages love. Its a beautiful color to use in times of transition as it soothes and nurtures. Incorporate the color pink into your home through a rose quartz crystal, dishware, or a throw.
R E D
The color red is the most stimulating of colors. It promotes confidence, sexuality, and passion; however having too much red can overstimulate you. I enjoy using dashes of red in small accessories, books, and pillows.
O R A N G E
The color orange is the color of comfort. It is a warm, happy color that encourages balance and vitality. It is a beautiful color to incorporate through floral arrangements and textiles.
Y E L L O W
The color yellow is the color of intelligence and focus. It encourages conversation and can help to clarify thoughts. Add a splash of yellow to your space by using it as a wall color or in accessories. From about the age of 9 to 13, my room was painted a soft yellow, that I absolutely loved. When the natural light came in through the windows, the space glowed.
G R E E N
The color green is the color of growth, wealth and healing. It represents nourishment and stability to the body. You can use this rejuvenating color in your home with the introduction of plants. You'll be amazed how much life a dash of green can bring to your space!