Color me Obsessed.
I have always held a deep affection for bright or rich colors. My husband sees in blue, red, or green while I see in royal blue, rose red and forest greens. I say there are thousands of different greens, he says green is green is green, some light, some dark.
It’s funny how men and women generally see or consider color so differently. Some of us women folk have four color receptors in our eyes instead of the standard three, so we really do see things differently!
I do believe that color influences, subtly, our moods. I always think of yellow as daisies, dandelions and summer sun, thus the color always brings me happier memories. Blue carried with it the smell of Nova Scotia sea-salt, endless waves, reflection on sun warmed rocks while the water crested on the shore and yes, on occasion, sadness.
Brown is warm things; worn out old boots and homespun sweaters, maybe floppy slippers and the color of earth. Comfort.
I love red too! Bold, bright, vivid, passionate, anger–and then the softer side of red has become my favorite later in life: pink. Pink reminds me of innocence, little girls, cliche-but-happy-princess and soft, soft things.
What are your favorite colors? What emotions do they evoke in you? Do you surround yourself in a soothing color, or happy color, or comforting color where you spend the most time?