Colors have always fascinated me as they are directly linked to emotions. Bright and happy colors spread vibes of ecstasy all around. They accentuate our celebrations and merge into our moods.
Colors respond to emotions and moods intuitively. They lend a new perspective to our lives.
It has been our tradition to wear bright colors for happy occasions to add that extra merry tinge to them. Muted colors are chosen for somber occasions.
My fascination for colors started very early, as I liked to paint more because I could play with various colors, mix them and create my own wonderful shades.
Growing up with the colors of my little garden made me understand and respect their significance. Watching flowers and butterflies was my favorite past time. Much of my love for nature is connected with the colors.
When Leigh Hunt said, ‘Colors are the smiles of nature’, he must have felt the emotional vibes of colors.
I learned to smile from colourful flowers, the rainbow and the sunset.
Colors of nature are more alluring as their hues change in the most natural manner.
Have you noticed the colors of the sky and the clouds…the dawn, the dusk and the dark clouds?
Gray may be a drab color but it keeps us riveted till thunder and lightening shake us out of our reflections. Its association with rain makes it all the more meaningful.
Gray also defines our romantic temperament!
Green, the most soothing and harmonious color binds us with Mother Nature. It emits positive vibes of growth, giving, prosperity and all embracing emotion. The exquisite attachments it creates are eternal!
I wonder how it fell into the hands of jealousy. Shakespeare’s ‘green-eyed monster’ doesn’t relate to the upbeat vibes of green color.
Blue color carries the vastness of the sky and the depth of the oceans, it breathes serenity and contentment and its shades merge all the emotions of fear, hope and trust.
Blue evokes divine blessings and infuses us with unflinching confidence when we say… ‘Sky is the limit’!
“Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with some one, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.” – Taylor Swift
Red has been my favorite color… how it got associated with danger, fear and anger is difficult to understand as red roses symbolize love and passion.
It is the most vibrant color that helps us thrive, the color of our blood, symbolic of life and energy.
A bride in Asian countries wears Red, which is the color of celebrating new sensitivities and relationships.
Red carpet welcome denotes honor, respect and grand reception but at the same time a red card or a red flag changes the whole vibrational frequency of this color!
The meaning and significance of many colors change according to places, cultures and circumstances.
The paradoxical uses of white are amazingly enigmatic.
White may be a color of purity, faith and innocence but it is worn at the weddings as well as funerals!
Black is as perplexing as white as it represents different meanings for people, occasions and cultures. A symbol of grief, it is also preferred for formal parties with great penchant.
When the night is black, the silvery white moon illuminates it with its unique color…its emotional appeal reaches many hearts and inspires the poets!
Yellow and orange, the beautiful colors of fall, of Sun and sunshine… a symbol of love, happiness, hope and heat. They blend into the blue to create a heavenly mesmerizing scene at the beginning and end of each day.
Ironically, they are also associated with fire, denoting danger but it was fire that introduced man to new avenues of progress.
Do you know we have only three primary colors? Red, yellow and blue.
All other colors are created from the combination of these colors. They are mixed and muted to create various shades for summer, winter and spring.
Do you know colors can change our emotional responses and our appearance? They can make us look happy or sad, heavier or lighter, romantic or boring!
If you want to see a riot of colors, visit India. Some of the states like Rajasthan, Punjab and Gujarat are a living example of the brightest outfits, worn without any second thought.
Tulip gardens too present an outstanding specimen of how much colors attract us and affect our emotions.
What are your favorite colors? I have always loved the shades of pink and red and magenta. They keep me buoyant all the time!
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