Saturday, July 30, 2011


Mother Nature is a mix of magnificent colors.  Her greenery comes in lord only knows how many shades.  The same with the sky as it changes, one blue cloud to the other.

The colors that surround our days affect how we think and feel.  It's interesting that colors can mean different things in different parts of the world.  In the United States.......

Green - When we see green, we think of grass and nature, a fresh and healthy color.  Dark greens remind us of money.

Orange - This is my least favorite color, but it is said to evoke feelings of excitement and fun.  Hmmmm on this one.

Red - Psychologists are of the opinion that seeing the color red causes a physical response in us, not just a subconscious response.  Tests show that our heart rate accelerates, and that is why red is considered to be an aggressive and energetic color.

Blue - Men and women tend to like blue.  It's said to evoke feelings of calm, trust, dependability, and security.

Yellow - communicates positivity and warmth and is said to be the first color that we see.  If we want to draw attention to something, color it yellow!

Pink - is feminine. Pale pink is perceived as romantic and bright pinks perceived as exciting, fun, and young.  Victoria's Secret built an entire line with Pink.

Brown - is associated with the earth and evokes the feeling of durability.  If you notice, UPS owns the color brown in the shipping industry, and it has worked very well for them.  My bridesmaid dresses were made of brown velvet trimmed with gold velvet, and they were simple, but elegant.

Purple - Guys don't particularly care for purple.  It's considered to be a creative color, and also a sophisticated color closely associated with royalty and spirituality.

White - Did you ever wonder why cleaning products come in white containers?  It's because white is a symbol of purity and cleanliness.

Black - communicates power, high-class, sophistication, luxury, and expensive. 

Gray - is the neutral color.  It gives a detached and isolated feeling.  Gray can have a cooling effect when placed next to other more vibrant colors.  Mother Nature must like gray, because gray gemstones are healing stones that are often used to improve relationships toward more stability.

Here's a little color quip that I think says it best......

"Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.  Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak.  Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to brighten up."   -Allen Klein