It is the Karma photo hunt challenge – the first photo hunt we’ve had from Karma in awhile. Karma has challenged us to “Choose a color that you are drawn to. Tell me what it is that draws you to this color. If you’d like, take it a step further and do a little research like Joanne did and find out some of the psychology of your chosen color.” Of course, we are also to post at least 3 photos of the colors we’re drawn to.
I have chosen to stay inside for this challenge. We’ll start with my closet:
In apparel, I am drawn to many colors – reds in various shades, blues in various shades, greens isn various shades, browns here and there, a little black. No gray. Nope. Nada! Reading about the psychology of colors, I would say perhaps my personality is just a bit mixed up. A little of this, a little of that.
We’ll move on to what I use in decorating, because I think my closet has had enough attention. My house is mostly in neutrals, tans by and large, with touches of color here and there. We do have a couple of walls painted in a burgundy/cranberry color – just because. I didn’t take pictures of those, however.
Online, at one of the websites I viewed (sorry I failed to pay attention to the URL), it said this about burgundy reds: “Burgundy: a dark purplish red, it is more sophisticated and serious and less energetic than true red. It indicates controlled power, determined ambition and dignified action and is often favored by the wealthy.” I confess to liking to have control. I confess to being determined when I decide I want something a certain way. Husband would say stubborn. I prefer determined. He is the one who is stubborn. I think I am, by and large, dignified. Most of the time. Not always.
The centerpiece on the dining room table – decorative balls in neutrals, with one in red and one in green. I really must think to remove papers and such that are in the camera range when I’m taking pictures.
As I alluded to, I am finding myself drawn more and more to green lately. I am considering repainting those cranberry walls to a celadon – but husband is anti-green. Online, it is reported that green: “The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.
From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.
Green is an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally. A natural peacemaker, it must avoid the tendency to become a martyr.”
A couple of bits of green in my home – the green glass goblets I found at a garage sale many years ago, that now hold tealight candles. I love the way the flames glimmer through the green glass. And a wall-hanging my daughter had the grandkids do when they were but wee folk. A treasure that will always be with me.
In reading the psychology of the color green, I can understand completely why it is a color I find myself more and more drawn to. It fills a need I have in this life at this time.
Years ago, my color was blue, primarily cobalt blue. I still am drawn to blues in my apparel, just not so much in my home. To see more about the psychology of blue: Empower Yourself with Color.
Thank you, Karma, for this photo hunt! I have missed these.