There would be no more cotton-candy sunrises.
No more vibrant gift wrap.
No fun in a bowl of fruit-loops.
We would never have been introduced to words like amethyst, lavender, or fuchsia. And we wouldn't know what colour to associate the taste of an orange with.
With the thought of so much colour around us, I wonder how many of us take the varying hues for granted. Our world is saturated in colour, but have we become so distracted that we don't think to enjoy it?
I recently presented a workshop titled Colour for Life encouraging women to become aware of colours around them, and use colour to express their personal thoughts and feelings whether it be in what they wear, their home decor, or the things they surround themselves with.
A visiting woman shared a story of a dark green skirt that her mother made her when she was young. She didn't like the skirt at all, and so, she has never liked dark green. It's interesting how an association from our childhood can affect our feelings toward a colour.
We discussed positive and negative associations that every colour carries. When making a statement with colour, it's good to know how your colour choice may be received by others based on those associations.
If you were to choose a colour to describe 'JOY' what hue would you choose?