"Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment" Claude Monet
Imagine walking down a neighborhood sidewalk. As you rhythmically take your steps, right... left... right... left, you glance to your right and you see a blooming redbud tree. Your eyes feast upon the newborn white blooms scattered throughout, with just a hint of pale pink peeking out, as if it were blushing. Going further down the block your glance moves toward a bright white picket fence where you peer at two beautiful Monarch Butterflies. Their wings are fluttering in gorgeous tones of orange and black, with subtle flecks of gold. After that visual buffet a smile covers your face.
The above paragraph shows the importance of color. It kidnaps our emotions and takes them on a roller coaster ride, making you look up and take notice of life. There is a saying: that looks good enough to eat. That explains my love of color perfectly. I could eat it up!
Do colors have an affect on our health?
There is a belief held by some that certain colors have healing properties. This is known as chromotherapy, and many interior designers, architects, and hospital administrators utilize its properties to design holistic environments for patients. Research shows that color influences our behavior, therefore being an importance tool used in advertising for the retail market.
Is the use of color important in my home?
I know from personal experience that my mood is very influenced by the colors in my surroundings. Certain colors make me feel calm while others make me feel hyper. So, with my disability it's important to relax in calm surroundings as much as possible. Cool colors such as greens and blues give your home a feeling of serenity and peace. Those colors not only can be used on walls, they can be used in furniture, bedding, throws, towels, etc,etc. My home is where I rest and recharge. With my disability my legs function better if I am rested and in a calm frame of mind.
Below are some wonderful articles that focus on color and its effects on our emotional well being.
Wow! Color is very important in our life. Let’s focus on surrounding ourselves in glorious color, wherever we may be.
What is your favorite color?