Colour your world
|Paintings by Kathy Anderson|
“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.”
(artist, John Ruskin)
Dear blogging friends,
Do you love colour?
Do you surround yourself with colour?
Is your home full of bright and cheery colour?
I am a huge fan of colour — it isn't unusual to see me in bright orange or red (I wore a bright red dress to work on Tuesday) and my house is full of colour.
When you are feeling down, it is hard to continue feeling down when surrounded by colour. Colour really does brighten up any day.
Colour is so important that marketers and designers spending huge dollars $$$$ getting it just right. Certainly colours make us happy and others make us sad. Some colours make us spend more and certainly colours remind us of Christmas or spring. They know which colours make us feel good about ourselves and those that make us sad.
Modern homes (check out any real-estate catalogue) lacks colour. They are often whites, creams, beiges and tones of brown. To me they look rather sad and uninviting. Show me a home full of colour and I always feel so much more welcomed.
Nature is full of colour — flowers come in all the colours of the rainbow, the sunset is glorious in its reds and yellows and oranges and don't forget autumn (fall) and spring. The brightness of the sun and the different tones of green and how about the animal kingdom and the array of colour found in feathers, fur and fin!
As keepers of your home, do add some colour to your surrounds — I am great believer that colour not only makes us feel better, it gives us energy and makes the start of any day so much more appealing. So the next time you are selecting a rug, pillow or even a wall hanging — look out for some colour to splash about. Try and be bold and step out of your comfort zone if colour isn't your thing.
Children love colour, just look at their paintings, their favourite clothing and they always select the brightest colours. As adults we tend to forget our childhood and select the more subtle tones — sadly I always think that beige and brown are very drab and lack any spark of imagination and isn't that what we want to surround our selves with!
So colour your world and I am sure you will feel so much better and so will your family.
And don't forget, God created colour for us to enjoy. He didn't paint the universe in its glorious colour for nothing. He gave us colour to enjoy — so enjoy :))
I will end this blog post with this beautiful collection of colourful flowers. I hope they brighten your day.
Have a wonderful day
John McCartin (Nasturtiums), Heide Presse (Sunfowers), Linda Jacobus (Geraniums), Robert Chailloux (blue flowers), unknown artist (orange flowers), Lisa Palombo (coneflowers)