I am totally fascinated by colour. Try as I may, I could never imagine living in a world that has no colour in it – even if it black or white, it is still colour.
Everything we can see has a colour, everything you feel has colour, everywhere you go involves colour. Around us, in our homes, at work, in nature, in space – it is universal. Colour is as natural to our everyday life as breathing is to our bodies.
As I sat down to write this post, I decided that maybe I should pop onto the net to take a deeper look into colour – see if there is actually a definition for the word “colour” – perhaps gain an historical perspective of it. My thoughts were somewhere along the lines of: “I so take the world of colour for granted, but when was it first named “colour”.
Little did I realise that I was on my way to a science lesson, covering issues of light waves, electrons, atoms, reflection, absorption, the eye and its mechanisms. A real head full of facts, but my conclusion – simply – colour is energy around us and in us.
This then means that colour touches our bodies, our moods, our dress sense and the décor of the places you inhabit most – home, office, malls, gardens etc. It can either inspire us or turn us away.
Possibly one of the very first steps to be taken when determining your décor & design style is to “Know thyself”.
We have decided that on a regular basis we are going to look at how we can harness that energy of colour and make it work for us; How we get to know ourselves via colour and use it to bring the expression of our personalities in our homes, in our offices and in our gardens – our space.
I recently met a life coach, Claudia Brandt who is very involved with colour, from the point of view that she uses a personality assessment tool called Personality-abc. Personality-abc identifies three basic human behavioural patterns and uses three colours to represent them. These colours are Red (people with strong leadership qualities); Yellow (us very warm, intuitive, friendly and people’s person type – like moi); and then blue (the thinkers of this world).
Keep an eye on this blog in the weeks to come as we assists you in ‘colouring your world’.
By the way – it looks like I am a definite yellow, red, blue person.
1 – Simply Grove
2 – Design Seeds