Decor Diva: Colour Your World
Posted by Rose McClement
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
- Colour Series – Yellow (creativestreamblog.com)
- Colour Series- RED (creativestreamblog.com)
- Freeworld Design Centre (thedesigntabloid.com)
- What colour are you? (lynnadavidson.wordpress.com)
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About Rose McClementBiz owner / entrepreneur in Interior Décor / Design / consultant / mag column writer / avid blogger bringing the skinny on design as Proudly South African.
Posted on July 14, 2011, in Colour Inspiration, Décor Diva, Nature Inspired Design and tagged Art, Color, Colour, Colour Inspiration, Décor Diva, Decor, Decorating, Design, Design Seeds, Interior Design, Personality Types, Pink, Psychology, South Africa. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.