Color. It's powerful! So much of our lives are spent being guided by, interacting with, and interpreting the meaning and intention of the colors that surround us. What is your favorite color and why? How does that inform your understanding of yourself, other people, your relationship to the earth or higher power/consciousness? What are colors that are significant to your culture? What colors do you dress in and decorate your house in? Does it change with time or has a love of a certain color remained a constant in your life? It really goes without saying, color is a brilliantly intense and powerful tool for expressing our thoughts and emotions, our personalities, likes, dislikes, etc. Because I am pulled, pushed, informed and directed by color in so many areas as a professional I decided to create a series of posts dedicated to color, how it manifests naturally in our environment, and how it is translated in the worlds of art, design, food, fashion, and of course wedding and floral design. Wedding colors are inherently intentional - think "white" dress (for most of the Western world). I find that generally speaking, wedding colors tend to stick to a pretty tried and true palette that does not fluctuate much from season to season - think "blush" wedding or "black and white" wedding - I often marvel at the staying power of these particular color stories. Tradition aside, I wonder if there is much choice involved in these particular colors being selected, or if it's a matter of sticking to what is comfortable and the "norm"...(I would be happy to break tradition with you!)
At any rate, when creating color stories for clients I like to understand what colors move them and why, so for my first color series post, I thought I would share with you the colors that are currently rocking my world.
Ecru - my "earthy white", not too bright, a perfect neutral.
Indigo/Cerulean - natural, mellow, excellent for texture, comfortable (like your favorite denim jeans), approachable and easy going.
Golden yellow - flavescent, like the turning yellow of fall leaves, use for a pop of color.
Pumpkin spice - not just for lattes, the deep moody marriage of brown and orange.
What colors are you loving right now?