A couple of nights ago I asked my husband if there were any colors he disliked and he said that he used to not care for brown. “I didn’t think brown was a color,” he said, “it was just something that happened.” He now likes brown. On the flip side , my mother [strongly] dislikes the color brown now but back in the day brown clothing graced her closet, or rather, trousseau. In their black and white wedding photos there is an image of my parents about to leave for their honeymoon and my mom is decked out in a stylish, wool suit. One day while looking at the photos together she said, “I just had to have that brown wool suit and it was so hot that I nearly melted.” I nearly fell over. A brown suit, huh mom? Wink, wink. I love brown personally.
It is interesting to observe how our affinities for colors change through the years. If you asked me what my favorite color was when I was a kid I probably would have said pink or red. They probably alternated depending on my mood. In my later high school years I loved anything peach. Thanks to Prince? Maybe. Some years later my favorite became green. It is such a nice, soothing color. My very first brand new car was green (and his name was Jasper) and I owned a green couch before I met my husband. I still love green but in more recent years I find myself drawn more to shades of orange and red. And just this last month, powder or robin’s egg blue, which is most surprising to me. Blue. After all these years of ridding my life of blue I am now bringing it back.
Why my sudden affinity for blue? According to color therapists, we are attracted to colors that make us feel better, whether it be on an emotion, spiritual, or physical level. Sometimes we may not even realize the positive effects that colors have on us, we just feel drawn to them. They say that you can even balance your Chakras through the use of color, or sound vibrations associated with certain colors. I personally think that colors can definitely affect our moods. Would you venture so far as to say that colors can affect our health? Perhaps those color therapists are on to something. What do you think? Do your colors say something about you?