Color Me Happy
Our world has gotten a little dull over the past month, but as Spring starts pushing up from the ground and shining overhead we'll all start seeing some color and I think it's going to help tremendously.
Our blog circle theme this week is color so I'm adding lots of it to this post. ;O)
During these days of trying to find a new normal, I suggest working with color. Be it painting a picture, painting a room, making a quilt (did I tell you I'm going to be a grandma?!!!) or adding a vase of flowers that you can see from your favorite chair, we need to add a little color to our lives. Jim Carey found during a time of heartache that color was what he needed. He started painting and never looked back. (Here's a 6-minute video I found interesting that he created about his obsession with painting.)
Moving so much with the military, I quickly learned that the fasted way to feel happy and at "home" was to paint the walls of our new place. Even if I had to paint them back to white when I left, I always made the walls that surrounded my family colorful, and sometimes even painting just one wall in a room would do the trick.
If you think you might want to brighten a room with more than just flowers, think of the colors that make you smile. My favorite color has always been lime green, (affectionately called Kermit green). If you're attracted to bright colors like I am that don't exactly lend themself to the walls of an entire room, then just get some fun bright couch pillows and a colorful lamp, or maybe some art for the wall, or even a rug or chair. It will change the whole look of your room and you'll enjoy spending time there. The idea is that you feel happy when you're in it. If it's a color you love, then I know you will.
So, what's your favorite color? A study a few years ago showed that the world's favorite color collectively is blue. What color is least liked? Men say pink and women say orange or brown.... #funfacts. ;O)
It's said that certain colors mean certain things and there is truth behind certain moods that are created by specific colors. However, I also believe (and I've seen this in in articles, too - although I can't for the life of me find one now), that colors bring up memories. If you see the colors of your favorite sports team, you might feel excited or ambitious. If you were big into Barbies as a kid, you might feel happy and secure when you see the color pink.
So, although the psychology of color can be fun to read about, I say go with what makes you feel good rather than what the charts say. Do something with the color that makes you feel happiest! Start a colorful project of some sort and have fun with it! (I'm off to look for a bright cheery jigsaw puzzle on-line!) ;O)
With this being a blog circle post, take a look at what other pet photographers have to say about color in their lives starting with Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography.
4/10/2020 06:01:48 am
Kermit Green! That made me smile - and now I wonder what it says about me that I love a sort of "orange-y" color :). Beautiful florals Kelly, they brightened my day!
4/10/2020 10:50:32 am
I love orange, too! That one surprised me. ;)
4/10/2020 08:41:56 am
Gorgeous colors! I can't wait until we finally start to see some blooms around here.
4/10/2020 10:38:24 am
I love the softness of the pink - is it a peony?
4/10/2020 10:49:47 am
it is, Terri! I LOVE them, but hate how they are gone almost as soon as they bloom.
4/14/2020 08:25:36 am
These are stunning portraits! Amazing colors and beautiful composition. Love the fuchsia with the water droplets :)
4/24/2020 10:12:05 am
Such beautiful, bright colors. The flowers and the colors made my morning brighter!
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I can't really get them to say "cheese," but I can almost always make them smile. -Kelly