For as long as I can remember, Blue and Green have always been my favorite colors, and I suppose by default turquoise. I recently decorated my office space and a girlfriend of mine brought it to my attention that once again these were the dominant colors. It got me to thinking about what it was that made me gravitate to these colors. So, I looked it up. ** I know surprise, surprise.
I have always found these colors soothing and centering. So, I was not surprised to find that these colors were associated with words like refreshing, calming, serenity, tranquility, emotional balance and even good luck. The words that gave me another perspective were sophisticated, energy, wisdom, wholeness, creativity, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, patience, intuition and loyalty. If I could cloak myself in words or characteristics these would be the words that I would want. It also explains why I get the most done in my office. Clearly, it’s a centered spot for me, where I can block out the outside world and exist in my truest form and create.
Colors have long been heralded as the building blocks in successfully marketing and branding companies, simply because certain colors trigger emotions. As you can see from this Color Emotion Guide (below)
Just like a certain song will bring you back to a certain time in your life happy or bad. There are certain colors that we identify with. Interested in knowing what your favorite colors mean? Check out this article by Very Well.com on how color impacts, moods, feelings and behavior.
When we started Our Etsy Shop, we ONLY sold pillows. [Old news – we have a lot more to offer now.] In order to help our customers decide which pillows would work well in their living spaces we created color stories. You can check them out here.
What is your favorite color? Do you surround yourself with it? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.