Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Green with Enthusiasm

I am very obsessed with the color green right now. Really. For about 2 years, I have been more and more drawn to a limey fresh green hue- peridot to be specific. To the point that I want everything to be this green. My jewelry, tape dispenser, the new tile in my kitchen, my screen saver... Must I go on? I even love looking into my cat's eyes becuase they are such a pretty green.

I have collaged some of my green posessions and things I like in this post. A lot of it is from my office, becuase I think being around this color makes me happy.

I can hypothisize why I love this color- and dream up ideas, but I think there is something about the way color effects us. I looked it up and the physical and mental effects of green are:

* Soothing

* Relaxing mentally as well as physically

* Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety

* Offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony

I agree with the above. I always feel fresh and relaxed around this color. It is even a little invigorating to me.

The website I found this info from is http://www.squidoo.com/colorexpert. It has some interesting information. I think our culture downplays how visual we are as humans, and that we are effected by what we look at. When considering how much power we have over our moods- color being part of that, why not surround ourselves with things that can actully help us feel good?

Well, I'm going to finish my green tea and ponder this. I want to hear about your favorite color experience: What is your favorite color? Does it have a ceartain effect on you?