The colors of the season effect our lives in ways we can’t even imagine. Take some time to be in the moment and observe that the colors around you are constantly shifting as one season moves towards the next.
Whether we know it consciously or not, these colors affect our moods, which in turn can change our behavior.
Sweet days of summer
For many, summer is a season full of fun and passion, good times and good memories. Let me show you a few examples of how color is a part of this process. In the summer, the sun casts its glow on everything accentuating the highlights and shadows, making everything sparkle in the sun. We emulate this vivacity with choosing lighter or move vivid colors. We wear brighter colors, and decorate bringing lighter and more playful colors into our home. Colorful fashion statements are everywhere you look in the summer. Many homeowners give their properties a fresh coat or two to reflect the positive vibe of summer.
It is the season for entertainment and enjoying ourselves. Summer is the season when we indulge our senses with good food and drink, music, fabrics, good times with dazzling colors.
The seasonal transition into fall, gives us our cue for a change of pace and temperament.
The comforting days of Autumn
Fall is when the world around us slows down to take a breath. We gradually leave behind the brighter shades of summer and start to see a palette filled with more saturated earth tones.
As with summer, we reflect this change of mood and light with our clothing and our interiors.
The fall color palette generally includes colors that encourage us to settle down and focus. The colors of the season are warm and earthy, natural shades. Warm gold, a mossy green, and the rich earthy oranges to reds, are the colors of the autumn color palette.
These darker colors can make us feel cozier. This season’s colors can make us feel grounded and secure. The hues are also luxurious, making fall a time for indulgence into the natural environment around us.
Make the colors work in your life.
If the fall and winter months get you down, inject your favorite summer colors back into your life. A vivid throw or colorful cushions to bring summery colors into your home can make a difference in the world around you. Look at the colors you are wearing. Want to brighten things up? Add a splash of color or sparkling accessory to lift your mood at any time.
If you prefer the colors of fall, look for warmer earthier colors, to inspire a creative environment. The autumn color palette tends to be more introspective and heartwarming. Enjoy the warmer colors, in your home and in your wardrobe.
Use the Color911 app to take your favorite colors and elements of each season and create your own palette. You can be in harmony with your environment or you can use the app to enjoy bold, contrasting colors and make a color statement with confidence.
Remember that you are part of this ever-changing landscape of color. Just as the season can have an effect on you, you and your colors affect the people around you. My advice is to soak up the colors around you. Choose the season or colors of the season that you love most, and create a world that makes you heart sing! I hope you’re inspired!