What is your favourite colour? Do you have one?
My darling grandson Ethan who is almost 3 years old started singing the rainbow song to me last week. You know the one: ‘red & yellow & pink & green, purple & orange & blue…..’ We were reading a book about colours and one page had the rainbow and so he sang the song he has been learning.
A rainbow to me means happiness as it is so brightly coloured. So when the prompt over at Denyse Whelan Blogs was ‘My favourite colour’ I had trouble actually finding one colour to choose as a favourite.
Colour to me is life.
It suggests vibrancy, happiness and love but it can also be sombre, sadness and dark. After much thought, I came to the conclusion that I don’t really have a favourite stand out colour.
When I started to think about colours I wondered about their meaning. I found several articles about the subject of Colour Psychology . The meaning of colours and also how Colour Psychology can be used in marketing and branding.
Colours and their Meanings
I’ve selected images of flowers which are magnificent examples of colour and beauty for us to enjoy and an explanation of what each colour means.
Fiery, passionate and love. Who doesn’t love receiving red roses? I also read that it can increase blood pressure, respiration rate and enhance the human metabolism. It is a very emotional colour.
This colour makes me feel happy and daffodils or sunflowers always make my spirits lift. I wasn’t surprised to learn that Yellow represents ‘sunshine’ and is associated with joy and happiness.
Don’t you love the pinkish hues at sunrise? This beautiful flower has different shades of pink. This colour although sometimes can seem ‘girly’ and frivolous actually represents romance, love and friendship. It also represents feminine qualities.
When I think of green I think of nature. Green represents growth, freshness, fertility, safety and harmony.
This colour is the colour of nobles and royalty. it Is usually associated with royalty, power and luxury. However, it is also associated with wisdom, dignity and creativity.
I love orange as it is bright and cheerful. Being a combination of red and yellow this colour represents enthusiasm, determination, success and encouragement.
Don’t you just love looking at a clear perfect blue sky? I love the white daisy against the startling blue sky in this image. The colour blue is associated with truth, wisdom, loyalty, faith and intelligence. It has a calming affect which is beneficial to the mind and body.
Rainbows give a feeling of hope. What is at the end of your rainbow?
Do you have a favourite colour?