Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Favorite Color of Sorts


BrownInVenice, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

What's your favorite color?

When asked that question, a lot of people say "blue." My favorite color is actually black-I love rich, deep, dark things. Because it's hard to paint over black paint, I stopped myself from painting my house black and instead opted to make everything brown.

I love the color brown. I'm a fan of exposed wood and I love how brown can take you from light golden colors to rich deep chocolates, covering everything in between. If you're ever unsure of what color to paint a room, I would always recommend painting it the color of chocolate milk. It's really a nice color and everything looks good on top of it. Brown is a very versatile color.

When people pick out colors, it's always interesting for me to watch. There really are no "right" and "wrong" colors, yet sometimes I see people fussing about which exact shade of something to get, claiming "this one doesn't go" or "that one is too yellow" (whatever that means.) Color is such an interesting thing because colors have different meanings in different cultures yet there is a biological basis for some of color theory-the color pink, for example, has a calming effect, yet nobody seems to know why.

I love shooting black and white, but there's something about color. I guess maybe it's because, if I could remember my dreams, I'd think that they would be in color. I would imagine myself dreaming some very colorful dreams, don't you think?

Color is fun and it's how we see the world. It's both personal and universal all at the same time. How could I not like something like that, right?

Until next time...

5 comments:

mythopolis said...

Color is great, except when it's the press....then I'd just as soon get black and white. It makes it easier to think about, and see the lie.

Carol said...

Oh, isn't that the truth! I'm so sick of news coming in either "red" or "blue." Would somebody please tell me what happened to plain old news? Are thee any news organizations giving us just that anymore?

mythopolis said...

Network news is strictly show-biz...but, I think people would rather hear/watch that, than know the fqcts.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

My favourite colour changes according to my mood. Right now I'm thinking bright red. But I also love nutural shades, and this photographt is beautiful with its brown and neutral shades, and the natural wood.

Carol said...

Thanks, Postcards!

I love the combination of red and brown-reminds me of the desert landscape.

I think that's part of my problem with colors-I love certain color combos but don't get excited about a single color (one way or the other.)