winter is slowly waning and spring is officially here .. so have you ever considered how the seasons have their very own personalities, much like people? have you ever met someone who is nearly always smiling, upbeat and animated? they have an infectious laugh, are funny and they have lots of friends. they are bright and bubbly and usually have lots to talk about. can you guess which season this might represent. the season that is all about new, sprouting and spilling forth with brightness and flowers budding everywhere. yes, spring.
this is just a glimpse into the incredibly interesting subject of color psychology .. each season has definite characteristics, shapes, color tones and movements. it is an objective way of viewing colors, styles and traits and it can greatly clarify what you are drawn to and why.
to continue, let’s look at winter. it is dramatic, still, deep, minimal, quiet, bold, exquisite, sparkling, cool and reflective. are you drawn to any of these characteristics? how about summer? refined, dreamy, orderly, calm, elegant, gentle, soft and flowing. do those words resonate with you at all? what about autumn? cozy, warm, robust, historic, welcoming, learned, textured and forthright. can you see visuals in your mind when reading the lists? which words do you feel ring true for you the most?
creating a room that represents your style is easier when you can align it with the feeling you want the room to evoke. different feelings fall into different seasons. this is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ (winter) and i am looking forward to sharing much more about this fascinating subject in future posts.