Friday, January 21, 2011

Flower Power {Color}

{Photo courtesy of Adam LeSage}

In today's Flower Power lesson we are going to focus on Color.

Color is probably the most influential aspects of design.  Sure line and composition have a  lot to do with it but color is the best at communicating emotion, in my humble opinion.  My husband and I have a very dark bedroom, deep eggplant and chocolate brown, it's perfect for sleeping, not so great for waking up! I only wish I could change it to yellow and orange for morning! ;)
When it comes to planning a wedding, or any event for that matter, color is key.  Think of the emotion you want to portray, zen (green and purple), fun (orange and red), serene (sage and blue), fresh (yellow and white), elegant (plum and rum). 
Are you drawn to high contrast (black/white/red) or monochromatic (ivory/rum/pink).

Blue~ trustworthy, dependable and comitted, perceived as constant.

Green~ fertility and life, rest, wellness.

Yellow~ optimism, enlightenment and happiness.

Orange~ fun, flamboyant, warmth and energy.

Red~ passion, commands attention.

Pink~ youthful, fun, happiness and light hearted.

White~ purity, cleanliness, innocence and simplicity.

Purple~ mystical, royal, favored by eccentrics and creative types.

What's your favorite color and why?

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