I recently put a little color into my life, but apparently I need a whole lot more. When we moved to the small Montana town where we live, we bought a small old building, moved in and went to work since both my husband and I had deadlines. The walls were once white, I think. Then one day I just couldn’t take it anymore.
It is amazing what a little paint did for my mood. Little did I know though just how important those coats of paint were to my mental and physical well-being.
At the time I chose my colors, I didn’t know about Color Psychology. Fortunately, I went with my gut. When I chose “Sombrero” (which turned out to be an orangey terracotta) I didn’t know that orange was a “joyful” color that evokes fun, cheeriness and warm exuberance.
It also apparently relieves feelings of self-pity and lack of self-worth, something every writer I know could use especially on deadline. Orange also, according to chromotherapists, stimulates the mind to find interest in life and lifts the spirits. Hallelujah!