Friday, September 27, 2013

Scenes from (a Colorful) Life


This week's color is purple! I think purple can be a somewhat polarizing color; people tend to love it or hate it. I don't really understand how someone can say they hate a color though. There's such a wide range of hues that fall within each color. Purple, for example, can change dramatically depending on it's tone and whether it leans more toward blue or red. Think about how different plum is from magenta, or from lavender, grape, periwinkle, or wine. There are so many possibilities within a given color family; I don't see how you could rule them all out.

I could write for days on color; it's endlessly fascinating to me. I never once got bored during all those color theory classes in school!

All of this "talk" about color has made me remember something I read about a while ago: sunglasses that can help colorblind people see color. The author of that particular article writes about trying a pair and being able to see a rainbow for the first time and being struck by wonder. He knew rainbows existed, of course, but he'd only ever seen a vague yellow arc across the sky before. How amazing is that?

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures! I would never say that purple is my favorite color, but when I see it, I do love it. I am naturally more drawn to the shades of green and blue but purple is just so pretty. I love the pop of color with the cab and the wig- very unexpected!

    I have a lot of requests for purple in my shop, but purple fabric is very hard to find (that isn't butt ugly, especially). I'm working on it, but I think there is exactly one purple item in my shop right now.

    That is really neat about the glasses. I bet that guy was really awed to see the rainbow!

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  2. Whenever people ask me my favorite color, I always say purple. It's not something I wear a lot, or use in decor very often, but I think it's so beautiful and interesting. Maybe because it's not found in large quantities very often, and that makes it a little more special to me.

    Funny that Kristen mentioned getting a lot of requests for purple in her shop. Out of ALL the bridesmaid jewelry orders I did, I never ever got a request for purple. Ever. Isn't that strange?

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  3. I like purple! Not one of my first picks but I still think it's pretty. :) It goes well with so many other colors.

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  4. I love that purple car (you don't see a lot of pink cars over here) and the purple wall with the deer print on it. I wish I was brave enough to paint a wall in my living room a bright colour like that.

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  5. I love purple!! Very beautiful collection

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  6. I love purple too and the photos are fantastic!

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  7. It's funny. Before reading this I think I had been too hasty to say I hate purple (!) Now you've made me rethink that a bit. I love lavender and soft purple tones I will recant my earlier opinions and now say that maybe I only dislike "royal purple". Love those first two shots..so pretty!

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  8. Who knew there was so much purple in the world!

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  9. Great post...great colors! Love the purple wig :)

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