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?