The Rainbow Connection

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It is amazing to see how color can enhance your day. Several ancient religions used to employ chromotherapy, or the healing effects of color. More recently, scientists have developed color mood theory and color psychology. The hues can affect our disposition, appetite, self-esteem, and spirituality. For example, blue represents peace, tranquility, stability and confidence. Black fills one with feelings of sophistication, mystery and depth. Green is soothing, youthful, and associated with fertility. But, in general, the human eye is (supposedly) most attracted to red.

But let’s get real, why choose only ONE color when you can have ALL the colors?

Image by Furbish Studio, found HERE.

Images by Roche Bobois Interior Design, HERE.

Image via The Selby, HERE.

Also in honor of Roy G. Biv’s mood influences, there is a new and exciting project going on worldwide called the “Let’s Colour Project”. Imagine the planet as a giant coloring book. Before we color in the pages with magic markers, crayons, or colored pencils, they are empty and grey…rather drab. Well, the Let’s Colour Project sees the world as a coloring book yet to be filled in! They say, “Grey is out. Gloom is gone. It’s time to live our lives in colour.”

Images courtesy of the Let’s Colour Project, HERE

The project, started in March 2010 in cooperation with Dulux house paints, and is working together with local communities, across the globe, and rolling up its sleeves to paint streets, hotels, houses, schools, villas, and squares. More than simply gentrification and renovation, the “Let’s Colour Project” aims to encourage local participation and collaboration. It wants denizens of a town to design and style their own communities! So far London, UK; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Jodhpur, India; and Marseille, Lyon, France; Sapron, Hungary; Casablanca, Morocco, and Paris, France have been colored in!  If you’re far and away from the aforementioned locales, do not fret, anyone can get involved! It doesn’t matter if it’s your bedroom wall or your local school. Everyone can be part of it. Read more about the “Let’s Colour Project“. So far 229,875 liters of paint have been donated to the cause!

Images courtesy of the Let’s Colour ProjectHERE
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About Keren

My name is Keren. I was once a pigeon in Paris, pecking at street cheese, and dreaming of anthropomorphism.

7 responses »

  1. Reblogged this on LE ARTISTE BOOTS and commented:
    Color color color

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  2. Love, love LOVE this post, Keren (who doesn’t like colour?)

    Off to learn more about the ‘Let’s Colour Project’…

    Cheers from Sydney 🙂

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    • Thank you for stopping by from across the world! I hope you can find a way to get involved with the project somehow, isn’t it awesome?

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  3. I love the brick painting from The Selby posted above.

    Bright colors make me happy.

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  4. Oh my God it’s so utterly awesome!Ready to re-blog it!I acknowledge your efforts, please continue with them!Thanks!

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