Why is it that everyone sees colors differently? It makes me wonder if they are seeing the same color that I am, you know? I was in my boss’s office today and we were going over some of my responsibilities in relation to a spreadsheet she had open. Some things we determined were stalled, so she colored them gray. Then, she asked me which ones I would like to keep if I had a choice. Those she was going to highlight a “happy”color, but she picked this moody sea green. As soon as she did it, she said, “Well that’s not very happy,” and changed it to a bright sky blue.
I’m sure some people would have looked at that color and thought it was perfectly happy. She mentioned that she thought pastel colors were happy colors, but she couldn’t find one on the computer in that moment. I honestly find most pastel colors boring. I prefer my colors bright and dark. I suppose that could have a lot to do with my coloring and the types of colors I can wear, but I think it also has to do with my perception.
I know white isn’t a color, but after a snow storm, there is usually a period of time when the clouds clear and the sky is a pristine blue with all the bright white snow sparkling in the sunlight. I find that color beautiful. Then there are days, especially where I live, where the inversion sets in and the sky could be a muted blue or a murky gray from one moment to the next. It’s depressing.
It’s crazy how colors can affect your mood, too. I’ve been enjoying the scenery the past few days because we had a pretty big snow storm, and in most places there is still some snow on trees and lawns. The mountains are also covered and it makes for some beautiful viewing. Just last week, though, I was thinking it was looking pretty dismal. The grass was an ugly brownish-green and the trees had that non-color that happens during winter. Those muted non-colors can happen during summer too. Some of my favorite colors during summer happen during and after a rain storm.
Geez, I’m a moody person.
The ironic thing, if you can call it that, is my absolute favorite color is purple. That’s a happy color, right?