I love color! When I did a post about my writing space last year, I shared a glimpse of the wonderful yellow on the walls around me as I write every day. Not only is there lots of color inside my home, I also have a yard full of color. My flower beds are a riot of yellows, oranges, pinks, and purples in the summer. It’s almost like living in a Monet.
At this drab time of year, bringing color into your home to nourish yourself visually can help you beat the mid-winter blues. One easy way to bring color in is with a flowering plant (about $12 to $20 at Home Depot or Lowes) or bouquets of flowers (around $5 to $10).
Even though Christmas is over with its rich palette of reds and greens, you can take a cue from Mardi Gras and use accent colors of purple, green, and gold in your sofa pillows, tablecloth, or napkins. The red of Valentine’s Day is another bright color to use in mid-winter decorating. Don’t limit yourself to mid-tone reds. Play with bright pinks or deep magenta.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve included more color in my wardrobe. I used to wear white, black, navy blue, and grey along with muted colors. No more. As I type this post, I have on a florescent green fleece jacket that I love to wear. Even though I still wear browns and blacks on the bottom, I always have color on top, especially the brighter colors. I’m working on more colorful shoes. I have my eye on a pair of pink clogs. I’m not sure if I’m ready for them yet.
How do you like to bring color into your life to nourish your visual senses?
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