Look around you.
Open your eyes. What do you see? You see color. Color is arrayed in an infinity of forms, shapes, intricacies, blocks, intensities and shimmers before you. It’s communicating with us. We are blessed to live in this Color World.
Color is a language of qualities. It’s a language of feeling. It’s a language of frequencies. Color says things directly, where words can only speak about them.
Black gets a bad rap from some angles. And it’s glorified from other angles. Black is sinister, scary, evil, dark, occult…black is power, Black Ops, Black Panthers, Batman. Black is sexy. Black is sorrowful. Black is the fertile void. Black is matter.
Red is powerful vital energy, red says “Here I am, it was black before and now I’m here!” That’s powerful. That’s assertion. That’s get-up-and-go. That’s life. Sometimes that’s anger, sometimes that’s passion.
Orange is that tangy flavor of orange. Orange is joy, show-offiness, creativity, sassyness, exuberance, art for art’s sake. The orange of autumn is the grace of falling, twirling, laughing.
Yellow sunshine. Yellow is visible light. When you want to paint sunlight, you always add a little yellow to your white. Yellow is present. Yellow IS. Yellow is something to do with wisdom, but also Being. Just being. Shining.
Green is the leaves and the grass. What do they do? They Grow. They breathe. Green is growth, nourishment, fertility, healing, spring and summer. Green is lime, so delicious. Green is aloe vera, cooling, soothing, green is evergreen, astringent, bracing, medicinal. Green is the world of plants and the emerald city of Oz. Green is the breath of life, the spirit that heals and helps.
Blue is peace, calm, serenity, cool, sky, water reflecting sky… Blue is the Mother, the “peace that passeth all understanding.” Light blue is heaven, deep blue is deeper heaven.
Violet is the transition color from visible to invisible. It always represents “high” things, like royalty, spiritual awareness, connection, and healing. The Violet Flame. Purple Haze.
White is purity, emptiness, clarity, light.