Color can influence the way we feel and how we respond to our surrounding things, people and idea. Many people believe that color play a role in our state of well-being, evoke a certain mood and create message from our hidden aspiration. Sometimes when you are feeling bad, you may think about take a trip to somewhere. Where would you like to go? If you don't have any good ideas come up on your mind, try to pick a color, it can associate with some sceneries and some inspiration with a zest for life.
1. Passion Red For Adventure
Sceneries: Ayers Rock, red wooden Finnish house, lava flow on the Big Island in Hawaii
Red elicits the “hot” passion for life, intricate with assertion, excitement and sometimes link with romance. It also represents the sign of danger or threat (like fire engine or "stop" sign). How about if someone is strongly desire to zest for something but this will mean risk, danger and threat at the same time? Is there anything on earth can guarantee for sure? I believe “one way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure” as mentioned by William Feather. Adventure is fun, exciting, dangerous and risky. Midway along the journey, you may feel fear but adventurers are willing to follow their own intuition, emotion and gut to pursuit for what they strongly desire. Fear is no longer their enemy to hold them back. They'll not let their fear to stop them but choose to dance with fear instead. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” — T.S Eliot
2. What Do You Think Green Nature Can Do For You?
Sceneries: Bibury cottages, Giethoorn in Netherlands, Amazon jungle, mountain towns in Switzerland
The color green symbolizes hope, peace, security and with calming effect. Green is also associated with lack of
experience or non-artificial. Have you ever feel exhausted in the bustle city life? Air out your house by adding some flowers and plants is a simple way to make you feel better. Make a trip to somewhere surround with green nature is amazing. It is so nice to smell the natural fragrance from trees and flowers which can awaken your subconscious sense and remind of good things around us. In hundreds years before, doctors already used good smelling spices to distract the injured from the pain. What do you think nature can do for you? It has great healing power, replenish your energy and provide inspiring materials for creativity. The beauty of nature is tended to inspire your wheel of thinking for finding more creative ways to solve your problem.
3. Yellow Sunshine Brighten Up Your Day To Become Wonderful
Sceneries: daffodils, sunrise and sunset, summer yellow flowers
Color of yellow symbolizes sunshine, light, hope, happiness and wisdom. It makes you feel all is ok with the world. At the same time, yellow is associated with decay, old, sickness and dull (like yellow tree leaves, old books and papers). What does it all mean? You decide. How we see the world is more important than how the world is. Age is associated with "yellow" side of sickness and dull? Age is needed to worry and to be feared? Or older people are as happy as younger people? They feel the wisdom of their years, they always has a story to tell, has little to worry about jobs and responsibilities. It's not surprising to find 70+ years old couples travel around the world and hear them to tell you:" Oh yes! I am old, but so what? I am so happy in my times right now". Yellow sunshine is great, it signifies optimistic viewpoint and see all the benefits and think positively of what's happening. It helps you to keep going when everything looks difficult and gloomy.
4. Don't Turn "White" Thinking To Become Cold Feeling
Sceneries: Sontorini islands, Antequera city in Spain, South Pole, snow
Color of white gives a feeling of purity, clean, safety, perfection and innocence. Cycladic houses in Santorin are overwhelmed with white color which is so beautiful to become one of the hottest destinations for honeymoon. In eastern culture, white is symbolized with death, mourning and unhappiness. White is also associated with cold feeling in related to snow, ice and winter. It doesn't matter to live in cold environment but it does matter if the relationship with your loved ones is cold. Some people are too aggressive dealing with others for discussing every issue. This kind of person is wearing white hat of thinking (refer to six thinking hats written from Edward de Bono) relies on facts and information to make the analysis or justify his points so that he thinks he is always right. It would be great to always be right, wouldn't it? Even if you are right, is it more important to win over the debate of the issue than the relationship with your loved ones?
5. Openness to Blue Ocean and Sky
Sceneries: Smurf village and hotel, Hawaiian surfing, Great Barrier Reef
What color is your mood right now? Get away from blue (melancholy) for sure. The smurf and the smurf village are in blue color and they've nothing to do with gloomy faces. The color of blue is associated with sea and sky, embrace with feeling of openness, compassionate and caring. I especially enjoy the terrific feeling of openness from sea and sky. Openness reflects the appreciation for curiosity, adventure, unusual ideas, imagination and preference for variety of initiatives over a strict routine. The opposite of openness is reticence. Some people tend to shut themselves off from everything to what they knew and what they were comfortable with earlier in their life. Many of us don't take on new things because we think we don't have the skills. The good news is almost everything can be taught and learnable. Are you ready to learn and make a leap into the unknown?
6. Brown Earth Remind Our Ethnic Heritage
Sceneries: Cesky Krumlov, Giza pyramids, earth and wood
The color of brown elicits the earth and the wood. The brown earth color may trigger your sense of nostalgia. Sometimes we feel lost in this big and complex world. We feel comfort in knowing our ethnic heritage. It gives you a history, a sense of place, uniqueness about who you are, where you came from and how you fit into the world. Everyone are not the same even though "we live in a time of mass-produced everything" (such as watch the same films, dress the same fashions, use the same electronic devices). Through the travel experience, you will feel amazing to explore the cultural differences, remind us to respect other cultures, inspire us to think about and celebrate our ethnicity.
A mom, feminine optimistic style, love to travel. Addict to coffee