Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring Colors Delight and Entice


Tucson is bursting with bright yellow flowers that remind me of sun, fun, and the sweetness and joy of springtime. See these bush daises? They're in full bloom and that makes me so happy!



For more vibrant yellows, see the Palo Verde Tree that I spotted in my neighborhood. Aren't the gorgeous blossoms spectacular? 


This type of tree looks entirely different without blossoms. See what I mean by following the link below to my other blog, (obloggernewbie.blogspot.com). It's a picture taken only a few weeks ago.


I adore colorful spring bouquets, especially those that include daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths. 




Close your eyes, and envision the delightful sunshine yellow, dusty pink, and delicate rose of springtime blooms and imagine the aroma of sweet flower scents floating into the air. 

When I think of spring, I think of my childhood family garden. In spring, the purple and lavender hydrangeas would beckon to me with their eye-catching colors. What’s your favorite springtime flower and why do you think you appreciate it so much? Do you associate memories and colors to spring?



Spring has always been one of my favorite seasons. By Easter time, women have replaced dark winter hued clothes with spring tones of pale green, soft pink, baby blue, lavender, peach, and creamy yellow. Many men have gotten with the "spring" color program too. They find these shades joyful, soothing, and nurturing as well. 

I like to wear pastel colors interspersed with deeper shades throughout the year, because of their soothing effect on me. What special color or colors do you like to don in the spring? Do you have a new spring dress, shirt, pair of shoes, or hat? Please comment below.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute advises "the Spring 2016 Color Selection was influenced by the world of art, new global doors opening, and the desire to disconnect from technology and unwind." Want to see a color chart that features buttercup, rose quartz, peach echo, serenity, snorkel blue, limpet shell, lilac gray, fiesta, iced coffee, and green flash? Click here Pantone Spring Fashion Trend Colors 2016.

This spring take advantage of milder temps to participate in springtime activities with your family, friends, or by yourself. Go on a picnic, plant a home garden, and enjoy fresh spring colors. These activities are free, fun, and relaxing. In fact, think of warmer weather as an invitation to drink that morning cup of Joe outdoors. 




Think about your favorite springtime color.
Recall a spring color memory that you cherish. Envision it now.
Which spring flower is a fav?
What spring color refreshes you and why do you think that’s so?


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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March, Relax with Aquamarine and Aqua

Aquamarine and aqua are the calming colors I'll explore during March. Green-blue colors promote a smooth flow of communication and are easy on the eyes. These shades reflect the colors in water and sky, and is a color family that creates a sense of expansiveness and tranquility.


Aquamarine and Aqua are Calming Colors


Please Note: Aquamarine is the name given to the gemstone and aqua is most often used to describe clothing, decor, or a paint color. Paint colors can vary, depending on which paint company you consult. See the photo above and get back to me about how many shades of blue-green you see in the water. I just love the first shade closest to the sea foam.

Put aqua in your life, if your thoughts are jumbled. Its color energy helps clarify perceptions as well as clear out confusion in thoughts and speech. Wear an aqua cap or shirt and breeze through your work. Paint a wall with an aqua hue and notice if you feel more serene.

Don an aqua scarf or tie to help center your body and spirit. Use it when you feel you're in a rut, or find yourself judging the actions of others. Reflect on aqua to help restore your equilibrium and balance. 

To reduce stress, visualize yourself being bathed by the warm, healing waters one finds in the Bahamas or Caribbean. Sailors have used aqua and aquamarine as a good luck charms. Old mariners' tales confirm these colors assure safe travel on water.

Water is the Feng Shui element associated with blues like aqua. Items including a water fountain, aqua vase, or an aqua blue accent pillow can be placed in a room to express the water element. See whether you notice whether you and the activities conducted in that room flow more freely. In Feng Shui, aqua is the color of the throat chakra, and symbol of fluid communication. Here are tips about the water element from Feng Shui Expert, Rodika Tchi Tips-How-To-Use-Color-for-Good-Feng-Shui.

Aquamarine is the modern birthstone of March, and in geological terms, is one of the members of the beryl group of minerals. Gemstones made of aquamarine can range from the palest see-through blue to a darker shade of light blue. Aquamarines are prized for their clarity and transparency. When made into jewelry, they are treasured as decorative necklaces, bracelets, and rings. See more about this lovely gem at Gemselect.com.

Include a touch more aquamarine and aqua into your life during March. Notice the results. Take a moment to reflect on the following questions:


  1. How does aquamarine and aqua make you feel?
  2. What pops into your head when you see these shades of blue-green? 
  3. What memories, people, or things do you associate with this March color? 

I sure would like to hear about it (respond below this post in the space provided), and appreciate the support. 

Before you go, I’d like to suggest a fabulous way to learn more about colors. It's also a helpful way to make shopping for gifts simple. Purchase Colors of Joy: A Woman’s Guide for Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss, an amazing guided journal for yourself or loved ones. Color elements in Colors of Joy work with the journal owner to raise self-awareness, enhance well-being, and increase joy. What better reasons could there be to pick up a copy? Order Colors of Joy from my Website Now!

Colors of Joy is an Interactive Self-Care Journal that Refreshes Your Spirit

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