Saturday, April 28, 2007

Rang De Basanti

This is not a post on the Movie rang de basanti ..nor is it about Aamir Khan.Read on..

My mother tells me sometimes, "Vasu, you have all the colors of the wind in you ,child", not meaning I am colorful in attire, but expression of emotions. A frown in an instant and a bright smile fashing at the world, in the very next instant, then that smile would fade , the face would cloud over with a sad thought that passes my mind on and off.

Whilst i was pondering over this thought , it also occured to me, that my mood sometimes also was reflected by the color i wore that day. On doing some research, i found that i was indeed right in my thought and here is what i found:

Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as
Dracula, often wear black.

Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.

The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.
The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.

The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.

Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.

Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.

The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic.

Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.

Well, that was colors for you!!

Have a colorful day today and everyday!!


gowri said...
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gowri said...

obviously su.. u r a moody cancerian and ur moods get easily affected, :D just kidding, nice post on colours, keep up the good work.

Kartikay said...

Some colourless things yet so colourful that they carry every colour of life.

1. Water
2. Mother Nature
3. Mother's Love
4. A New Born Baby
5. A baby's first cry for a mother
6. Your first success
7. Your first love
8. Air
9. Flock of birds flying back home at dusk.
10. The end of life where the soul takes a new beginning.

I could have added more...but these were the first ten that came to my mind.

Your article was very good.

Vasumathi said...

@ thanks gowdeeee....glad u liked it!! Keep visiting...

@Kartik : nice ones..each one can be a new topic to write about actually :)

Your words keep me going!!

Varun Sadana said...

well, u just touched upon the universal colours.. where are all those colours where men are colourblind.. beige... peach... california red(??).. and the tons of the likes ;-)

Vasumathi Sridharan said...

Hey Carun! Firstly thanks for the comment..Well i did not want to go too deep in the matter coz its a subject by itself in Colour just read up on the main the u sid..i'd be surprised if many men can point out a peach or a beige!!

Bricktop said...

Is it riot of colors.. As you might have colored all the emotions, it also depends on the person who paints it...good post..

reena said...

Vasu ur blog is just amazing. Keep adding more stuff.
I just loved this one.