Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes a kaleidoscope of new colors in nature! Before we know it vibrant green grass will be growing, beautiful flowers in reds, yellows and purples will be decorating the roadways, walkways and gardens as far as the eye can see. The sky will be a magnificent blue, offset by the whitest of cumulus clouds. There really is nothing better than the beautiful kaleidoscope of colors that is a spring day!
Spring is not only a rebirth of nature, but also the time we shed those dark heavy clothes for a more colorful, bright, lightweight wardrobe. Fashion pulls their color inspirations from nature! Here’s a look at the 2014 color trends from Pantone and the kaleidoscope of hues that tie back to Mother Nature!
- Placid Blue – Hyacinth, with their delicate petals and glorious fragrance, grow in this beautiful color.
- Violet Tulip – Is there a flower more reminiscent of the birth of spring and the Easter season than the tulip?
- Hemlock – Green grass, green leaves, green shrubbery, green petals, green steams! Green! Green! Green – as far as the eye can see!
- Sand – That one speaks for itself! There’s no better inspiration than wet sand between your toes on a warm, sunny day!
- Freesia – The sun is the center of this inspiration!
- Cayenne – A favorite flower of spring brides, the calla lily grows in a gorgeous shade of cayenne orange.
- Celosia Orange – The Tiger Lilly may have a powerful name, but her petals and beauty are delicate and refined!
- Radiant Orchid – Naturally, the color gets its name from the stunning orchid flower
- Dazzling Blue – The sky on a perfect day!
Explore nature and the kaleidoscope of colors that are the season of spring!
Colors – for your reference: http://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=spring&year=2014
Spring has finally sprung, and we’re so excited for the kaleidoscope of colors that’s about to bloom outside! From the beautiful flowers to the fresh green grass, there’s nothing better than a colorful spring day. In addition to spring, Easter is right around the corner. Just imagine all of the wonderful spring and Easter colors we’ll see over the next few weeks! Here are some of the ways you can enjoy all of the fantastic colors this wonderful season has to offer.
Poppy Red ” Just imagine lying in bed of lush red poppies, looking up at the sky through the lens of your kaleidoscope.
Sunrise Orange ” Early in the morning, head out onto your porch and watch the sunrise. Can you think of anything more relaxing than enjoying a warm cup of coffee while you watch the big sun rising in the west?
Bumble Bee Yellow ” Sure, they can be annoying, but if you think about it bumble bees are beautiful creatures. Without them, who would pollinate the beautiful daffodils?
Green Grass ” Nothing says summer quite like the smell of fresh cut grass!
Sky Blue ” Do you remember laying in the grass, as a child, and watching the clouds go by? It was so much fun to guess what the clouds were shaped like!
Pansy Purple ” Decorate your dining table with a centerpiece of blooming pansy’s, or plant them along the sidewalk. No matter where they are, these cheerful flowers will surely bring a smile to your face.
How will you enjoy the kaleidoscope of spring and Easter colors? Let us know with a comment.
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Each kaleidoscope is unique in its own way, depicting magical shapes and colors whenever you look through a looking glass. After awhile you may come to enjoy some colors more than others. Did you know that every color has a different meaning, and when we choose one color over another it can help us better understand ourselves?
Red, the warmest of all colors, is often chosen by males and people who are sociable and outgoing. The color red is connected with warmth, danger, anger, life, liveliness, passion and lust.
Brown provides people with feelings of wholesomeness and dependability.
Orange is a very powerful color. It often brings about cravings for food, and increased enthusiasm and imagination. Those people who are drawn to the color orange are usually thoughtful and genuine.
Yellow calls to mind feelings of clarity and awareness, as well as symbolizing wisdom and joy.
Green is the color of nature and balance. It symbolizes respect for oneself, and means learning, growth and harmony. This color is often a favorite of well balanced people.
Blue is the color of the sky and ocean. Often representing sleep, the color blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity, and spirituality. This calming color is usually favored by conservative people, and provides us with a feeling of distance.
Purple is often the color of choice for people who are seeking peace of mind. This vibrant color is the color of good judgment and has been used to represent magic, mystery, and royalty.
The next time you’re looking through the lens of a kaleidoscope make sure to look carefully at each color and decide which one is your favorite.
A kaleidoscope distorts images and colors, making ordinary objects look unique and colorful. Why not try using your kaleidoscope to view other things, such as nature or inanimate objects within your house? Have a little fun with your kaleidoscope and experience the true beauty of objects when looking at them in a whole new way.
” Snow – Looking through your kaleidoscope, try to find the distinctive crystal of a single snowflake. Even better, watch how a snowflake slowly loses its jagged crystal shape as it melts to a liquid state.
” Grass -Look at a simple patch of grass to see it turn into a unique combination of green, white and yellow colors.
” Sky – Look up into the sky, through your kaleidoscope, to see a unique cloudy image that almost looks like a flower. Just make sure you aren’t staring right into the sun!
” Water – Did you just spill your water on the counter? Before cleaning it up, view the spill through your kaleidoscope and watch how the shapes and colors move as the water spill travels across the surface.
” Pets – Point your kaleidoscope directly at your furry friends and see them in abstract. See the beautiful black and white colors of your Dalmatian, or watch as the fancy orange and black colors merge together on your striped tabby cat.
” Leaves – Since the leaves are already starting to fall, now would be the perfect time to look at a leaf pile through a kaleidoscope. You will experience a magical effect, as it will look like the leaves are changing colors right before your eyes.
What other objects would you like to view though the magical lens of a kaleidoscope?
We live in an amazing, colorful world. Everyday we’re surrounded by so many different, yet beautiful colors. When you think about it that’s kind of what it’s like to look through a kaleidoscope. As soon as you peer into the lens you’re taken over by the beauty of the colors within. We hope you’ll be inspired by these beautiful quotes about colors!
“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” Pedro Calderon de la Barca
“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.” John Ruskin
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe
“Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real.” Amy Grant
“Colors are the smiles of nature.” Leigh Hunt
“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” – Pablo Picasso
Next time you’re feeling down and out, remember we live in a world that is filled with a kaleidoscope of colors. What are some of your favorite quotes about colors?