Since February has rolled in, you’ve probably started noticing how everything you see seems to come in shades of red and pink. Dependent on your culture, red and pink are probably colours that represent passion, love, or lust. This non-verbal communication is probably something you haven’t ever questioned, so, we ask you this: what makes these colours different from blue or green?
The answer is your mind, but of course, there are many theories as to why you choose to associate red with love. Red is the colour of blood and the body; essentially, you’re falling in love with someone’s mind and body, and the colours of the human body come in many shades. All of them equally as beautiful as the next. This is why it also the colour and passion and of power.
However, to many people, green is also seen as a colour of love. As soon as you step outside, you’re enveloped by green; from the grass to the trees. Many people choose to bring green into their homes, too, by introducing plants. These indoor plants help to remove pollutants from the air, and it’s been said that this aids in stress relief and also helps to maintain your health. It’s hard to argue that green isn’t a colour of love when it promotes harmony, relaxation, and well-being.
But, let’s not forget about blue. It can’t be argued that nature doesn’t provide the ultimate in stress relief, and why so many people are drawn to spending time outside. As Sylvia Plath said: “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery- air, mountains, trees, people. This is what it is to be happy.” Find your primary colour of love; use it, live it, embrace it.
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