Colors have only begun to make an appearance in my life recently. For a really long time I was this black and white person. I always saw things only in black and white and that was the philosophy of my life too. It was nothing to do with my state of mind though, but people seemed to think so. And I let them make their own assumptions of me. Most of my clothes were either black, white or a combination of both. My blog also was the one with a black background. It's not like I hated colors or anything. I just did not feel the need to have colors around me. Actually, I never even thought about it.
It all changed about three years back. I slowly started bringing in colors to some elements here and there. If I have to wear a color on me, I first try it in the form of a nail polish. I take my own sweet time to get used to the color and then pick up a piece of clothing. I know I am weird, but this always works for me. Of course not all nail enamels make it to being a top or a pant. Neon colors were reserved for nails alone. I love the bright pop of colors, albeit in smaller doses. I wear almost all colors now, but one color that I haven't made my peace with yet is Orange.
I don't know what it is about this color that disturbs me so much. It gives me a headache to be precise. No, not only the bright saffron ones. Anything with a hint of orange is enough to tick me up the wrong nerve. I spent a bomb on an orange nail paint, just to get used to the color. It turned out to be so bright that people at work started making fun of me. As I saw my finger tips type on the laptop, I wanted to peel my nails away. Needless to say, this nail color never saw the light of day again.
Apparently, the color orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions. But it seems to work the other way for me. I don't mind the fruit as much, but the color any where else hurts my eye. Being a ferocious fire sign, most people find it hard to believe that I do not like orange. Such a soothing color they say. The color lime soothes me and the color yellow makes me happy. Orange takes away the effect of both.
While reading about this color I came across this:
"A person who has an aversion to orange may have suppressed sexual feelings or other difficulties with sensual enjoyment of life. The attitude can also be over-sensual, indulgent, or too materialistic."
Hahahaha. So anti me. I am not saying anything more.
Purple comes a close second in terms of a disturbing color. Again, I have no clue why. Am I the only one or do any of you too have problems with colors?
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