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In my blog, "What Mother's Day is Good For", I challenge the limiting use of the color pink as the exclusive color of women and moms.
Color is a form of non-verbal communication.
The meaning of colors can vary depending culture and circumstances. I don’t, personally, believe that color has a universal meaning. What matters and seems to have influence is how colors make you feel. The way colors vibrate, touching your invisible sense of self, can make a difference in mood. That’s a unique experience to you and can be special to that moment, too.
You may be a woman, but is pink really your personality and style?
Celebrate your unique maternal style and character this Mother’s Day. Consider declaring your own, individual theme color. It’s YOUR day, after all! So, let your loved ones know that they can leave the pink balloons at the store. Tell them what color(s) vibrate and connect most with you. Let them honor you this Mother's Day... as YOU are (not as the mostly male marketing executives in ivory towers would define you to be.)
Here is some inspiration for you:
Red is often thought of as the color of energy, passion, action, ambition and determination. It is also the color of anger and sexual passion.
Orange is often considered the color of social communication and optimism. From a negative color meaning it is also a sign of pessimism and superficiality.
With the meaning of colors, in color psychology, yellow is often thought of as the color of the mind and the intellect. It is optimistic and cheerful.
Green is sometimes viewed as the color of balance and growth. It can mean both self-reliance as a positive and possessiveness as a negative, among many other meanings.
Blue is often thought of as the color of trust and peace. It can suggest loyalty and integrity as well as conservatism and frigidity.
Purple can be considered the color of the imagination. It can also be thought of as creative and individual.
The color psychology of pink is often said to represent unconditional love and nurturing. Pink can also be immature, silly and girlish.
In the meaning of colors, magenta is often suggested as the color of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life.
Pick one, pick several or pick all. This Mother’s Day celebrate your own way.
All the colors of the rainbow, if you will! For more information on the psychology of colors, then please check out www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com If you’ve enjoyed this blog, then please share it with a friend. We welcome your comments and questions, below and at www.manhattanminds.com.