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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Colour Psychology

After reading Shai's blog entry today I was inspired to write about colour. Often each of us has a different and unique response to colour. We have firm likes and dislikes when it comes to the tones and hues we choose to colour our lives. I have nothing to prove my theory, but I feel many of us see the exact same colours in totally different ways to other people.

What is your favourite colour? What colours do you dislike? Spend some time writing about colour in your journal. Follow up on some of the links Shai shared in her blog entry. Do you feel a strong positive or negative reaction to certain colours. Investigate why this is in a journal entry. Try writing in the colour you feel a strong negative reaction to. Try writing in your favourite colour. Compare your reactions and responses. Make a collage instead of each of these if you prefer. Express what emotions these colours evoke from deep within.

I hope you enjoy this journal writing prompt. Please leave any comments in the section below.

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  1. Favorite colors? I don't have any. I love them all and am grateful to be able to see and appreciate them. I think I will journal about that ;-)

  2. Hi Eileen,
    Lol, it doesn't matter to me. I am beginning to learn to love all colours these days. I'm glad you got an idea to write in your journal about, anyway. Thanks for your comment. ;-)

  3. I love greens. and blues and purples.
    I dislike orange.
    I have come to appreciate certain shades of yellow.

    Sometimes I write in these colours. Sometimes I chose the paper to write on, in these colours (since I've been binding my own journals, these days).

    Sometimes it's easiest to stick with black on white! :)

    Happy Journaling,

  4. Hi Rift,
    You sound a lot like me as far as colours go, but I am being braver as far as colours go lately. Experimenting, etc. Thanks so much for your comment. ;-)