” I think the names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it’s at its most powerful.“- A.S.Byatt.
Color is without a doubt, one of the most fascinating and complicated language that exists on Earth. One color can have so many relationships with another, two colors alone can feel different than the two put together or combined in patterns. It is also a true delight to see colors weaved into textiles, watching them blend, cross, contrast and interact in different patterns, shapes and sizes. Let me put it in a simple way. You can learn all the languages, but you can never discover all the different colors around you.
For instance, when you look at a white carpet, first of course you acknowledge the fact that it is white and fury and soft. However if you really look into the colors in it, it is a whole different story. Colors work with light, one cannot live without the other. So when light hits the carpet, (if we assume the light is in a warm color) the part that catches the light may glow a tint of tan or yellow, and the part that is in the shadow, if you look closely, the shadows can be found with a hint of blue or purple.
I love art, and I love colors, so I spend time exploring through it, finding out the associations and links between each color. I am definitely not an expert, but I am willing to look into it, and every time I do, I find something new. That’s what makes it really interesting.
We can find a thousand colors in one, and one in a thousand. The colors are there, always, the thing is if you know how to look for them. I hope after you read this you may really start seeing all the colors around you and if your world has become a bit more colorful.