You see the mix of color swatches? I was going to use this photo again, down below where I could make it bigger, but I think you’ll get the idea.
What I’m writing about here is that sometimes something catches our eye. In my case, just walking past this particular front garden left me thinking about blue flowers and the color blue.
But, then, looking at it more closely, blue wasn’t the only star (even though it was the main attraction etched into my memory after walking by.)
What Colors do you See?
Below is the photo I took thinking “good simple use of the color blue.”
But would the blue have been as rich and vibrant if it stood alone? I took a look at the photo later and started staring at the rich deep burgundy color of the brickwork.
With the color swatches, I pulled out the main colors that are represented in the photo, the best that I could. The different shades of green, the purpley-blues. What had drawn me in, I realized, was much more than blue, it was the all of these colors existing together and enlivening and enhancing the garden scene.
When I first looked, (walking by pretty quickly) I had ‘BLUE‘ on my mind.
But as I looked again, I realized that though the shiny blue pots, planted with deep cobalt blue flowers (Lobelia) had drawn me in; it was the blending and combination of the other colors, and the pop against the red bricks, and the calming effects of the green, and the white flowers and the other shades of blue… basically everything together, drew me in!
Hmmm…This simple exercise got me to re-frame and refocus.
What about you? Have you had this experience before? What do you see when you look at this photo?
ALSO, If you like color in the garden, (Go ORANGE) see this post!
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