Like most brides of Assam, I wore white on my wedding day.
The white silk weaves reflected the brilliance of the gold jewellery, the red vermilion and the radiance on my face. A colour that stands for both Life and Life after, in many cultures.
The doctor’s Coat. The Robes of a priest. The Milk in the jug. The mountain of Snow. A sprinkle of Salt. Picket fences that make a house a home. That string of Pearls. Marble busts. The pair of Doves.
White symbolises the basics of Life. The underlying hue that allows us to build and create. Symbolises purity and innocence.
There was a time when all our walls had a wash of white.
The white made the rooms light and airy, created the feel of space. While the whitewash was a functional necessity, it was more than just that.
Every embroidered wall hanging, sepia pictures of grandparents, calendars with bold dates were highlighted in all their glory.
The walls were a canvas of our homes, a gallery of creativity and expression in domesticity, while adding a sense of comfort.
Simplicity is often defined by white.
With simplicity however, comes elegance.
Trending the fashion ramps globally last year as the colour of the season, white stood out for timeless chic, combating the expected riot of colours and patterns and inspiring top designers to fire up their imagination.
It takes a bold spirit to truly embrace white.
The confident artist who revels in the colour rather than confine it.
The homemaker who coats her walls as an expression of her free spirit and confidence.
The people who wear the shade with ease and style.
The writer who elevates the power of copy with white that reveals more than the words.
Technology that embraces it as a key design element.
Truly, white is a colour of choice today.
Of new beginnings and possibilities.
That encourage us to fly.
Image Courtesy: Eric Prunier