‘The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.’
– John Ruskin
Happy Women’s Day to all the wonderful women out there! Have you ever realised that when it comes to describing a woman, one can’t help but think of the innumerous shades of colours she brings to life! Just like colours, a woman has the ability to cheer the world around, change and transform people and their moods. Both colour and women charm you in mysterious ways. Drawing parallels between the two, both are beautiful and nurturing. In fact, if we look at the letters that come together to form the word ‘WOMAN’, each alphabet stands for a colour that resonates the qualities of a woman.
‘W’ stands for the colour white and just like the colour, women possess the qualities of goodness, innocence and purity. It is considered to be the colour of perfection. White also means safety, purity, and cleanliness. Apart from this, they both are reflective; awaken openness, growth and creativity.
‘O’ stands for orange. Rightly known for bringing in Lady Luck, orange exudes power. It is a healing colour that also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the warmth of the sun. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes the exploration of novelty. All the characteristics you would find in a woman.
‘M’ stands for magenta. It connotes universal harmony and is a spiritual yet practical colour, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook to life. It helps creates balance in every aspect of life. A combination of red and violet, magenta contains the passion, power and energy of red, reserved by the reflection and quiet energy of violet. Magenta influences our whole personal and spiritual development and strengthens our intuition and psychic ability to experience greater levels of awareness and knowledge. Much similar to the role our mothers and other women supporters play in enhancing our lives.
‘A’ stands for aqua. It helps create an emotional balance and stability. A combination of blue and a small amount of yellow, it fits in the colour scale between green and blue. It radiates the peace, calm and tranquillity of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow. This is a colour that recharges our spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness, lightening feelings of isolation. It’s a similar feeling of serenity with a touch of freshness that women bring to the world.
‘N’ stands for navy blue. It represents both the sky and the ocean, and is associated with freedom, intuition and imagination. The colour also represents meanings of trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom and intelligence. In great freedom struggles, women have always played a poignant part, as they are free souls who believe everyone has the right to be free.
So, this Woman’s Week, appreciate the many hues a woman brings to your life, as a daughter, wife, grandmother, mother, friend and sister. Here’s wishing you a happy Woman’s Week!