Using color to motivate, brighten your life

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: Renovating

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Color can be transformative. It has the power to evoke emotion, alter your mood and stimulate one-of-a kind creativity. To help you find the colors that inspire and transform you, fashion designer Tracy Reese, known for her colorful style and clothing, offers these ideas about how you can use color to enhance your look, your home and your office.

• Find your inspiration. There are plenty of opportunities to find color inspiration at home or in the office, including furniture, textiles, accessories, as well as your co-workers’ or family members’ clothing, fashion and color choices. Reese emphasized that everyone has something to offer, so use the ideas and personalities around you to get your own creative juices flowing.

• Color your mood. Your mood has a color and Reese recommends embracing it. If you’re feeling bold, reflect that in the colors you wear with bursts of red, yellow or bright green and save those muted greys, blacks and navy blues for when you feel low-key. The color options available in the Post-it World of Color collections are a great way to showcase your mood and spruce up your work workspace. The collection features Post-it Notes in nine different color collections, whether you’re feeling Marrakesh red or Cape Town pink.

• Compare and contrast. Want to make the brightest colors in your life even more amazing? Reese recommends contrasting them with neutral hues. “I love contrasting bright and neutral tones,” she said. “The neutrals really make the bright tones pop and take center stage.”

• Use conventional color in unconventional ways. Reese turned professional stereotypes on their heads when she painted her office flamingo pink. The company’s lobby also has a hot pink couch, which she said keeps the workplace atmosphere “bright and lively.” You can use color to the same effect in your office, home or even your wardrobe. Reese said using bright colors can keep everyone optimistic and upbeat, even on those long afternoons when you’d rather throw in the towel and call it a day.

“I think working with colors fuels the mind and spirit,” said Reese. “Color can convey mood and emotion, time and place. Color connects you to memories and propels you forward. There is so much rich color around, it’s important to stop, take notice and use it to inspire.”

How will color inspire you? To find out and to learn more about the Post-it World of Color collections visit post-it.com/color.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.