Word of the Week: COLOR

This week's word is COLOR. So interesting the meaning that colors can hold, the feelings one can feel when they are surrounded by a particular color. There is even a science to choosing color for the walls in a restaurant, ones that apparently make you feel more hungry; or in a spa, that bring a sense of calm. At The Larson Group we pay particular attention to the use of color... how it can bring everything together, or make a mess of things. There is a fine balance, but when you get it right, you know it.

Here are a few famous quotes about color...

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.”  Oscar Wilde

“Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.”  Paulo Coelho

“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.”  Pablo Picasso

   Michelle Larson   - In my work, my home, my wardrobe, even my garden... I have a tendency to stay away from a lot of color. If an ad we design has color, it will usually be monochromatic and elegant. This project was fun because it got me out of my color rut and had me embracing color, every color; mixed all together. It feels so full of energy and excitement!

Michelle Larson - In my work, my home, my wardrobe, even my garden... I have a tendency to stay away from a lot of color. If an ad we design has color, it will usually be monochromatic and elegant. This project was fun because it got me out of my color rut and had me embracing color, every color; mixed all together. It feels so full of energy and excitement!

   Julie Cimpko   - Growing up on the east coast, my relationship with color had always leaned towards neutrals/grays/blacks/muted tones…I’m sure influenced by my surroundings. Since I’ve lived on the west coast, I have found a renewed inspiration for color. I appreciate how fearless Californians are with color in their art, fashion, design, homes – they are not afraid of bright, warm, fiery, fresh. I love it.

Julie Cimpko - Growing up on the east coast, my relationship with color had always leaned towards neutrals/grays/blacks/muted tones…I’m sure influenced by my surroundings. Since I’ve lived on the west coast, I have found a renewed inspiration for color. I appreciate how fearless Californians are with color in their art, fashion, design, homes – they are not afraid of bright, warm, fiery, fresh. I love it.

   Chelsea Hipley   - I have always been drawn to color. It's so interesting how different colors evoke different emotions for different people. That is the fascinating thing about it. From neutrals to jewel tones to neons; there's always seems to be a color that speaks to someone. I haven't found a color that doesn't speak to me yet!

Chelsea Hipley - I have always been drawn to color. It's so interesting how different colors evoke different emotions for different people. That is the fascinating thing about it. From neutrals to jewel tones to neons; there's always seems to be a color that speaks to someone. I haven't found a color that doesn't speak to me yet!

   Susan Shepardson   - I love the color of turquoise. According to  Indian Arts and Culture  turquoise stands for water and for sky, for bountiful harvests, health and protection. Blue-green symbolizes creation and the hope for security and beauty.

Susan Shepardson - I love the color of turquoise. According to Indian Arts and Culture turquoise stands for water and for sky, for bountiful harvests, health and protection. Blue-green symbolizes creation and the hope for security and beauty.

   Madeline Lovejoy   - COLOR is perspective and expression; it can symbolize emotion, trigger memories, evoke sympathies. Painting was and is one if my favorite activities!  My re-creation of Kandinsky's Color Study Squares with Concentric Circles.

Madeline Lovejoy - COLOR is perspective and expression; it can symbolize emotion, trigger memories, evoke sympathies. Painting was and is one if my favorite activities!  My re-creation of Kandinsky's Color Study Squares with Concentric Circles.