Throughout my travels around the world, I have always been drawn to and inspired by colour. From the vibrant colours of spices and food through Asia to the incredible vibrant coloured fabrics in Sri Lanka and Peru. And of course the depth of colour in Europe, from the colours, shades, and textures of the architecture to the depth of colour found in art.
Since I am currently designing additions to my cushion range I thought it would be a good time to re-cap on colour and meaning. Whilst these meanings do not influence the colours I choose for each design, I thought it may be interesting. Considering, these meanings tend to change from culture to culture. Below are some consistent descriptions that I have found.
Red: Excitement, energy, passion, love, desire, speed, strength, power, heat, aggression, danger, fire, blood, war, violence, all things intense and passionate, sincerity, happiness (Only in Japan)
Pink: Symbolizes love and romance, caring, tenderness, acceptance, and calm.
Beige and ivory: Symbolize unification. Ivory symbolizes quiet and pleasantness. Beige symbolizes calm and simplicity.