Colors have a language all their own! So many feelings and moods can come into existence or change with colors, with seasons as well. The feeling of seeing white snow for the first time during wintertime. The leaves changing color in the fall, oranges, yellows, golds and reds. Flowers blooming in the spring, green leaves on the trees bringing life back into the world. So many colors we are surrounded by!!!
There are also color combinations that can remind us of certain times of the year, like the red and green combo CHRISTMAS, pastels EASTER, orange brown and gold THANKSGIVING or HALLOWEEN... Seeing these colors can also bring on certain moods. Nothing like seeing blue skies and the yellow of the sunshine from a long winter, that can bring a smile to your face and a skip in your step. Bring a little sunshine out and driving down to the beach can be crazy, people are out and about in masses, bikers, walkers, runners, lunchers, strollers, anything to be outdoors! Gray skies make you want to hibernate, stay inside, binge watching TV, or an excuse to. Snow days where you just don't want to even bother doing anything. White is bright, black is dark, green is nature, blue is calm, pink is feminine, navy blue is masculine, so many distinctions with each one.
Surround yourself with your favorite colors, whether it is decorating your room, a curtain color, the color of your car, clothing that you wear. Whatever you choose to make you happy, make it a part of your world, something to see everyday. "Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world". Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions, so true for everyone whether they are aware of it or not. The best quote for me is, "Color is a power which directly influences the soul". Colors can run deep, colors can take shape within you, speaking to your soul and the whole of who you are. The world of colors is usually one of the first thing we try to teach children, and many times the thing that can fascinate them as well.
Colors don't always need to be bright or make a big statement, neutrals can be calming and subtle, pleasing to the eye or mood. Neutrals don't really stand out but your know they are there, blending into our world like nature. Sometimes all you need is a little splash of color. Paying attention to other food posts, I notice sometimes, that the more colorful the photo the more attention it gets, my eye likes naturals and neutrals. Wood grains, neutral or calming plating, rustic in presentation, natural elements around. But boy, what a splash of color can do!! Go for some color in your diet, bright organic fruits in all colors, organic veggies, greens, reds, yellows, oranges...your body needs color and variety. Visit a local farmers market to buy your food, talking about color, some of the best, freshest and local which is always better.
As we move through the seasons and the colors they bring, we can also create our own. When winter seems to last too long, surround yourself with flowers to bring the spring inside. Buy some bouquets to set in vases around the house, green plants can bring life and energy to you, inside or out, any time of year. Setting tables with color, flowers and greenery, using colorful napkins or neutrals, candles with the golden glow of the flame flickering around the house when evening starts to roll in, something pleasant to look at. What a gift color is, especially to those of us that can see them and experience them, but most important appreciate them. Color your world with what makes you happy, everything looks better in color.
Easy Yummy Tuna Salad
2-3 cans of tuna packed in water
1/2 cup chopped red, yellow or orange bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 chopped purple onion
1-2 tbsp avocado oil mayonnaise
2 tbsp dijon mustard
salad greens of choice, maybe a spring mix.
Juice of 1 lemon
*salt and pepper to taste
*1 tsp garlic powder
*1 tsp onion powder
* you can always adjust the seasonings to your taste
Place all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl, stir well to combine.
Tastes and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Place greens of choice in a serving bowl, add the tuna to the salad, squeeze another half lemon over the top.
Mix the salad and crumble some seedy crackers on top for a crunch and extra flavor. (I like to use flackers or Ella's flats seedy crackers)