What is your favourite colour?
After spending so much time around colours, choosing colour palettes for my next projects, looking at colourful art, crafts, food photography and fashion to name but a few. I can’t answer this question anymore. Can you? Do you feel the more time you spend playing with colours, the more colours you like? But what about the colours you don’t like?
What is your least favourite colour?
Did you ever have to do a project for a client, a custom order, or a gift for a friend with the colours they love, and you hate? Working with colours you don’t like can have a pretty negative impact on the entire project and your creativity. So I asked myself, how can I change this? How can I lift this restriction on my choices and figure out how to free myself from this negative approach to some colours? How can I work out a way to enjoy working with any colour?
This exercise will help you to do just this. It will give you creative freedom and teach you how to be more understanding and less judgmental towards people's choices of colours in clothing or home decor.
I'm not saying that you should accept and like everything; just try to have an open mind. After this exercise, you will probably go back to your favourite colours for your projects. But, if this exercise works well for you, then maybe next time when you have to work with less desirable colours, you will welcome the challenge with a smile and a little less designer's ego :) and approach the project with more enthusiasm.
Place your colour (in whatever form it’s in) against a white or neutral background, or if you have it as a colour pencil or paint you can draw or paint with it. Spend a few minutes looking at it and/or touching it, or even talking to it. I’m serious. Call me crazy, but it works! Just say something positive like ”you are an OK colour”, “I will try to create something nice with you”, “I know you want to play too” etc. The goal here is to see and accept this colour. Usually, you would automatically push it away or hide it, but today let’s try to see it as a “good” colour, an opportunity to learn and grow as a designer and artist.
I hope you had fun during this little exercise!
Have a great & creative day!
"Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching because whatever you see can inspire you."