Considered by many to be one of the most important Christian holidays, Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. For others it is simply a celebration of spring, fertility and of renewal. It does not fall on a strict date each year, instead it is the first Sunday after the full moon, after the March equinox. Wow, that’s a mouthful, I just trust that advertisements on the TV and in the stores will let me know when Easter is getting close. While I’m not religious I do enjoy Easter. To me it is a symbol of spring, the bright pastel colors, and of course the chocolate that is associated with the commercialized version of Easter. I enjoy the dying of eggs with my children, and watching them chase after the plastic ones in happy races. But mainly, for me, it’s the colors.
Color is such a powerful tool because it can affect our moods. The pastel colors commonly associated with Easter tend to have a calming effect on most people. They are the “peaceful” colors for myself. Color psychology is a fascinating subject, but subjective to culture, and age among other things, so I won’t go into a lot details.
Pink is associated with romance and fertility. It is a symbol of new beginnings, the flowers and trees are starting to once again bloom with the arrival of Easter.
Blue is considered a calm and cool color. It sends a message of peace and tranquility throughout the new year.
Yellow is the color of the sun, and represents happiness and energy. It is a promise of a bright year.
Green, similar to pink, is of new beginning. When the trees start to bud and the grass slowly changes, everyone knows spring is at our doorstep.
Purple is the color of creativity and mystical. It can represent creativity in the new season.
Next week we take a quick visit to Chicago, Illinois.