Color makes the world go round. Colors can delight and excite us; they can also be soothing and calming. Even common sayings reflect the power of colors.
May 10, 2010Family & Caregiving
Guest blogger: Rashelle Isip
Color makes the world go round. Colors can delight and excite us; they can also be soothing and calming. Even common sayings reflect the power of colors. Take, for example, the phrases "feeling blue," "red hot passion" or "green with envy."
What do colors have to do with order? Well, they have a certain order to themselves. Certain colors suggest certain moods and feelings. Colors play a key role in our food selection and nutrients. You'll probably be more interested in eating something colorful than something that is a dull color. Colors are also very precise. Just think of a color wheel and all the varying shades that can be made by mixing in a drop or more of white or black.
How can you harness the power of color to help create order and make you more happy, energized, healthy and focused? Here are a few color consolidation ideas:
Color Coordination. Consider grouping your clothes in your closet or dresser by their color families (whites, reds, blues, etc.). A quick, three-minute rearrangement of just three to five items in your closet or dresser will give your eyes a rest from jumping around from one color to another. This makes it easier to put together outfits. You might even find that this coordination makes it look like you have a brand new wardrobe!
Color Your Food Palate/Palette. We all know we should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables daily. Whenever eating or planning a meal, strive to make the plate as colorful as an artist's color palette. Add a variety of vegetables and fruits and see how much more appetizing the meal becomes.
Spruce Up Your Files. Manila files are the mainstay of file folders, but you don't have to give in to the monotony of beige. Consider using different color hanging files or the manila folders themselves for different tasks or projects. You'll know exactly what is on your desk, just by looking at the colors.
Rashelle Isip has been organizing everything and anything since she can remember. Rashelle has a true passion for organization and works to help others understand, embrace and achieve their organizing goals. For more on Rashelle, go to www.theorderexpert.com.