Just sitting here thinking about color... When I wrote the Wednesday 15 Minutes play COLOR CHALLENGE post about GRAPE, (click to visit post) my mind wandered about all tone and value of Purple. I mentioned that I painted my loft a lavender tone, and as different people walk in they say, Oh you painted! they say the color is:
Some can't name a color for it.
I often find that when my husband and I and my daughter are sitting talking about color or a painting, we all describe a color with different words... We all perceive color in our own way.
This last quilt I made, Bouquet of Roses in Sunlight, my post was about the fact I had not used RED, in the quilt. I can tell you, I had emails from at least 10 people who insist there is RED in this quilt...
So, What is red?
Which reads red to you? Top or bottom?
The top bar certainly has red in it, one needs red to make pink, but to me it's clearly a HOT pink, and not an obvious red. In my definition of PINK in my quilt, I have not used the bright CHERRY/TOMATO RED, that I normally do. I tend to stay away from the PINK side of red...(my own color baggage, that I attach with PINK is to sugary sweet...which makes me feel nauseated. SO my challenge for myself was to stick to the PINK side of red, and avoid the Yellow red, to rid myself of that feeling...) Change my thinking about it, and then welcome another color to my palette for quilt making. Good to keep my eyes open to all possibilities!
The bottom bar as blue red, orange red, pink red, etc etc... and definitely reads red, to me.
There is no right or wrong answer, I just thought it was VERY interesting how colors are perceived...I rather feel like it could be a language thing... It's said, that if you are not taught the words for your feelings, you have a hard time figuring out what your emotions are...So, would that be the same, not having a language for different colors? Could be.. I'm sure science has a lot of do with it too... IF we can have more X and more Y chromosomes, then the next person, we may also have more or less color range(cones) too, right?
Now I have a headache...
Or from the fact Boo is home sick on the last full day of school, and now I may have it too?