Let’s Colour Project/Part 2

Let’s Colour Project/Part 2

 Lets Colour Project/Part 2As the Let’s Colour Project continues its journey around the world with its initiative to transform grey spaces with vibrant colour, it’s finishing up in it’s first four communities located in Brazil, France, UK, and now India.  In part one of my flagging this fun, fascinating and colorful project, I highlighted a film clip by  Adam Berg, an award wining music video and advertising director, of a charming young girl in Brazil and a Grandmother as they witness and partake in transforming their grey neighborhood.

While I LOVE all of the short documentary films (I really can’t wait to see the documentary in it’s entirety) I wanted to share the film clip from India in this post.     It’s from the fourth chapter of the Let’s Colour documentary and recaps their time there. This film delves into the deep relationship the people of India have with colour. The way they embrace it in every facet of their lives is inspiring, especially considering the neutral natural surroundings of Jodhpur.

I personally have a fascination with India.  I’m a meditator and can’t WAIT to travel there and explore both the spiritual side and this thriving and re-emerging culture and country!  It speaks to my heart, my soul and my love of the exotic…which I think is the essence of India anyway.  I was particularly struck by this quote from the narrator of this film clip:

With colour life is full of joys…without the colour it looks so of the sorrow…there is no joyfulness, there is no throbbing vibration, there is no symbol of life…”

I think he perfectly captures my inner most feelings about color.  I believe there definitely is a vibration to color and that we as humans feel better with color in our lives!  To view the other documentaries you can see them on the Let’s Colour blog site.

What is your feeling about color?  Could you live without it?

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  1. Kate 4 years ago

    Having always lived in apartments and rental homes, wall color has been sadly lacking in my home environment. I love color and long for the days when I can paint my walls whatever hue I want, but those days are still a way off given my current world travels. Thanks for sharing the Let’s Colour Project — love it!

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    Irene Turner 4 years ago

    Perhaps on your travels Kate you will run into one of these painted neighborhoods from the let’s Colour project! You’ll have to report back with personal pics! Would love to actually see them in person

  3. ChrisLWagner 4 years ago

    Irene, what a fabulous color they painted that building! I live with all boys, so I don’t think it would fly in my home. I hope India is all that you hope it will be – just be prepared for the poverty.

  4. Lee 4 years ago

    I have to commend the Indian culture for being bold when it comes to color palettes which some people may consider tacky. A world without color is like a album without photos. Color is as natural as the sun illuminating the Earth around us for us to see.

    I think color adds to stimulate and accentuate our senses, from food to nature to, yes, even our dwellings we call home. And I definitely have different colored rooms in my home (some call it the “happy house”)! Maybe it feels so happy because of all the color.

  5. Jennifer Duchene 4 years ago

    Dear Irene,
    You make me think about the importance of color. As a way to change life, energy, rooms & spaces. I always tell my clients that the easiest way to change and improve a space is with color. Even a couple of cushions can bring a ray of energy in. I am astonished how moving furniture can change the color on the walls even without paint. My live is lived through & by color and it would be a drab world indeed without it.
    Love the Lets Colour Project! Thanks for bringing be in to your bit of beauty.

    Jen
    The Home Makeover Mixtress blending cool & cozy style

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