We generally go through a range of emotions on a particular day. From “Oh no, it’s morning again!” to “Finally, I can sleep now.“, there are myriad emotions we go through. Talk about contentment, happiness, anger, disgust, exhaustion, a lot can happen in a single day. Just like a kaleidoscope that shows brilliant images with many colours, our lives too are a kaleidoscope of emotions.
Just think about it. Every emotion has been given a colour by the smart writers who came before us. “I see red” does not actually mean that my vision is suddenly showing me red colour all around. It just aptly expresses that I am very angry.
When we say “I am feeling blue” all we mean is that sadness has enveloped the mind. The colour blue is not only used to depict peace and tranquility but also sadness.
The same goes for white. She went white with shock and is the most commonly used association of white.
The literary association of colours and feelings is pretty old as the Seven Deadly Sins originally had colors associated with them.
- Envy is green (like the Green-Eyed Monster)
- Lust is blue
- Pride is purple
- Wrath is red
- Gluttony is pink/ orange
- Greed is gold
- Sloth is light blue
We also use these colours to express our emotions:
Red: Anger or passion
Blue: Sad or calm
White: Shock or fear
As Taylor Swift puts it in her song:
“Losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you’ve never met But loving him was red.“
This post is a part of #BlogchatterAtoZ 2023.