Posted on | November 9, 2013 | Comments Off
Brown as a color as a bad reputation. I think most people think it is dull and boring. In my opinion brown is a very special color. It adds richness to all the other colors around it. It gives a sense of wholesomeness and earthiness. In today’s world brown symbolizes the local, sustainable movement. And who can argue with brown meaning dependibility? Just think about UPS, Big Brown. We depend on the UPS guy to get our packages to their destination on time and in tact.
In the Feng Shui tradition, brown is the element of wood. It has a rich, deeply nourishing energy. It should be used in kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms, but not in a child’s room. In winter, the landscape becomes shades of brown. Think tree bark, dry grass, piles of fallen leaves, deer and bears.
Brown is a color that stimulates our appetites. Think brown eggs. Think spices. The flavors of chocolate, coffee, and chai. Think brown sugar, maple syrup and molassas. We crave these warm flavors as the weather starts to cool down in fall and winter.
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