Colors are the direct results of how objects reflect light. Wondrous as they are, our human eyes can only detect 0.0035 percent of the electromagnetic spectrum, which means there are millions of colors out there we cannot see. And, chances are, we might never see them.
Despite our limited scope, we experience colors in ways that define our lives and shape our world. Often, they make us notice all kinds of trivial things we wouldn’t see otherwise. The brown coffee ring tracing the back cover of our mother’s journal. Clouds catching the last red-orange rays of the setting sun before waning into the blue hour. The lushes of green protruding a deserted landscape. And the tiniest specks of yellow reflecting in a lover’s eyes before they fall asleep.
Whether they allow us to reminisce or fall in love, colors can teach us about our environment and ourselves. From fashion, to design, to art and even, to gastronomy, they are underpinning aspects of our cultures and have the ability to unlock feelings outside of our lexicon. On a day-to-day basis, they dictate our choices and desires. We might never understand their complexity, but by incorporating them into the things we create, we will always discover something new.