Minnesotans Know How to Appreciate Color
No one knows for sure how long we’ve been associating colors with feeling; suffice it to say we’ve been turning green with envy, red with anger and battling the blues for centuries. In addition to helping explain our emotions, colors have the power to influence us. They tell us how to act (a green light means go), what to think (a red checkered tablecloth evokes hunger) and how to feel (red, orange and yellow energize, while greens, blues and purples calm and soothe).
One of the many factors that influence our preference for color is the season. Here in the Midwest, we turn to warm, vibrant colors to get us through cold, gray winter days and breathlessly await the peek of a purple crocus or yellow daffodil to signal spring.
So what do we do when Mother Nature refuses to cooperate (i.e. throws us a blizzard in April)? We bring color indoors.