Fact: I don’t like the colour yellow or any derivative of its form. Fact: I bloody love this scarf.
As soon as I saw it I loved it even though I don’t own any clothing of a similar colour. The soft pink, maroon and cream blend seamlessly with my wardrobe, and it makes the colours I do own really shine.
But what’s really special is how it makes people feel when they see it. Most people have the same reaction I did, ‘Ooooh I love your scarf, it’s so soft and the colours are gorgeous.’
So I started to think, what is it about colour that causes an emotional reaction?
Colour is the place where our brain and the universe meet.
~ Paul Klee
In collaboration with philosopher Friedrich Schiller, he created a colour wheel by recognising the importance of non-spectral (extra-spectral) colours.
Meaning—colours we see, feel and perceive, rather than those on the optical spectrum, as discovered by Newton.
For Newton, only spectral colours count as fundamental. By contrast, Goethe’s more empirical approach led him to recognise the essential role of (non-spectral) magenta in a complete colour circle.
I believe that what Goethe was really seeking was not a physiological but a psychological theory of colours.
His work influenced artists like Turner and Kandinsky who used colour to express emotion in their very different, distinct ways.
And it’s this perception of colour—how it makes you feel, that I’m interested in.
What I’m wearing:
Boots: Acne ‘Jensen’ Boots from Shopbop.com