Colour Therapy

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I’m not sure if it’s summer’s approach here in New Zealand, but my love of all things colour is on the upswing and I can’t stop looking at images on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter that are bold with punchy blues, pinks, reds, yellows, and more. Does this happen to you guys, too? This drive led me to wonder what it is about colour that influences our emotions so.

Goethe_Schiller_Die_TemperamentenroseThe psychology of colour has long been studied with Goethe and Schiller in the late 18th century creating the “Rose of Temperaments”, a diagram that matches twelve colours to human occupations or their character traits, grouped in the four temperaments:

  • choleric (red/orange/yellow): tyrants, heroes, adventurers;
  • sanguine (yellow/green/cyan) hedonists, lovers, poets;
  • phlegmatic (cyan/blue/violet): public speakers, historians, teachers;
  • melancholic (violet/magenta/red): philosophers, pedants, rulers.

In recent times, colour has been heavily used to market brands and consumer choices. Of course gender, age, and culture are a heavy influence on the colour choices an individual makes. As do the climactic zones cultures live in. It is noticeable that the tropics tend to favour bold and bright primary colours whereas the temperate regions are often teasingly accused of wearing and using too much white, grey, and black.

Colours can brighten a dull and dreary day and bring a smile to our face when we glance at bright towels, cushions, an article of clothing, buildings. The ancient and beautiful doors of Northern Africa, Middle East and India, draw so many people in. These colours evoke the spicy senses of sight, smell, sound of the souks, markets, and ancient cities of these countries:

 

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Mellow colours influence me greatly, too. These summery popsicles in washed out greens and peach, cocktails in soft pinky rose, fresh-cut fruits in grapefruit, orange, and lime make me thirst for a gin and tonic on a perfect deck surrounded by home and interior design magazines:

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Then there are the neutrals. These provide a stable yet still energizing shot of colour which may be a backdrop to punchier hues or can stand in their own glory:

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Can’t wait for summer to be here so I can get out on my deck in my teak daybed with colourful throws and cushions and plenty of coffee or summery drinks and foods!

(*images not mine – source: Pinterest and Wikipedia)

Time for pretty, flirty, summery temporary flash tattoos!

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It’s been a long, cold winter and here at designeyecandy we’re glad to be finally heading into summer down here in New Zealand.  Have been neglecting my blog but shall be tending to it more regularly going forward!

As the warm sunny days stretch in front of us I’m thinking of these beautiful, sexy metallic flash tattoos I bought a year ago to begin selling as a side business but got too busy to attend to. This year feels like the right year however so they are about to go on sale!

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Flirty, feminine, and very pretty, these easy to apply and very long lasting jewellery-inspired tattoos come off whenever you want them to with baby oil (or any kind of oil), and are water and sun proof.  Perfect for days at music festivals, tropical getaways, beaching it, or just for times you want a little flirty and sweet bling to accompany you on your day to day. They are *HUGE* overseas – search #flashtats or #flashtattoos on Instagram, etc. Seen on The Bachelor and in Vogue, even Beyoncé has been snapped wearing them.

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I am using my Trademe account to sell these beauties until I get my e-commerce site up and running (you will find it here on designeyecandy.com), or you can just comment or email me via this site.  Wholesalers welcome. There are a few other listings so just scroll until you find the “Flirty fun boho temporary metallic tattoos” listings. Or contact me here via email.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=578195

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4 sheets to choose from. Buy in multiple quantities and save!  Cut out individual tattoos and share with your friends ~ it’s party time!

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** All photographs mine and protected under copyright 2015 designeyecandy