January 25, 2012

Being a trichromat, and more!

(This pic has been used to conceptualize the representation of colours to "KILL MONOTONY", no offence is intended.)

For me, ‘seeing’ something colourful is like taking in a fresh breath of air…something rejuvenating….it’s like quenching my thirst after a jog…..it’s a stimulating feeling…
If you’re thinking, ‘What the hell is she talking about?’ LOL!  Allow me to explain! ;-)

First, look around you…”YEAH! LOOK AROUND!!!!”

You saw a myriad of colours around, right? I’m sure till now you weren’t consciously looking!  You’ll realize that in your room itself you’ll have so many colours, maybe what you weren’t doing till now was appreciating the existence of these colours! (These days people don’t appreciate the presence the loved ones in their lives, leave aside colours! LOL!!!)

Some colours are pleasing, some very bright, some hurt the eye, some are very sober and dull, some like this and some like that! Colours have always fascinated me, no wonder my favorite colour kept changing all the time since childhood, because I loved, umm, most of them!!! A colour in its own is wonderful, but a right combination of colours is mind-blowing! I say that, IT’S A VISUAL TREAT, and I tend to get those kinda treats very very very often! Because I’m very observant and I keep intently keep looking around, having an eye on my surroundings! ;-)

I have always wanted my colours to sing.
-Paul Delvaux 

Here's a list of colours, I found, lovely compilation!

I have always admired artists (being one myself); a pure play of imagination and a perfect blend of colours is what it takes to create a masterpiece. You need to visualize it to make it! It’s sheer brilliance, the creative minds impress me more than the intellectual ones, ALWAYS.
 It's like I'd rather be blind, if not have a vision!!! 

The intellectual ones, Integrate. The creative ones, Paint!
 -Divya Mohan

Throughout my childhood, I painted a lot, and I still do. I love the palette. It’s like the universe, comprising of all its elements. There’s a  place for every colour. And a place to mix them as well. Painting is a fulfilling task. When you’re in the world of colours, you totally forget about the other world, you’re actually in!

Thinking about colours, always makes me count my blessings, rather question them! Thank God I’m not colour-blind, rather "colour-deficient". A big thank you to the “Rods and Cones” in my retina for functioning properly! Because I cannot imagine a life without colours! People with normal vision don’t realize this, and the people with defective eyes, do not even know what it is like to ‘perceive’ ALL colours! :-O

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
-Winston Churchill

99% of all colorblind people are not really color blind but color deficient; the term colour- blindness is misleading. Many people think anyone labeled as "colorblind" only sees black and white - like watching a black and white movie or television. This is a big misconception and not true. It is extremely rare to be totally color blind (monochromasy - complete absence of any color sensation). There are many different types and degrees of colorblindness - more correctly called color vision deficiencies. 

Colours can influence your moods, feelings and emotions. Colours influence your actions and how you respond to people, situations and ideas. 

I love the sea's sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.

-John Dyer

This link gives you a compilation of the meanings of colours in different cultures! I found it really interesting!


There are some theories to this. 
Ask a scientist and you'll get a reply based on physics: “Black is not a color, white is a color.” Because he sees colour as light. Black is the absence of color (and is therefore not a color), black object absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum and reflects none of them to the eyes and white is the blending of all colors and is a color, white reflects all the colors of the visible light spectrum to the eyes

Ask an artist or a child with crayons and you'll get another answer: “Black is a color, white is not a color.”Because he sees colour as pigments/ molecular colouring agents. As a kid, I also used to say that white has no colour in it. LOL! Don't know what I was thinking then. :-P

Well, be it a colour or a pigment, not getting into too much of the science part of it, colours make life really exciting and interesting, I'm sure if everything were black and white life would look dull and mundane! Black and white as a combination together looks classy, NO DOUBT on that! ;-) Don't forget to see the flowers, birds, trees, buildings when you go out! 

I enjoy and relish every colour around me, coz I believe in enjoying and acknowledging the small things in life! ;-)

Have a colourful day!! ;-D

Note: A 'trichromat' is a person with normal colour vision!! ;-)

25th January, 2012


  1. SPECTACULAR !!! :D :D

  2. awesome!!ur love for colours actually saved me from filling 'the scrapbook' with blacks and grays!thank goodness!

  3. Not my kinda article (:P)..But still liked it ..specially the line comparing intellectual and creative people...:D

  4. wahh...dil dosti yari yari,satrangi duniya ye sari...:)mujhe to dil,dosti,love,affection sab me color hi color dikhta hai(i dnt hav color blindless..:P).D its great..!

  5. Well!!!nice cooourful images in post .

  6. Sachin :: THANKS!! :)

    Shwethika, Vishwas, Aloo :: Thanks..

    Abhishek :: Thanks a lot yaar!!! :))

  7. Colorful post! Being the creative person you are, a novel blog post has been made :)