What one word means someone who loves colour?
One word would be me!
Believe me I’ve done some research on this and can’t seem find a single word to describe someone who loves colour, in a way that I do, that satisfies me.
There’s the word Chromatophilia – sometimes used for love of colour generally (alongside, e.g., melanophilia, xanthophilia, leukophilia as love of black, yellow, white, respectively), but doesn’t emphasize bright colours in particular. Augophilia, by contrast, is the love of bright lights, glare, or sunlight. (Internet search)
My choices would be the descriptive words vibrant – bright and striking or vidid – intensely deep or bright.
Colours: Harvest Gold or Citrine
This week’s Sunday Stills is all about colour in the form of harvest gold or citrine – a form of yellow.
Citrine ranges from a light pastel yellow to a dark reddish orange. The best quality of citrine has a saturated golden hue with fiery orange flashes inside. A saturated yellow to reddish orange colour free of brownish tints is prized in citrine. (Internet search – I take my research very seriously!)
Did you know I wrote a Sunday Stills post last year about being a Xanthophile – a lover of yellow? I also once wrote a post decrying the colour beige!
What’s your favourite colour? Are you a xanthophile too? Today it’s all about yellow. #SundayStills
Kinsugi – golden journey
These trees in the forest were decorated in an art display earlier in the year and I wrote a bit about them here – The Wisdom of Trees. I love that they brought a new word into my vocabulary, Kinsugi, and a new concept to help recover from the Black Summer bushfires of December 2019/January 2020.
The gold circles around some of the trees really appealed to me. Creator Robyn Veneer Sweeney explained it as ‘containment lines’ – a ‘reference to ‘kinsugi’ meaning Golden Journey, a Japanese tradition where something broken is repaired with gold, often making it more precious than when whole.
After the fires, we do what we can to repair what has been broken and see a new beauty in what we achieve.’
Some golden hues in my town of Tumbarumba
I must admit I didn’t have to look too far for images in this colour range! I’ve only shared a small selection believe me!
I’d love to know what your favourite image is from my selection!
Terri is is back hosting #SundayStills and her post, All that is Gold, can be found here. And I’m also joining Denyse for #lifethisweek where the theme is Unusual.
Next week Sunday Stills is Signs of Autumn (or Spring) – as I’m in the Southern Hemisphere, it will be all about spring for me.
Thanks for stopping by and take care!
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