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Ever Become Obsessed, With A Certain Color!

I really really… I mean realllllllyyy like the color Purple

Credits: My Phone (Ordered this commissioned painting)

Do you feel a particular connection to color? I’ve always been quite fascinated with it, ever since I remember.

My favorite color kept changing as a child, but that was more to do with following other’s favorite colors. My father loved yellow, so yellow became my favorite color until I realize mum loved blue. So I turned to blue as my new color.

However, for the longest time, I was drawn to the color purple. It was always a predominant feature in my mind, so much so that I found myself looking out for things in that color.

From the phase when I preferred a purple notebook over a blue one or wanted a purple-colored ice-cream over the chocolate flavored one, my love for this color turned from fascination to obsession.

It started with small things. I began feeling anxious in a room that didn’t have anything in purple. I put a streak of purple on my school dress which was in brown and white. It was not harmful, mostly my family looked at me bemusingly trying to fit in purple in the smallest attribute of my life.

Now, my wardrobe and accessory collection have been infested with the color purple. And this was purely unintentional.

Credits: My phone

My house is purple-house. From the curtains to the paintings, everything I own as a piece of decor has an element of purple attached to it. I got a purple streak in my hair. I can’t help it, I am just so obsessed!

I just find solace when I am surrounded by the purple color. Possibly because my warmest memories from childhood had a purple-tinge to it. I have always been inherently drawn towards it.

Psychology says that there are meanings and implications attached to each color. Claude Monet, the French painter, used to say that the world of color was his daily obsession, his joy — and also his torment. I wouldn’t know about that, I just think having your own color is deeply comforting.

So what’s the bottom line? Experts have found that while color can have an influence on how we feel and act, these effects are subject to personal, cultural, and situational factors. I find myself kinda lucky that I found my own color.


I think I am a crazy purple lady!

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