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What Colour IS Your Game Board?

September 19, 2013

Colour can be very revealing.

To an artist, colour or hue, is everything.   There are families of colours, intensities, primary, secondary and tertiary colours.  There are warm colours and cool ones.   There is a basic palette of colours and the more serious palette of the ever changing group of colours that can be mixed to create a seemingly infinite range of magic.  I have come to realize over the years that the painter’s use of colour is very ‘fluid’.  It is very much dependent on the overall mood of the artist and the direction of that artist’s vision at the time.   I am thinking that the colour of your game board might be just as fluid, that the colour it was at 16 is not necessarily the colour that it is today.

Colour is also very important in science, nature and in the healing arts.  We have wavelengths represented by specific colours, colours of camouflage and colours of the energy chakras of the body.  We use colour to represent our auras, moods, fast cars and musical notes.  There are practitioners that use colour to heal the wounds of a child and hospitals that paint walls the colour of relaxation and healing.  The way any given person sees colour is unique to themselves…..the orange I see is not likely the one that you are seeing, nor the green, blue or purple.  One thing for sure though is that we all recognize colour and gravitate to different colours at different times in our lives.  Frederick Varley of the Group of Seven artists believed that blue,  green, gold and violet are the spiritual colours…..the magical colours that can be found within any object his eyes lay upon and which he used so effectively to bring his paintings to life.  What would you classify as the ‘spiritual colours’?

When choosing your game board colour also consider the colour intensity.  How strong and bright is the colour and what kind of statement does it make in your mind.  Keep your mind open to whatever formulates within it, even if it is a colour that you don’t necessarily appreciate or like.

“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”  Albert Einstein.  Do keep this in mind when choosing your colour.

Oh, by the way, my colour of the moment is green.  A soft, natural green.  I am liking it 🙂

Next up, identifying the ‘lay out’ of your board….pitfalls and wild cards included!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 19, 2013 9:23 pm

    Deep royal purple – always and forever.

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