Happy International Colour Day!
OK, so full disclaimer here, 21st March isn’t officially recognised as International Colour Day. The AIC (International Colour Association) have had quite a long ongoing process with UNESCO to have this day officially recognised, but while we’re waiting, there’s no harm in celebrating it, right?
Why March 21st?
I think you’ll agree with the AIC’s choice of day. If you in the northern hemisphere at least, because March 21st is the “spring equinox”.
What this means is equi = equal and nox = night, so around the equinox, night and day are approximately equal in length.
This symbolically represents the complementary nature of light and darkness, light and shadow as expressed in all human cultures and in nature.
It’s when we move from the darkness into the light.
Colour is always connected with light – they are inseparable. Without light there would be no colour so International Colour day also celebrates light.
Mother nature comes to life
And it’s a celebration of spring. The season when nature awakes from her winter slumber and and bursts back into full glorious colour!
It’s the time of year for new life, new beginnings, hope and optimism – to move forward into the light of positive human consciousness and positive change.
FREE Book Give Away
To celebrate International Colour Day, I’m giving away a signed copy of my best selling book – The Little Book of Colour, How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life. This is for the everyday colour lover to fall back in love with colour again and ways you can use colour to transform your everyday life.
To enter join me over on Instagram where I share all the details.
Want to get stuck straight into chapter one?
If you’d like to get your colour fix straight away, all you need to do is go to the link in my bio and by signing up you’ll receive the first chapter of my book ‘The Little Book of Colour’ for free.
Free e-book: The 10 Myths that Limit You Using Colour Effectivity. This is for designer professionals or anyone who uses colour in their business.
Wishing you a Happy International Colour Day!
Originally published March 21st 2021 | Updated March 21st 2022