Aha Moment Monday
Have you noticed how “beige” fast food can be?
Chicken strips, fries and a bun. Beige, right?
Beige represents “neutral”. According to Bourn Creative, “While it is a relaxing color, beige is often seen as a dull and boring color.”
But beige is also dependable, conservative and neutral.
Does beige describe any other aspects?
Can you have a beige position or a beige meeting? What about a beige attitude or a beige relationship?
Jennifer Bourn adds, “The attributes and meanings associated with beige change based on the colours it accompanies.”
So beige isn’t meant to be on its own?
Aha – A colourful plate is a healthy plate … and that doesn’t just apply to food.
We need beige in our lives but only as a base.
Just like fast food, it’s easy to fall into a beige lifestyle that’s routine and predictable but it’s colour that adds an element of risk and intuitive spark that brings vibrancy to our lives.
“Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.” ~ Fernand Leger
Add some colour to your wardrobe with red sneakers or a glitzy scarf.
Adopt diversity in your work place, your committees and even your friends.
Challenge yourself to read a book on a subject you know nothing about, add new elements to your fitness routine, inspire someone you’ve never spoken to before, rearrange your office so your view is different, or toss a dozen vegetables into your salad.
Isn’t it time we put beige in its place?
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