Our world is saturated in color. From pastel hues to neon brights, color is one of the most influential phenomena in our lives. I think that is something to be celebrated and I’m not alone. On March 21st all around the world color lovers are taking part in International Colour Day.

International Colour Day

Members of the International Colour Association, which is composed of national associations and members representing more than 30 countries, set March 21st as International Colour Day. The group agreed to the date because it “is the “equinox”. Around the equinox, the night and day are approximately equally long, symbolically relating to the complementary nature of light and darkness, light and shadow expressed in all human cultures.” (via Wikipedia)

The logo has equal halves one of rainbow colors and the other black representing the light and darkness, day and night relating to the equinox. The two circles are also symbolic of the form of an eye.

Celebrate International Colour Day In Your Own Way

Discover how color affects us by way of color psychology or the symbolism and meaning of colors.

Have some fun finding out how even our language is colored with meaning.

Enjoy seeing colorful places around the world or discover how many cities in the United States have color names.

Deepen your understanding of using color.

Or simply enjoy the hundreds of quotes about color we have collected.

How Do You Celebrate Color Today Or Any Day?

March 21st is International Colour Day but if you are like me you enjoy color every day. I work with color as a career but also love to paint, dye fabric, and find creative ways to surround myself with the hues I love.

Leave a comment telling us about how you enjoy using color.

Feature Image Credit: Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash

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Kate Smith
Kate Smith is an optimistic, expressive, artist, designer, writer and color fanatic. With her warm and witty style, Kate teaches you to clearly see, understand and be inspired by color. Then she guides you step-by-step to develop your own unique color sense-ability and achieve results you never dreamed possible.
  • I celebrate color by designing a new color palette for my weaving

  • Tania Stadler says:

    To celebrate I enjoy sharing a colourful image from my photos with a like-minded friend. More people need to know about International Colour Day!

    • Kate Smith says:

      Great idea, Tania. Color brings joy and we all can use more joy in our lives.

  • Sam Oyibo says:

    Great work
    Well done.

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