I know we write about a lot of things, but have I told you lately what my favorite color is? Maybe we haven’t gotten to this one in our notes and calls, but in the past couple years I find myself head over heels drawn to the color INDIGO: a deep midnight blue, combining deep blue and violet. I have never worn blues, or furnished my homes in blues (although I want to now) but in the world of fabric and jewelry and nature, indigo is where I want to be. This isn’t completely out of the blue, of course. Growing up, my favorite color was purple. I loved purple everything. Not many other girls liked purple so I found myself alone in the what-is-your-favorite-color conversation. Purple was not a big trend in chidren’s clothing either, but I did seem to score a purple velveteen bathing suit that I loved dearly:
As I got older, I moved away from purple — mostly because I was tired of defending it as a color choice–, living at least twenty years without a favorite color. I would throw out “celadon green” when pressed in the 1990’s but I really did not connect with one shade — until now. So in researching its meaning, I understand that indigo is a color of intuition and perception, relying on structure and balance. So far this makes sense to me. It is connected to the deeply spiritual — and a person who loves indigo is said to be hungry for the meaning of life. I can see this aspect, as well. I like all the reasons why I like indigo. I’m desperate for a handbag (perhaps just as much as the meaning of life) in indigo, just got a J. Crew cardigan in indigo and, as luck would have it, we have our Morgan dress for Fall 2013 featured in indigo blue. Who knew?
So watch me turn my wardrobe and home towards indigo and really open up my third eye.