The topic du jour is… If you had to pick one color, and one color only, for an aspect of your writing, which one would it be and why?
Now, considering that I focus on color in my story, this is a curious one for me to think about.
There have been a lot of correlations to colors and emotions in the past: hence the fact that mood rings exist. There have been many associations with color throughout the years past, and no two cultures are the same in their interpretation. Where the Chinese interpret red as a lucky color, it is a color of passion in the Pagan culture, and a color for war with the ancient Greeks. In the modern world, it’s a ‘power’ color.
In my writing, color is used to differentiate. The aura color concept has been around with the Buddhist and Pagan people for many years, but the associations remained to be defined. You may see that the black aura concept has been done before; my take on it that it is as much possible to be born evil as it is to develop that inclination. Think of it as a corollary to the nature-vs.-nurture debate in psychology. I borrowed that concept from when I spent a good month studying that exact topic, and applied it to a sci-fi/fantasy perspective.
I can’t quite pick one, you see. But if I had a choice for how to reflect my writing overall, I’d pick a dark one: cobalt blue. It’s a strong jewel tone, but looks almost black at night, and shines sapphire in good lighting. It’s multifaceted, and is viewed differently by different people.
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