The title of my blog is Be Brave. Lose the Beige. While Be Brave. Lose the Beige is not just about color, (it’s really focused upon women’s empowerment) I am absolutely crazy about color. I believe color can even serve as a metaphor in our quest for self discovery. I was recently certified as a True Colors facilitator. True Colors is a personality assessment modeled after the Myers Briggs indicator.
So, I was delighted to see and hear a story on CBS Sunday morning last week about Fiesta Ware. Are you familiar with Fiesta Ware? It is a line of dinnerware in a rainbow of colors which flooded into homes during the Great Depression. In 1936, William Wells thought America’s spirits needed a boost. He went to his designers and said, “This is what’s going to be good for the Depression: People need to brighten up their table, people need something to be happy about.” And that is how Fiesta got started.
I can’t help but feel we are in a similar situation in 2012. So many families have been hurt by the economy. I’m not suggesting fiesta ware or color will solve all our problems, but just as William Wells suggested, maybe it can make us a little happier or even more optimistic. I know color has that effect on my life. I hope it can for yours as well.