Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite. When used in the right ways, color can even save on energy consumption.
Colors in spaces play an important part in unleashing a sense of emotions within us Warm colors – such as red, yellow and orange – can spark emotions ranging from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger. Cool colors – such as green, blue and purple – often spark feelings of calmness as well as sadness.
Centuries of evolution has still not given us the discerning power to love beyond ethnicity or race. Or are there ways we could supersede these through personal conviction, knowledge and emotional grit? Find out through the stories, experiences and dilemmas of some brave individuals, deconstructing the colour myth to unearth what lies beneath.
Who really owns the planet?
Who really created these divisions in races?
Why are certain countries in a state of chaos while others build their “walls”?
I don’t understand politics anywhere, are human dynamics so hurtful?
Do we really understand each other across boundaries?
Is ethnicity and colour about comfort or power?
The colour of the skin, through its subtle and attached symbolism and beliefs, its presence or the lack of it, tell a story of human dynamics that is constructive and/or destructive, depending on the lens used. It has the visual power to influence, pronounce judgements, divide, confer privileges and even influence the right to love, hate, embrace, protect or kill merely based on colour—the colour of the skin.