This week I have been repainting the reading room–so many things to talk about there early next week–when this video from our friends at Valspar landed in my inbox. It couldn’t have come at a better time.
Valspar is on a mission to bring color to those who don’t have it (and to remind those who do to appreciate it–done!) They recently launched “Color for All” and through a partnership with EnChroma, a manufacturer of color blindness correcting glasses, Valspar is gifting this special eyewear to a number of colorblind individuals while raising awareness about color’s impact on our lives. You have to see when these people put them on for the first time!
How moving and beautiful is that? It’s hard for me to wrap my head around nearly 300 million people living in a “dull world.” Color has been such a large part of my life as an artist and as a home maker. One of my favorite exercises as an artist is to start with the primary colors and black and white paint and mix and mix until I can match a given hue perfectly. To not be able to do that–it is making me appreciate the rich colors we have in our home in textiles and on our walls, too. Sometimes I can be so particular about getting a shade just right (again, reading room–Monday!) and this video has definitely allowed me to step back and realize how fortunate we are to be able to appreciate the color we have and to live in such a colorful world. Something I take for granted at times. (Give me all the paint colors!) The visual impact of color, both physically and emotionally, is truly incomparable.
Are you or someone you know colorblind (You can take a simple test right here)? How has it affected your life or home?
Ps. This is not a sponsored post, but I wanted to pass along the information because it is a subject I am so passionate about. If you are colorblind or colorblindness affects your life in some way, share your story with #ColorForAll or at ValsparColorForAll.com. Some of those submitting stories will receive EnChroma glasses, courtesy of Valspar. Additionally Valspar will be working with art museums across the country offering up the glasses to enable even more people to see color for the first time. To be a fly on the wall…
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