Magenta is everywhere I look in my garden this early spring, presenting itself in forms varying from the softest pinks to exuberantly dramatic hot pinks. This may seem an unlikely choice for the first color in a healing palette, but the essence of magenta has actually been the first thing to burst forth as the coronavirus epidemic hit us: in the crisis response, the values of loving-kindness, responsive compassion, humanity and imaginative resourcefulness embodied by magenta have been the shield used by our frontline responders, despite being bombarded by chaos from all sides.
Lighter magentas – rosy pinks – are nurturing, in the way that a parent cuddles and protects a baby. A feeling of safety that most of us yearn for right now in such anxiety-laden times, right?
New growth green, the predominant green of this time of the year, is included in this palette for its qualities of suppleness, flexibility, tolerance and openness. It is also a color that encourages curiosity, discovery, exploration – much needed as we adapt to our new circumstances and find new ways to connect with each other.
White wipes the slate clean. It is the color of hope. With its bright, clean purity, it opens us to all possibilities while brushing away debris.
This palette therefore brings together compassionate resourcefulness and nurturing with the flexibility and tolerance needed to deal with our current world while keeping hope alive.
Lots of examples of this palette in the next post!
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