Apr 24 2011


Published by at 10:23 pm under Lifestyle & Values

Greetings, Cool Peeps:

While many people color me picky, I think of being picky as being aware of the world around me. I not only pay attention to the actions and habits of fellow human beings, especially those in my orbit, but also think a lot about this crazy kaleidoscopic world we live in and how color is such a part of our lives.

Take a look at these beautiful fabrics. What do they say to you? (Yeah, I know, cloth doesn’t talk, but humor me while I’ll appreciate the beauty around me.)

These pink-red colors (fuschia, magenta, and friends) would make super-hot cocktail dresses and gowns, don’t you think? Trust me, as much as I love clothing, I do have a brain capable of producing thoughts having nothing to do with fashion. These stunning fabrics boast the colors of raspberry sherbet, sunsets, valentines, bubblegum, flowers, passion, blood, and little girls dressed as princesses.

Holy freakin’ cornball, Batman. Has Molly gone totally Julie Andrews on us? What next? Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens?

Listen, cool tweeps. Every rose I’ve ever received has ended up in a vase in my apartment. Therefore, if there are any raindrops on my roses, there’s a hole in the roof of my freakin’ apartment and I am not happy. Warm woolen mittens? I think not. Who can answer a phone or text with a big woolly mitt on her hands? Or take a credit card out of her wallet? Or drink a cup of coffee? There is a reason your car has a glove compartment and not a mitten compartment.

And while I’m ranting, let me just say that if the dog bites, the bee stings, or I’m freakin’ bummed out about my love life, I promise you, mittens will not cheer me up. That said, I really do like Julie Andrews.

I’m rambling. Time to refocus. Back to colors.

I love yellow. These rich colors remind me of the moon on romantic nights, sunshine lighting up the world around me, bananas, daffodils in spring, and butter. Fattening, one-hundred-calories-a-tablespoon, thigh-building butter.

Moving right along. Here are some more colors to ponder.

Ah, green and blue. What could be more beautiful than the colors of the grass and the color of sky? While blue can mean a sad state of mind, blue skies indicate happiness and good fortune. Green. Seriously, what a cool color. It’s synonymous with money, environmental health, healing, inexperience, and salad. And yes, it is the color of jealousy. The green-eyed monster will disinvite you to a party because you are thinner than she is or gossip about you because you have something that she wants and can’t have. Being envious is being human, but jealousy is ugly. When a woman’s head revolves 360 degrees like Regan, Linda Blair’s character in The Exorcist, and she spews forth split pea soup, I’m telling you, she needs to find a new color. Green should be a fetching color, not a retching one.

And then there is white. The color of snow, vanilla ice cream, summer fashion, Santa’s beard, virginity (*clears throat*), and, most importantly, the stupendously perfect wedding dress I will someday wear as I walk down the aisle with a stupendously perfect (for me) man.

Color is everywhere. It defines our world. There are gazillions of colors, each one more beautiful than the next. Everywhere we look.

So, as I think about the colors that make Mother Nature the most talented artist ever, why with so many colors and hues to choose from, do so many of us seem to have the same favorite?

Basic freakin’ black.

What are your favorite colors, peeps, and more importantly, how do they define your world?

See you next week,

Yours in pickiness,


14 responses so far

14 Responses to “THE COLORS OF OUR WORLD”

  1. Janeton 25 Apr 2011 at 12:47 am

    LOVE your dress Molly!

    My favorite color is coral. I used to have a coral color jansport backpack in school and my friends would always call it my salmon colored bag. Ever since then, “salmon” color has always been my favorite color. But to wear… haha my favorite color would have to be… Black. Love your dress Molly, are those Christian Louboutins you are wearing?! I see the red soles… So that brings me to my third favorite color.. red. And that’s because it’s the color of Chinese new year “red pockets” which are the envelopes married Chinese people use to put cash and goodies in and hand out to those who aren’t married (me) 🙂 I love RED pockets. RED soles Louboutin shoes. SALMON color backpacks. and cute little BLACK dresses.

    What’s yours?


  2. Mollyon 25 Apr 2011 at 12:41 pm


    Thanks, g/f. This is my fave little black dress. And yes, you have correctly identified the CL shoes. Your fashion acumen is smokin’ hot, g/f. I love salmon and coral colors, too. I’m also a big fan of some colors in the purple family, but it all depends. It’s amazing how you can just move over a shade or two from a FAB color and it is not so fab anymore.

    Thank you for sharing such interesting information about your culture with us. So, MARRIED Chinese people put cash and goodies in red pockets to unmarried people. Well, that is definitely one benefit of being single. ha ha! Love that!

    It’s always fantastic when you stop by!


  3. Lisaon 25 Apr 2011 at 2:05 am

    Beautifully said Janet.

    I have to say my favourite colours are blue and yellow. If I owned a dress ( I know you’re all saying WHAT?) it would be black, Kind of like yours Molly. Very sexy indeed. I love the colour of pearls too. They have a depth that I find amazing.

    This is a wonderful blog Molly. It makes me think about colours and how they definitely affect my life in a positive way.

    Hope you have a great week. Fab once again!

  4. Mollyon 25 Apr 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Hey Lisa:

    So glad you enjoyed this week’s blog. Colors really do affect our lives, but I don’t think we’re always aware of how much they do. Someone recently suggested I take one of those psychological tests — you know, analyzing your personality depending on what colors you choose, etc. Girlfriend, I spend enough freakin’ time analyzing myself. I passed on taking the test. My brain might go into serious overload with any more information. YIP, Molly

  5. Sheri Wilkinsonon 25 Apr 2011 at 7:53 am

    What a way to start off my rainy Monday…colors..ahh beautiful colors…right about now I would love to see the golden glow of the sun! But as I gaze out my rainy window I do see one of my favorite colors, green, beautiful grassy lush green…I could go on and on, but I think I will take another sip of my steamy creamy mocha colored coffee!

  6. Mollyon 25 Apr 2011 at 12:35 pm


    What a beautiful scene you paint. I love rich greens; just beautiful. And that steamy, creamy mocha-colored coffee is really sounding good. I’ll be right over. YIP, Molly

  7. Jen Knoxon 25 Apr 2011 at 11:29 am

    Basic freakin’ black rules. At least on you, Molly.

  8. Mollyon 25 Apr 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks, Jen. I love my LBD! YIP, Molly

  9. Leigh Annon 25 Apr 2011 at 12:47 pm

    My fave is a specific shade of blue that is somehow darker than sky blue, yet much lighter than royal blue. (Perhaps it even has a tinge of purple in it? I dunno.) Just very tranquil, very relaxing.

  10. Mollyon 25 Apr 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Hey Leigh Ann,

    I think I have an idea of what shade you’re talking about. And believe me, I am all for tranquility. I think it’s something we ALL need more of, don’t you? Thanks for stopping by again. Well, I’m off to find some tranquility; I’m always in short supply. YIP, Molly

  11. Sammy Suttonon 29 Apr 2011 at 12:31 pm


    I love your style. Thanks for including the photo of the fabulous tile. I’m just wild about artsy tiles!
    Keep it up, you’re getting more clever each week!

    Sammy Sutton

  12. Mollyon 29 Apr 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks so much, Sammy. Fab to see you again. Aren’t those tiles gorgeous? Hope to see you again soon. YIP, Molly

  13. Jess Alteron 02 Mar 2015 at 10:29 am

    I am delighted by this innovative blog, and the subject of colours is always a wonderful one. Writers use basic black glyphs on broad white fields to draw readers into their bright and beautiful kaleidoscopic worlds. Their names alone can bring colours to life in the mind’s eye.

    Some colours warm our senses; others cool them. Some, of course, inspire us to accent with flashes of inspiration–like basic black and white do.

    Kudos, Molly, on a great entry today, and please give my regards to Lisette. 🙂

  14. Mollyon 02 Mar 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Hi, Jess:

    What a colorful and insightful response! Thanks for stopping by! Oh, and I have passed on your kind regards and asked to do the same with you!

    Really appreciate hearing from you.


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