Can you imagine a scene like this (image to the left) anywhere in the Western world? Even in Latin America, known for bright colors, there would never be a scene like this. We had a good laugh over my comment. However, I pointed out my "Birdhouse Village" basically violated the color wheel as I just couldn't get the combinations I liked so played with colors to get what I wanted. She noted that several of my choices are seen everyday in India. I felt proud!
If you, like me get hung up on color or lack of them, a quick look at the images in Google about the festival or anything about color in India should satisfy most color junkies. You will find that colors we have been told to never use together can actually look pretty exciting next to each other. Just like Impressionism wasn't considered painting by the Salon, Impressionists violated the rules by merely observing what was around them inside and out. They discovered a very important lesson. Nature was far more inventive than man in its use of colors.
If you doubt what I'm saying, go for a walk. Look at the plants and trees and their use of color. Flowers that may look purple are usually comprised of far more colors and tones. A pink Hollyhock can be pink, rose, faint pink with a strong yellow center with deep reds or roses streaming out to each petal. In fact, it is stunning how much color is there in one flower. Again, if you are hung up, there is always images on Google. I'd say give India a try first!!!
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