Now, before you go getting your diaper in a knot because you suspect I’ve breached an impropriety by asking a question that is far too personal, just hold on. It is, after all, Christmas and the season for festive decor. By festive decor I do mean festive and, well, just look about. It is everywhere. The decor at this time of the year is bright, colorful and nearly overwhelming. I have to admit, some of the decor is even nauseating.
In my younger years, I was totally into the decorator trees. You know, pick a color theme and go with it. My ex, however, simply could not see his tree decorated in such a manner. He was into the multi-colored decor. You know what I’m talking about. All the different colored lights, tinsel and
balls ornaments strung willy nilly on the tree. The tree ends up looking like someone puked candy on it.
I always had a hard time putting more than three colors on my tree. Actually, two colors was pushing the limit. I’m a bit of a monochromatic scheme girl myself since the tree itself lends so much strength, vigor and color to the entire situation in its natural state. Why hide a good thing with grotesque coloration? Would you tattoo your tree? No? Too many varied colors on the tree makes me wonder if the tree is sick or dying or something dire. It certainly makes me feel a bit queasy looking at something like that. A tree with too much ornamentation or the wrong color ornamentation is just wrong. The tree ends up seeming dwarfed by the decor; diminished behind the ornaments.
Another problem with tree decorating can be found with the choice of the ornaments. Color is so critical, don’t you think? I mean, gold
balls ornaments are nice. They indicate a sense of peace and rest. They represent prosperity and wealth. They embrace a position of satisfaction and contentment.
Silver ornaments on the other hand are hard, cold, unfeeling and unyielding. Brrrrrr! Want that hanging on your tree? What on earth do silver things do but reflect a coldness to the brightly wrapped boxes under the tree. Might as well have a white and frozen tree. Not much fun there. Cold, icy, painfully un-giving.
Green ornaments? Eww! Moldy. Decaying unused, sick. Good if they turn a different color with some tender polishing and loving care, but if they are permanently green? Something seriously must have died on that tree. Or maybe the ornaments are just discolored permanently due to negligence or lack of use.
Purple or pink ornaments? Give me a break! Or….give them a break!
Red ornaments? Hmmm, now we’re talking a color that ignites The Wild Mind’s imagination. It seems there’s a nice balance between the luxuriously contented peacefulness of the gold ornaments and the passionate, energetic, passion of the red ornaments.
Blue ornaments? Seriously? Do I need to say anything more?
What color ornaments are hanging on your tree, this holiday season?