The colour of the month is…*drum roll please*… OCHRE! The winds are getting colder, there’s a chill in the air and you can hear fallen leaves crunch up under your feet as you’re FINALLY able to step out of the house for an afternoon walk with a cup of freshly made chai without sweating to your very bones! We have channelled all of that positive energy and brought you the colour that best embodies the colour and spirit of fall – OCHRE.
A golden yellow or light yellowish brown colour (think haldi and ubtan), Ochre comes from the Greek word ‘Ochros,’ meaning yellow and has many variants in the red and blue colour family.
Primal, earthy and eternal, the colour Ochre has HUGE symbolic significance. Ochre is amongst the earliest natural pigments used by mankind, derived from naturally tinted clay containing mineral oxides. Rightfully known as ‘Earth’s colour,’ Ochre was associated with gold in Ancient Egyptian times, considered to be eternal and indestructible and was used extensively in tomb paintings.
It was also used by the Red Indians and Africans as body paint (a red variant mixed with cod liver oil) to protect them from sunlight and harm. Ochre is also known to have a ‘healing effect’ on the human eye. It is intense and powerful and conjures visceral sensations.
This fall, reconnect to the Earth by dressing in Earth’s very own colour – Ochre.
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Artistic expressions, adornment for beauty, medicine for healing, the colour of cities. There are few qualities this colour does not possess. This natural pigment of the earth has permeated human civilisations since prehistoric times.
What is your favourite fall colour? Let us know in the comments below!