Have you ever noticed that hummingbirds are attracted to color? It seems God made their eyes to focus on things that would feed and nourish them and He did it with color. Is it any wonder that the flowers they love are abundantly colorful?
We too are attracted to certain colors to a higher degree than others, maybe for the same reason – because they nourish us. My favorites tend to be warm and bold mixed with cool and vibrant. I don’t know why but each time I design something I choose a color palette first. I gravitate to bold oranges, yellow and reds and then I mix them with their complements on the opposite end of the spectrum.
Many designers choose soft muted colors and I often wonder why. Some say it’s because they produce a calming effect or they are less jarring to the eye and therefore blend with the environment better. While I choose more muted clothing to wear, I never choose to design patterns or paintings that way. I usually choose bold, bright, vibrant colors that make a statement. It seems to be the way I roll.
If God were to ask me to design a custom garden for hummingbirds, it would probably look something like this. Hope you enjoy it, and a giclee print is available at my shop here.