Despite all of the wonderful books I’ve been reading, my fun find of the summer has got to be Colorstrology. This little coffee table book was the last in stock at my local Paper Source. I picked it up innocently enough, but once I did, I couldn’t let it go.
The concept it simple. It combines Pantone colors with astrology– really, just your birthday– to assign each day of the year a power color. It gives you a little color horoscope– your color plus three adjectives, then a little paragraph.
My birthday is January 17th and my color is Tandori Spice [Pantone 18-1444]. That makes me dynamic, intricate, and colorful. Today is actually my mom’s birthday– she’s Wedgewood [Pantone 18-3935], creative, youthful, and efficient!
I checked everyone whose birthday I could conjure up and found the ‘scopes super accurate! Of course, that’s the game, isn’t it? Even if you don’t believe in horoscopes, you’ve got to think they’re fun!
Why I ultimately decided I needed this book is two-fold. Firstly, Pantone color swatches and books are typically very expensive. To get a book of over 300 Pantone swatches for less than $20 seemed like a great steal! I’m someone who’s interested in color theory, and Pantone is the authority on color! Second, I’m a writer; a writer who focuses on character development in her fiction (though you’ll never see that here! Insert see-no-evil monkey emoji.). I spend a lot of time thinking about my characters’ birthdays and what that says about them. I’m someone who’s interested in astrology, and have always taken zodiac signs into consideration for my characters as well. This is just another layer, and I’m always interested in more aspects of my characters!
There is also a color assigned to each month. I’ve included these here for you for fun! What color are you?!