Database in a Selection of Colours
I don’t see The Secret Language of Color Cards around too often but a few years ago I saw this on another blog with some quotes from the book and thought it had some depth. I am very particular about colour, so this was great for me and if you’re interested, it is still in print.
What I like about such decks is that they work so well with other cards, either pulled as a secondary card or matched in colour. I think these would be fabulous as a writing or artistic prompt.
I once wrote several essays using a gold card from the Dreaming in Color Luman deck, along with similarly coloured cards from other decks; about 21 in all. It turned into a long and satisfying study of a colour I don’t much like and a ramble through current events and history and characters in history or mythology. The Secret language of Color deck could be used the same way, and I can see having fun pulling out other cards that reflect each colour and writing about it.
As an example, here is a draw when I first got the deck. I forgot to cite the author for the quote, but it’s from the excellent poetry book Braided Creek by Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser. It’s one of my favourite books of all time. Poetry and colour, what a perfect match!
The images are photographs, huge close-ups highlighting the relevant colour. I don’t have too many photographic decks but this was done so well and really gives a sense of saturated colour. I find that very inspiring. (Click to enlarge.)
Inna Segal has also written a book on healing called The Secret Language of Your Body which sounds interesting. There are many ideas related to healing and colour in this deck too.
Overall it’s a good pick-me-up deck and one that is good for creative tangents.