Friday 4 January 2019

What's In A Name?

It's been about five years or so since I shared the story behind my blog name (and social media handles), so I thought that I would do that today!

I started blogging back in the fall of 2011 and Dreams and Colour has always been the name of my blog. I know that a lot of bloggers have gone through different names and branding, but I was never one of them. Speaking of branding...all of my branding was created by the insanely talented and super sweet Chelsea from Swoon & Co. You can also find Chelsea at her blog, Olive & Ivy.

So, why Dreams and Colour?

One of my all time favourite songs is Betterman by Pearl Jam. I remember hearing it as a kid, and loving it from the beginning. There's a line in the song 'She dreams in colour/she dreams in red' that has always been one of my favourite song lyrics. 

Red is my favourite colour and I considered naming my blog 'Dreams in Red' but I thought it might be limiting as far as design goes, and I thought that it might also give off a negative image- red is often associated with anger- which I definitely didn't want.

I really liked 'Dreams in Colour' and thought it would be great from a design and imagine perspective, and I felt it related to me on a personal level- I like colour, I light bright, I like fun. 

Unfortunately, Dreams in Colour/Color were not available, but Dreams and Colour was. Dreams and Colour was close enough to the original name that I wanted, so I went with it and never looked back! 

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