I visited Paris for the first time in my life in May and I was struck by how much color permeated throughout the city.
The colors of the flowers were so saturated. I had never seen such beautiful colors before—I couldn’t stop taking photos of the flower markets.
And, of course, the colors in the art. My favorite museum was Musee de l’Orangerie.
The museum houses Claude Monet’s Nympheas (water lilies) displayed in large, oval white galleries which show off the gorgeous colors in Monet’s masterpieces.
Finally, I was struck by the colors of the Parisians’ clothing. I am more accustomed to New York City where the default color is black. Not so in Paris. I saw men in bright purple shirts or women wearing bright orange or pink purple scarves.
I think art and color are such a part of every day life that Parisians are not afraid to add a pop of color to their wardrobe. I love color already, but I want to keep this influence as a souvenir from my trip and include even more colors I love into my wardrobe.