A few months ago, I posted about how I wish more authors wrote using color in their descriptions, since I attach emotions and even characters to color. After some discussion on the comment threads, particularly with Kelley @ Oh! The Books, I was pointed to something called synesthesia, and I have a type that connects emotions with colors. Every Wednesday, I’ll pick a book or character, and show a palette of the colors I see or associate with the book/character. Basically, imagine the saying, “I feel blue,” but applied to the entire color spectrum. Hopefully that makes sense!
This week’s Saturated Read is… *drumroll please* Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games.
What colors do I associate with the character?
These were Peeta’s colors even before I finished Mockingjay and Katniss calls him her dandelion boy. But I’m so glad that Collins did that, because the way she described Peeta is so spot on to his colors! Peeta is a field of sunflowers on a breezy summer day – warm and earthy and gentle and safe.
Does the actor match my colors?
Lemme just say it right now: Josh Hutcherson IS Peeta. He’s captured the nuances and personality of the character so well that the two are irreversibly intertwined from here on out. Also: that quote is one of my favorites that he’s ever said.