A Rainbow of People at FALMS (Fulcrum) in Gurgaon, India APAC HQ

India has always been a country of bright colors, and the various Fulcrum employees who have visited have enjoyed the beautiful rainbows of textiles, paints, and dyes. To an outsider, its colorful culture seems like a page out of an ancient story. But color, in essence, has been a large part of the Indian mind-set for centuries.

From the deep orange flowers that adorn almost every celebration to the deep hues of red that dress up the new bride on her most important day, color in India has, over time, become synonymous with religion – an expression of faith and beliefs. In a country where a deep understanding of the prevalent diversity is perhaps the only common thread that ties its people together, India is a dramatic experience that ought not to be missed.  On many occasions, several Fulcrum employees have enjoyed ceremonies featuring the colorful textiles, paints, and dyes.  On each time, it was enjoyed with the wide-eyed enthusiasm it deserves.

In a country as diverse and culturally vibrant as India, it is perhaps the common, simple expressions of color that hold together the multitudes of outlooks, lifestyles, and traditions. Whether you were born in Gurgaon or Seattle, the symbolism of color stands out and is appreciated in every aspect of life in India, be it religion, politics, festivals, or celebrations. In India, be it the north, south, west, or east, color and culture go hand in hand. Just like many other cultures across the world, there are some typical classifications of color to be found in India.

Because of the obvious differences in its population, India is home to a lot of different interpretations of symbols and colors. Colors represent different emotions to people living in different regional, geographical, and religious divides. And perhaps certain colors that have a special place in a particular area may not enjoy a similar status elsewhere. 

The colors of India have mesmerized royalty, kings, outsiders, and visitors – perhaps more so because of the stories and legends that bind its people, its culture, and its beliefs. The unusual pink color of mystical Rajasthan, the pastel hues of southern India, the joyous, bright hues of the northern region, and the dull-yet-bright colors of the east offer an intricate kaleidoscopic-style insight into an almost perfect blend of history and blossoming modernism. And perhaps a trip down its many roads will lead you to an understanding of how all the colors work together - a combination of life, passion, and happiness. Maybe you’ll take the road untaken and bring home a whole new colorful outlook to your life.

Fulcrum certainly has.