Courtesy of Dwell with Dignity

Philanthropy & Nonprofits

The Meaning of Color

Take a look at the creative, inspiring use of color in Dwell with Dignity's work, and the impact it can have on people's lives.

The first thing Dwell with Dignity asks families is, “What two colors make you the happiest?” Most often, Dwell with Dignity’s clients leave a shelter with very few possessions. Even after working hard to gain self-sufficiency, many don’t dream of a space made for just for them. But they can always share what colors inspire them. This becomes the foundation of the entire project; Dwell with Dignity staff and volunteers paint furniture and create custom artwork inspired by the family’s favorites. This exemplifies how Dwell with Dignity truly lives up to its name: clients are treated with dignity and respect throughout the whole process of creating a new home and environment, and as a result, they can begin to thrive. Learn more about Dwell with Dignity’s work here.


Dwell with Dignity is a beneficiary of D Home‘s fifth annual Life in Color contest, sponsored by Benjamin Moore. Learn more about Life in Color here.

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