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Since the beginning of time all cultures in some way or another used colour for changing our ways of being or life. Today we are not much different. We colour our world in many ways. In order to know the right colours for you, for your environment and well being we have made this page for you so you can discover the appropriate colours that may be suited to a particular area in your life.
The Psychology Of Colour
Red is a powerful colour that has always been associated with vitality and ambition. It can help us to overcome negative thoughts. However, it is also associated with anger; if we have too much red in our system, or around us, we may feel irritable, impatient, and uncomfortable.
Pink is emotionally soothing and calming, and gives us a feeling of gentle warmth and nurturing. It lessons feelings of irritation and aggression, surrounding us with a sense of love and protection. It also alleviates loneliness, despondency, oversensitivity, and vulnerability. While red relates to sexuality, pink is associated with unselfish love.
Yellow is also a happy, bright, and uplifting colour, a celebration of sunny days. It is associated with the intellectual side of the mind, and the expression of thoughts. It therefore aids the powers of discernment and discrimination, memory and clear thinking, decision making and good judgment. It also helps the assimilation of new ideas, and the ability to see different points of view. It builds self-confidence and encourages an optimistic attitude. Conversely, dull yellow can be the colour of fear.
Green has a strong affinity with nature, helping us to connect with the empathy of others and the natural world. We instinctively seek it out when under stress or are experiencing emotional trauma. It creates a feeling of comfort, laziness and relaxation, calmness, and space, lessening stress, balancing and soothing the emotions. Lime green and olive green can have a detrimental effect on both physical and emotional health since sickly yellow and green are associated with the emotions of envy, resentment, and possessiveness.
We associate blue greens with the refreshing and cool oceans. It is therefore invigorating, cooling, and calming. Like green, turquoise is good for mental strain and tiredness or feeling washed out. It is an elevating colour that encourages us to make a sparkling fresh start. Turquoise is also helpful for feelings of loneliness, since it heightens communication, sensitivity, and creativity.
Blue is a cool, calming colour and is associated with a higher part of the mind than yellow. It represents the night, so it makes us feel calm and relaxed as if we are being soothed by the deep blue of the night sky. Light and soft blue, make us feel quiet and protected from all the bustle and activity of the day, and will also alleviate insomnia. Blue inspires mental control, clarity, and creativity. Midnight blue has a strong sedative effect on the mind, allowing us to connect to our intuitive and feminine side. Too much dark blue can be depressing however.
When we are feeling despondent and worried about our condition, or are feeling angry and frustrated, magenta draws us out of this attitude and lets our spirits soar. It is a spiritual colour but also with practical overtones, associated with compassion, support and kindness. From a negative perspective, magenta, like violet, gives us the desire to be lifted out of the demanding world and avoid challenges. It can also be too relaxing. So avoid magenta if you are chronically depressed or introverted.
Indigo, Violet, and Purple
These have a deep affect on the psyche and have been used in psychiatric care to help calm and pacify patients suffering from a number of mental disorders and nervous disorders. These colours balance the mind and help transform obsessions and fears. Indigo is a powerful, psychic colour associated with the ride of the brain, and stimulates intuition and imagination. It is also a strong sedative. Violet and purple are colours of transformation at a very deep level, bringing peace and combating fear and shock. They have a cleansing effect in emotional disturbances. They are also connected with artistic and musical impulses, mystery, and sensitivity to beauty and high ideals, stimulating creativity, inspiration, sensitivity, spirituality and compassion. Violet can exert strong psychic influences, however, and a person attracted by it has to guard against living in a fantasy world. Purple is associated with psychic protection.
This colour is comforting, protective, and mysterious. It is associated with silence, the infinite, and the feminine life force-passive, uncharted, and mysterious. Black can also prevent us from growing and changing. We often cloak ourselves in black to hide from the world.
The colour of ultimate purity is white. It is an all-around colour of protection, bringing peace and comfort, alleviating emotional shock and despair, and helping inner cleansing of emotions, thoughts, and spirit. If you need time and space to reflect on your life, white can give you a freedom, and uncluttered openness. Too much white, however, can be cold and isolating.
Grey is associated with independence, self-reliance, self-control. Grey acts as a shield from outside influence. However, grey generally has a negative feeling-thick grey clouds, fog, and smoke. Grey is the colour of evasion and non-commitment since it is neither black nor white. It relates to walling everything off, remaining separate, uncommitted, and uninvolved, inevitably leading to loneliness. It also denotes self-criticism.
Silver is the colour of the moon, which is ever-changing. It relates to the feminine principle and the emotional, sensitive aspect of the mind. It balances, harmonizes, and is mentally cleansing.
The colour of Mother Earth, brown brings a sense of stability, alleviating insecurity. However, it also relates to the bottling up of emotions, a retreat from and a fear of the outside world, and also narrow-mindedness. This often results from a lack of self-worth.
Like yellow, gold is associated with the sun, and therefore related to abundance and power, higher ideals, wisdom, and understanding. It is mentally revitalizing, energizing and inspiring, and helpful for fear, uncertainty, and lack of interest. Pale gold is excellent for depression and sharpens the mind.
Colours And Chakras
Associated with cerebral cortex and the central nervous system. Violet is a powerful aid to spiritual enhancement. It cuts through illusion and inspires healing and divine love.
Associated with the pituitary gland, nose, ears, and left eye. Clarity and truth are achieved by the alleviation of fear. Indigo calms and clears the mind and strengthens the metabolism.
Associated with the thyroid, throat and mouth. Blue is calming, bringing peace, reducing fear and dispersing anger. It reduces inflammation and fevers. Use it for self-purification.
Associated with the heart, circulatory system, arms and lungs. Green stimulates muscle tissue while strengthening the blood. Centres you while encouraging well being.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Associated with adrenal, stomach, liver and muscles. Yellow assists in raising self-esteem. Gives hope, warmth and energy. Good for the kidneys, colon, liver, gall-bladder and digestive organs.
Associated with the ovaries, testicles, genitals, womb and bladder.
Associated with the spinal column, adrenals colon, legs and bones. Red regenerates and purifies the blood. It balances passion and sex drive, bringing love and compassion.