Grey and Brown, and occasionally white that instantly tuns to
Grey-Brown. Those are the colors of winter in the city, and frankly…
Blah. Which makes the idea of Color Therapy really
appealing. The main idea is that the colors that you surround yourself
with can change your emotional, spiritual, and even physical
well-being. Which makes sense really, this time of year I am completely
drawn to yellows and (eyewateringly bright) pinks, which according to
Color Therapy is just what is needed to counteract the winter blahs.
So here’s a breakdown of what colours mean and how they affect you:
Red is a powerful colour, it’s associated with vitality and ambition and can
help overcome negative thoughts. But it’s also associated with anger,
and too much can cause irritability and impatience.
Pink is soothing and calming, and gives a feeling of gentle warmth and
nurturing. It lessons feelings of irritation and aggression, and
creates a sense of protection. It also alleviates loneliness,
despondency, oversensitivity, and vulnerability.
Green has a
strong affinity with nature and empathy. Light green creates a feeling
of comfort, relaxation, calmness, it can balance and soothe turbulent
Yellow is a happy, bright, and uplifting color, (think
sunny days). It is associated with the mind. It aids memory and clear thinking, decision making and good
judgment. It also helps with organization, assimilation of new ideas,
and the ability to see different points of view. It builds
self-confidence and encourages an optimistic attitude. Good stuff!
Blue is a cool, calming color and is also associated with the mind. Light and soft blues help you feel quiet and
protected and can help alleviate insomnia. Blue inspires mental
control, clarity, and creativity. Midnight blue has a strong sedative
effect on the mind, and nurtures intuitive thought.
White is the
color of purity. It is an all-around color of protection, bringing
peace and comfort, and can help create clarity of thought and spirit.
If you need time and space to reflect on your life, white can give you
that freedom. Too much white, however, can be cold and isolating.
Does color have an effect on you? Do you agree with these meanings? Would you let it influence how you decorated?
Find a bit more information and other color meanings here.
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