Color Can Effect How We Feel EmotionallyYou can choose to put colors on or around yourself to help you 'feel' a certain way.
RED makes us feel more energetic, outgoing and ready to move forward.
It tends to attract attention. Action, strength, passion, drama, ferocity are feelings synonymous with this color.
ORANGE is stimulating. It encourages enthusiasm and zeal. Individuals who wear this color like to smile and to make others smile. It also encourages conversation and a sense of humor.
YELLOW encourages open-mindedness and attention to detail. This is a color often worn by intellectuals, the studious and those who like to be in positions of authority and control. It tends to generate optimistic qualities in those who wear it.
GREEN generates an atmosphere that is calm, soothing and balanced. Harmony and equilibrium are qualities of this color. Wearing this color reflects conventionality, security and an appreciation of nature.
TURQUOISE encourages clarity in thoughts, feelings, and communication. People who are drawn to wear this color have a refreshing and approachable personality. Youthfulness and sparkle resonate with this colors' special energy.
BLUE is a non threatening color and promotes values like loyalty and honesty. Those who wear this color reflect a wish for peace and quiet, and tranquility. Blue promotes trust and is a good color to wear if this is the quality you wish to inspire in your interactions.
PURPLE generates feelings of self-respect, dignity and self-worth. It is a royal color and is associated with the monarch, extravagance and wealth. People who choose to wear this color or to put it in their environments are drawn to it's creative and spiritual qualities.
MAGENTA (PINK) is the color of compassion. It generates feelings of softness, gentleness, kindness, affection and love. Taking responsibility for your life and manifesting your dreams resonate with this color's energy.
Color therapy and healing (also known as chromotherapy or light therapy) is a type of holistic healing that uses the visible spectrum of light and color to affect a person's mood and physical or mental health. Each color falls into a specific frequency and vibration, which many believe contribute to specific properties that can be used to affect the energy and frequencies within our bodies.
While it is common knowledge that light enters through our eyes, it's important to note that light can also enter through our skin. Given the unique frequencies and vibrations of various colors, people believe that certain colors entering the body can activate hormones causing chemical reactions within the body, then influencing emotion and enabling the body to heal.
Colors are known to have an effect on people with brain disorders or people with emotional troubles. For example, the color blue can have a calming effect which can then result in lower blood pressure, whereas the color red might have the opposite effect. Green is another color that may be used to relax people who are emotionally unbalanced. Yellow, on the other hand, may be used to help invigorate people who might be suffering from depression. (We'll dive deeper into specific colors in a future article.)
Alternative therapies also believe that a person's aura contains different layers of light which can be used for cleansing and balancing. Knowing the colors in your aura can help you better understand your spirit, and thus help you better understand how to heal. Additionally, the colors surrounding you can also have various effects.