Take a look around the room you are in, ask yourself why you chose the colours you have. Do they make you feel happy, have you included your favourite colours, do you perhaps have too many colours?
A happy, healthy home and life is one where there is a balance of colours matching perfectly with the innermost needs and desires of those living there. Some people know exactly what colours they need while others may like a colour, even though it is contrary to their needs.
Each of us responds to colour in our own way. For example, blue may make some of us feel calm and relaxed while it may feel cold and depressing to others. In the same way, red may be experienced as exciting or overbearing.
Knowing a bit about the energy of colours can assist you in making choices that will enhance your overall well-being.
There are many ways you can introduce some uplifting colour into your home in addition to painting the walls. Art, furniture, lighting, flowers, cushions and throws are great ways to add some colour energy. Here are some examples.
1. Optimistic Pink
Gentle, warm and protective, pink helps to calm our emotions, heighten understanding and increase our compassion for others as well as ourselves. It helps us let go of all concerns and worries. How I would love a pink sofa, fridge or bedroom curtains – am working on my hubby.
2. Stress Relieving Green
Green is naturally calming and soothing both physically and mentally. It provides security and protection and signals renewal and growth. A great and healthy way to introduce green energy is through indoor plants.
3. Hopeful Yellow
Yellow is the colour most resembling the sun. It is light, bright and encourages joy and laughter. Yellow brings feelings of hope that everything will be all-right and while I don’t have much yellow in my decor, I find a bowl of lemons or daffodils always lifts my mood.
4. Fearless Orange
Orange is strong, outgoing and sociable. It reflects good health, confidence and a positive attitude. It also helps to free our emotions making it a great antidepressant. Orange is beneficial in dealing with grief, bereavement and loss.
5. Spiritual Violet
Violet is linked to our intuition and vision and promotes meditation and introspection. It is associated with artistry, tolerance and consideration.
6. Triumphant Gold
Gold is the colour of experience and wisdom. It reflects vitality and abundance and gives feelings that whatever appears to have been taken away or lost, will return. Gold can be introduced with accessories and it always makes beautiful lighting.
For more ways to introduce uplifting colours into your life see; Why we should be eating a rainbow coloured diet and Great examples of how colour therapy can be used to lift our spirits at work and at home.