Ever wondered why you are drawn to certain colours or why you suddenly
need to repaint your living room as the colour no longer resonates
I have been doing some research as to why this happens. It’s
interesting looking back to when I have craved certain colours how it
was an indication of where I was at during that time.
Here are some colour meanings …
Red is the colour of fire. It is the colour of the burning, radiant
sun, and of life itself. Both love and anger, joy and wrath are
associated with this colour. Red is the color with the greatest power
of penetration and will strongly stimulate the flow of blood. It is
associated with sex and the first chakra in Eastern spiritual
traditions. Red makes lazy people more active. Phlegmatic children may
be helped by having them do their homework under red light.
Orange is a mixture of red and yellow and is the colour of joy and
happiness. It is indicated in cases of discontentment, pessimism,
psychosis, depression and fear. However, orange should be alternated
with blue when treating people suffering from fear. Short exposure to
orange light in the morning will prove to be of help to people who are
chronically tired at this time of day. Orange will increase a sense of
ambition and promote warm-heartedness. It has a brightening and
cheering effect and will lend strength and joy to people who feel
disinclined to work.
Yellow symbolizes the sun standing at its zenith, and is one of the
hot colours. It promotes digestion, strengthens the nerves, stimulates
the stomach and has a brightening and cheering effect in general. All
diseases of the digestive tract should be treated with the colour
yellow. People who are discontent show a change of facial expression
when exposed to yellow light.
Green is the most common color in nature and is regarded as being a
neutral factor. It is indicated for bronchial catarrh, whooping cough
and inflammations of the joints (in alternation with blue, in the
latter case). All chronic diseases respond well to the intermittent
use of green light and precision work can be done better under it. It
has a balancing effect and will promote feelings of contentment and
tranquility. Green is also sedative, soothing and relaxing in its
effect. It is one of the strongest colors, along with it’s complement
Red, in the effect it has being looked at, taken in through the eyes.
Blue – This is the colour of peace and infinity. It is regarded of
being a cold colour, and has a relaxing effect. Blue is the color of
the pituitary gland and the endocrine system. All diseases involving
heat require treatment with blue light. This color is also indicated
for complaints involving suppuration, pain, plethora and congestion.
Warts disappear under the effect of radiation with blue light.
Hyperactive children should do their homework under blue light. This
color promotes quietness and reserve.
Violet has always been associated with spirituality and in accordance,
it acts on the unconscious, lends the individual spiritual strength
and promotes awareness and consciousness. Violet increases the effect
of all kinds of meditation and is also regarded as being the color of
inspiration. It has a positive effect on the spleen and promotes the
functioning of the lymphatic system.
Remember there are no rules. Some of the most beautiful settings in
nature are a colour explosion. Follow your intuition and be brave. You
will inspire yourself in doing so.
Here are some lovely examples of clever use of colour …