Colour

Ever wondered why you are drawn to certain colours or why you suddenlyneed to repaint your living room as the colour  no longer resonates with you.

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 ...