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What Do Colors Mean And How Do They Influence Our Lives?

Each of us has experienced at some point a certain color associated with a certain feeling. For example: red when we were angry, white when we felt fear, yellow when jealousy or envy took over us, blue when we felt our body frozen, we “saw” everything in pink when we were in love, or in the black when negativity took over us.

All these happen because our body produce colors which create vibrations determined by our feelings, thoughts, words, and actions. Even the food we eat generates a certain color inside us.

 

COLORS AND THEIR SUBTLE REALITY!

Each color from the visible spectrum has a certain frequency which creates certain moods and can influence the people’s decisions and perceptions. On the other hand, colors can restore the balance of non-harmonic waves, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

” Each color lives by its mysterious life.” Wassilly Kandinsky.

Everything has an internal and external effect on us, so we must be careful what colors we incorporate into everyday life, through food, clothing, and home decorations.

Each person has a preference for certain colors because they have their roots in culture or personal experience. They can also be related to their character, childhood memories, or how colors make them feel in certain situations. But many people eliminate some colors without knowing how they can positively influence their lives.

Certainly, you also have favorite or less appreciated colors. Therefore, in this article, you will discover what are the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of certain colors on your body, and you will understand how to choose and use them to your advantage for abundance and general well-being.

You will know what colors to use to recharge your energy, to regain your peace of mind, to change your mood, or even to heal yourself through color meditation.

It will be a slightly longer reading, so enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or cappuccino, and relax discovering the colors of your subtle reality.

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF COLORS

 

RED

It is known as a powerful, dynamic color, which gives the person who uses it confidence, motivation, strength, and courage. It is associated with passion and arousal, because it revitalizes, and stimulates sexuality.

It can be used to stimulate low vital energy and to remove blockages due to fatigue, helping in some cases of degeneration. The red color provides a general state of well-being and is very useful when you have a low metabolism.

Regulates digestion, strengthens detoxification processes, increases respiration and blood pressure.

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” Bill Blars

However, if used in excess it leads to aggression, hatred, negative mood, insecurity, and selfishness.

❌It is not recommended the meditation with red and red scarlet color because they can generate intense reactions such as aggression, sudden warming, moments of hatred, and excessive impulsivity!

 

 

SCARLET RED

It is considered a strong color that tones the heart and stimulates the activity of the kidneys and adrenal gland. Scarlet red has aphrodisiac effects and acts emotionally and sexually by stimulating the reproductive organs. It can also be used to relieve asthma and sinusitis.

Used in excess, scarlet red intensifies sexual desire generating a tendency to aggression and violence. It can also lead to high blood pressure.

❌Not recommended for meditation!

 

ORANGE

It is an active and vibrant color that helps in case of depression, sadness, disappointment, and confusion. Using the orange color will bring serenity, motivation, a positive attitude, and the joy of living and valuing yourself.

In nutrition, it helps to regain lost appetite. Physically reduces abdominal spasm, and activates lazy digestion and kidney function.

Used too much, the orange color can create confusion, lack of goals, envy, jealousy, and desire for possessiveness.

✔Meditation with orange color is favorable to stimulate appetite, and in case of pregnancy, it helps to stimulate the production of breast milk.

 

 

YELLOW

It is a warm, bright color that brings joy, serenity, optimism, and happiness. It represents the unleashed spirit, the intellect, an open and agile mind, with capacity for analysis.

Yellow corresponds to dexterity, confidence, exchange of ideas, inspiration, and freedom of movement. It develops your intellectual, knowledge, and learning skills, frankness and security in your relationships with people.

Using the yellow color helps you to be open to both intellect and spirituality and gives you the ability to understand, to have initiative, and practical sense.

It can be used to overcome fear and panic attacks, as it develops an interest in the present moment. Physically, it strengthens the solar plexus and lymphatic flow, helps the circulation of glandular and cerebral fluids, and detoxifies the liver and kidneys.

“You choose your color, you choose your mood. If you are depressed you put some bright yellow and suddenly you are happy.” Philippe Starck

Used it too much leads to repression of feelings, domination, envy, jealousy, and misunderstanding.

To strengthen your mental activity, and the organs and glands of the body, meditate with the yellow color. Also, being a potent color, through meditation, helps you remove sadness and fears.

 

GREEN

It has the strongest and fastest healing force because it helps absorb oxygen just as chlorophyll does. The green color brings balance and harmony to the body, mind, and soul.

It balances mood swings, overcomes impatience, anxiety, and strengthens self-esteem. Being the color of nature, it reflects life and peace.

Green is related to the financial situation and is a sign of increased income and wealth. So, it is great to use it for financial achievements.

Although it brings powerful benefits, excessive use leads to the desire of manipulation and control, abuse of power over others, and can create heart and circulatory problems.

The mediation with green color is recommended to neutralize negative sensations and emotions and to support healing from an illness.

 

 

TURQUOISE

Supports creativity, provides fluency in communication, and clarity in verbal expression. It strengthens the mood when you are mentally tired or stressed, and balances non-harmonic emotions, especially those you do not want to recognize.

If your activity takes place in front of a computer, or other similar devices, turquoise helps you in your digital communication skills.

Physically, turquoise is a protector of the thyroid gland.

Excessive use leads to ignorance, impatience, critical attitude, and exigency in language and communication.

Turquoise being a color that represents communication, it is recommended to meditate with it for the release of energy, artistic knowledge, and creativity in communication.

Also, if you feel tired and you have headaches, the meditation with turquoise color relieves these symptoms.

 

BLUE

It symbolizes the subconscious, the inner limitation, and the depth of the soul, and corresponds to introversion, and reserved attitude. Blue has a direct effect on the nervous system. It soothes irritability and nervousness, provides clarity in ideas, and relaxes physically and emotionally.

That is why it is used in treatments against addictions and excessive appetite.

Promotes a relaxing sleep, lowers blood pressure, and blocks inflammatory processes.

Used too much, the blue color leads to indifference, fatigue, depression, and increases the desire for rest.

To strengthen the nervous system, or to induce a state of relaxation, harmony, and well-being, it is recommended to meditate with blue and indigo blue color.

It is also favorable to meditate in case of high blood pressure, and tumors.

 

 

INDIGO BLUE

It acts as a sedative in case of nerve irritation, calms restless breathing, and overactive thyroid gland. Reduces severe pain, helps to prevent the spread of eczema, and promotes wound healing.

In excess, the indigo blue color leads to distancing and a lack of interest in the present, reduces the processing of ideas, and can give you headaches, nightmares, and eye problems.

It is recommended for meditation.

 

VIOLET

It is known as the color of purification. It has the highest vibratory frequency, that is why symbolizes spirituality, alchemy, and metaphysics. A color of intuition, and extrasensory perception, which develops imagination and inspiration.

Violet color has a chromatic force that purifies and balances vibration, being the only color that makes both hemispheres of the brain work harmoniously balanced. Also, all the disharmonies between the opposite poles such as yin and yang, male and female, active and passive, are balanced with the healing power of the violet color.

The person who uses the violet color expresses loyalty, courage, and mystery, but if uses excessively, will face mental confusion, lack of concentration, and spontaneity.

Before moving on to the process of physical, mental, or emotional healing, it is recommended to purify and detoxify the body by meditation with violet color.

In this way, you will cleanse the body of all “collected garbage” (toxins, tension, suffering, disappointments, negative emotions and thoughts, fears, wounds of the past), and you will leave it prepared for a new beginning.

 

 

PURPLE

It is a recommended color for rest areas, as it induces sleep and reduces heart rate. Always try to find a balance between rest and activity, and you will see how it will help you keep your distance from daily stress.

“All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul. When you look at it, it’s looking back at you.” Uniek Swain

Used in excess, the purple color leads to arrogance, an excessive sense of justice and control, and creates a slow kidney activity.

If you suffer from insomnia or migraines, the meditation with purple color will facilitate your sleep, and it will relieve the different types of headaches.

 

WHITE

It is an embodiment off all the colors of the visible spectrum, that is why is not considered a color but a quintessence that represents purity, innocence, and integrity, and is recommended to use it in case of new beginnings.

The effect of the white is very strong, a healing effect on consciousness, strengthening the processes of clarity and purification.

Physically, it drains the body and helps to have smooth and youthful skin.

Used in excess, it causes loneliness, emptiness, and isolation.

Although the meditation with white has a fast healing effect, it can generate very strong reactions, especially for those who do not have a solid experience in meditation. If it is so, I do not recommend it!

 

LIME

Eliminates psychosomatic blockages, promotes the proper functioning of the motor nervous system and stimulates the general flow of the brain. Along with other healing procedures, it helps fight Alzheimer’s.

Using lime color can eliminate fatigue, strengthen the immune system, and self-esteem. It can have a stimulating effect on the thymus gland and digestive system, acting as a laxative.

Used in excess, it leads to selfishness, mental changes, and calculated use of feelings.

The meditation with lime color stimulates your brain activity and immune system. It helps you get rid of things and emotions repressed from the past, supporting the healing from them.

It is recommended to meditate whenever you have emotional problems or in case of changes (change of home, change of job, etc.).

 

 

PINK

It is a color of hope. Represents personal and unconditional affection and love, and it helps in personal forgiveness, and compassion for others. It has a calming and harmonizing effect, eliminating aggression. Used in excess, the pink color expresses immaturity and lack of strength.

It is recommended to meditate with pink color whenever you are in the situation of forgiving someone and it is difficult for you to do so, or whenever you want to alleviate the suffering of a disappointment from the past.

 

 

BROWN

It is the representation of the earth, hence the association of the person who uses the brown color, as a person with the feet on the ground, secure, mature, and powerful.

It is a color that creates a neutral, comfortable state that communicates motivation, fidelity, support, security, and protection.

Used in excess, the brown color creates a feeling of tension.

The meditation with light brown color is recommended for people whose minds are restless, and who find it difficult to stay focused.

 

GOLDEN

It transmits positive and overflowing energy and it is considered the color of trust, kindness, and mercy, putting aside the ego, and giving strength to help those around you. It is also associated with luxury, abundance, and prosperity.

Using too much golden color leads to selfishness and exaggerated pride.

The meditation with golden color helps you recharge with cosmic energy, which will strengthen your self-esteem and self-confidence to live life with more vitality.

 

 

BLACK

It is not considered to be a color, but rather a state of blockage that expresses spiritual inactivity, hidden aggression, and power demand. Represents the darkness, and a disconnection from all chromatic stimuli, emphasizing the need for mental and physical rest.

Through this disconnection, darkness helps to find self-peace. Therefore, night sleep, in total darkness, is very important to facilitate complete relaxation, both physical and mental.

Black is considered a state of reservation, expressing mystery, sophistication, seriousness, control, and independence.

Being a powerful state, whoever persists too long, it can cause to that person feelings of sadness and negativity.

Black being a state that represents the blockage, it is certainly not recommended for meditation.

 

BOTTOM LINE…

The spectrum of benefits of colors is wide and varied, but their influence may differ from person to person. As long as you know how to use them with moderation, the colors will bring you major positive changes.

How do you respond to different colors?

Do you use certain colors in certain situations?

Please let us know in a comment below, and in order not to lose the art of sharing, share some love, knowledge, and colorful vibes.

 

 

Till next time…

Dwell In The Colors Of Life!

~ Diana D. ~

Founder of dareandbe.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “What Do Colors Mean And How Do They Influence Our Lives?”

  1. What a wealth of information here! I’m bookmarking this post to refer back to. I’ve studied colors and their effects on people and animals. But your descriptions have given me even more insight, especially with regard to the secondary and more blended shades.

    While you discuss the colors and shades to use for meditation, these are also useful for determining colors for websites, book covers, and even room decor.

    Thanks for a very informative post!

    1. Hello Diane, 

      Thank you for your appreciation. I’m glad we have a common interest, we can even exchange ideas. Chromatics is an interesting topic, and I can say that it is amazing how the power of colors can influence the existence of each of us.

      While working with children, I noticed that many of them had an attraction for yellow objects. Instead, my dogs are attracted to orange and red colors (They are hyperactive dogs😄). My favorite is green army color. For each of us, color is representing something, and it influences us differently.

      Also the chromatic is used in sales for years, therefore its use can attract buyers, or it can keep them at a distance.

      Thank you for stopping by, Diane. You are more than welcome to come back for new updates.

       

  2. It is a very nice article relating to meditation with colors influencing different emotional, physical, and mental  behaviour of humans. The people doing meditation should definitely read your article so that they will find the more effective results of meditation. I am using white color robe and  white color room while meditating. Now I found I should use other colors suitable for my behavioural conditions. Thank you for sharing a great ariticle.

    1. Hello Prabakaran,

      I’m glad to see you here. Thank you for stopping by. I can deduce from what you said, that you have a constant meditation program, so you are not a beginner. Did I get it right? As I said in the article, personally as a yoga instructor, I do not recommend the meditation with white color to beginners.

      It can be a meditation with strong reactions, for which a beginner is not prepared. There is a difference between meditating with white color, in sense that you visualize how that color passes through your whole body, in every each organ to heal,  and meditating in a white environment. Are two different things. 

      Of course, a completely white environment can also negatively affect your mental state. Important thing is how you feel after meditation. What I can recommend is to bring in the meditation room a few objects of different colors that support relaxation and healing, to balance a little bit the environment.

  3. What a wonderful read. Meditation, yoga and looking after ourselves are so important in this day and age and your site has give a whole new perspective to all of this. Colours are so important to how we feel and what they say about us. They really make a difference to our environment and how we fee at any particular moment of the day. Dare I say they can make us or break us in certain situations. Lovely site which I will continue to follow.

    1. Hi Sofia,

      You are very kind, thank you for your appreciation. I’m glad you enjoyed reading, so you are more than welcome to come back for new updates. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Hello Diana, 

    Very interesting stuff! I have heard of aromatherapy and people using sounds to ease their stress. I had no idea colors were so influential. 

    I will use this information in the future. I have always used different colors on my websites to make them attractive but knowing this information could be what I needed to influence my audience in the direction I need. 

    Thanks so much!

    Chad

    1. Hello Chad,

      I’m glad to see you here. Thank you for stopping by. Indeed chromotherapy, or known as color therapy, has been used for centuries to reduce pain, relieve stress, relieve disease symptoms, and balance physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. Therefore,  knowing the power of colors, we can use it independently to our advantage in everyday life.

      On the other hand, chromatics can be used both personally and professionally. In sales, advertising, chromatics play an important role using it in diagrams, flyers, banners,  Web design etc, to delight and attract visually, and to stimulate and convey certain sensations. So, yes, it is a very good idea to make use of colors on your website. Have fun playing with the colors.😉

  5. Hello Diana, I read your article and learn many new things about the colors that I didn’t know up to now. I don’t know that Turquase color can protect my thyroid gland, and I have nodus in my thyroid, but until now, its functionality is all good. So, I’m going to use Turquoise from now on to protect my thyroid. And about blue, I paint my bedroom walls with two diverse tonalities of blue, and after reading that it helps in a relaxing sleep, I’m glad I have done it.
    Thank you very much for this beautiful article.
    Best
    Alketa

    1. Hello Alketa,

      Thank you for reading the article and sharing your experience with us. Using turquoise will help keep your thyroid gland under control as long as you do not overuse it. A scarf, maybe a blouse, a brooch, or a watch, could be some ideas.

      I must say that you made a good choice in using two shades of blue on the bedroom walls. Many people make the mistake of coloring all the walls of the bedroom in a single shade of blue, which in this case can lead not only to rest, but to a continuous desire for sleep, over and over again. 

      Personally, I painted the walls of my bedroom in a combination of violet and purple, and I must say that I have not had a sleep of such good quality, so restful, in years.

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