So far, this color therapy series has covered purple, blue, green, yellow, and orange, so it should come as no surprise that this month's color is red. Like orange and yellow, red is considered a warm color. It is very stimulating and vibrant. It is associated with heat, sexuality, blood, life-force, and passion, and is the color of the 1st chakra or root chakra. So how can you benefit from the color red? Lets take a look at some of the benefits and uses of the color red, and learn how to use it in our daily lives.
For this months installment of color therapy, we will be talking about the color orange. Orange is often associated with the fall season. It is the color of changing leaves and pumpkins, but it can also be a very beneficial color to have around all the time. Orange is a very uplifting color. It can evoke feelings of joy and stimulate creativity. There are also a number of health benefits associated with the color orange.
Like yellow, orange is considered a warm color. Because of this fact, they share several of the same benefits and properties. This isn't surprising, as orange is partly made up of the color yellow. Despite the similarities, orange has many wonderful benefits all on it's own. Let's take a look at a few of them.
For this installment of the color therapy blog, we will discuss the color yellow. Yellow is often thought of as a bright, cheery color. It is associated with sunlight and flowers like daffodils, sunflowers, daisies, and dandelions. Yellow is also a color of changing leaves in the fall. It is common with aspen, birch, hickory, beech, and cottonwood among others. It is a color that tends to catch the eye. When presented with several colors at once, many people will notice the yellow first. Yellow is a warm color and is therefore very stimulating.
So what are the effects of the color yellow, and how can you use it to your benefit?
Several weeks ago, I posted a blog with an introduction to color therapy and then talked about working with the color blue. Today, in continuation with the color series, I would like to focus on the color green.
Green is a very healing color, and like blue is known as a cool color. It has many associations, some good and some bad. Green is often associated with money, greed, envy, nature, health, luck, and much more. So, how exactly can you make green work for you, and how can you incorporate it into your everyday life?
Color is all around us. It has a profound effect on our emotions. Most of us have a favorite color or colors. Wearing those colors or surrounding ourselves with them make you feel a certain way that is pleasing to you. Maybe your favorite color makes you feel relaxed, or happy, or energetic. Maybe it reminds you of a specific person or event in your life.
It is no coincidence that we use colors to describe emotional states. "I'm feeling blue", "She was green with envy", "He's red with anger", etc. This tendency speaks to our deep emotional ties to color. Psychologists have found that since certain colors affect our emotional states in different ways, painting or decorating different institutions in different colors can promote or detract from the work that needs to be done there. Therefore, some schools, offices, homes, etc. are designed with specific color schemes in mind. So, how can we use color to help us in our every day lives? First we will take a look at each color, the effect it has, and how you can use it to your advantage.
Meet the Author
Amanda Tarver, (LMT, CEIM, PES, RMT) is a massage therapist and birth worker in the Chicago area. She is dedicated to using a combination of bodywork and education to help people live a better quality of life.