The science of the use of colors to affect physical and psychological states is called “Chromotherapy”. This concept attempts to explain the
emotional connection we have to colors and perhaps explain how we come
to have “favorite colors” and why. For example, bright pops of color
usually illustrate enjoyable and happy moods, while darker colors are
often associated with melancholy atmospheres. It has been shown that
colors we see every day, such as those in advertising campaigns, films,
magazines, and even food packaging, actually do affect the way we feel.
Aside from the scientific aspect of light, energy and electromagnetic radiation, there is no doubt that colors play a huge part in how we
interpret different experiences and environments. Perhaps one of the
most important times to remember this is when dealing with a
debilitating illness or tragedy. Lifting your spirits during such times
can help enormously with the coping process. Take a look at the
chromotherapy based interpretations, and see if any analogies arise
between these interpretations and the actual way these colors make you
Red: Brings warmth, energy and stimulation, therefore good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people.
Orange: Warm, cheering, non-constricting. Orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions.
Yellow: Helps strengthen the nerves and the mind. It helps awaken mental inspiration and stimulates higher mentality.
Green: The color of nature and the earth! Green is balance and harmony in essence and possesses a soothing influence upon both mind and body.
Blue: Cooling, electric, astringent and brings tranquility.
Indigo: A great purifier of the bloodstream and also benefits mental problems.
Violet/Purple: Colors of transformation - bring spiritual insights and renewal.
White: The perfect color as it is all colors - perfect balance and harmony.
Magenta: Strengthens contact with your life purpose, stimulates adrenaline and heart activity.
Pink: Heals grief and sadness, restores youthfulness, brings you in contact with your feelings.
Turquoise: Increases intuition and sensitivity, tones the general system, builds the skin, relaxes sensations of stress.
Just color me happy, please!
Susan M. Beausang