PART 6 – COLOUR
This week in Part 6 of my latest blog, read about how to use colour in your house to create positive energy in your home and surroundings.
Colour can be used to create positive energy in your home by energising your spaces and creating an uplifting effect on occupants. Colour is one of the best ways to stimulate an emotional response. It is probably the first thing people see when they enter a room, because it is the colours used in a space that they usually remark on. Used correctly, colour can make s space very attractive and appealing highlighting the room’s best assets.
Colour can inspire mental activity and creativity, or it calm and sooth a person. A 3-colour scheme can introduce a 3-dimensional look to a room. Colour can be used to minimise the drawbacks in a space and to accentuate its features. Colours is often the most effective and yet the cheapest way to change a room. It can be used to create an optical illusion e.g., to make a space seem taller or to shorten the length of room such as a corridor (see my blog called ‘The Corridor Cure’).
Choose soft colours that draw you in and not ones that are so strong they tire and overwhelm you or too dark and have a depressing effect on a space. Different colours have different associations, and colour can affect the atmosphere and even the perceived temperature of a room. In the next issue, we will look at the spectrum of colours in more detail.
For instance, pink is a warm colour, and is welcoming and soothing. It is the first colour we ever see because it is the colour of our mother’s womb. It is therefore a maternal colour and very welcoming. It represents healing, love, romance, joy, and happiness. It also helps to evaporate anger, raises the vibration of a room and is a healthy colour to have around you. In some countries pink is used in prison holding cells to calm down agitated prisoners. Therefore, pink is an ideal colour for someone’s bedroom which is their private sanctuary, or for a vulnerable person to wear. Pale pink is associated with femininity and is considered a girly colour but a deeper shade such as magenta can be considered more unisex.
Blue is calming and cool, and represents protection, consideration, and care. It is considered the colour of trust and reliability. This is the reason why it is much used by larger companies for their logos and their staff uniforms as it encourages consumer trust and shareholder investment. For these reasons it is also considered the best colour to wear for a job interview.
Bear in mind that strongly patterned images play havoc with our brain, such as dark and light stripes and spotted patterns, as these can cause arguments because they are tiring and confuse the brain. Dark ceilings shrink our energy field causing us to feel depressed, and ‘hospital green’ makes us ill.
Next week in Part 7 – Colours, read about which colours to use in your house to create positive energy in your home and surroundings.