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PART 7 – COLOURS
This week in Part 7 of my latest blog read about which colours to use in your house to create positive energy in your home and surroundings.
White is the colour of purity and innocence in the West but in the East it is used to clothe the dead and worn for mourning. Without white you cannot have black, this is the basis for yin and yang.
Black is associated with death and mourning in the West, but in the East it is associated with money and power and it is used sparingly. Without Black you cannot have white – again, this is the basis for yin and yang.
Grey is the colour of vagueness, things that are hidden and people or situations that cannot be trusted. In films spies are often dressed in grey and depicted as characters that cannot be trusted lest they defect.
Green is the most balanced colour of all because it falls in the middle of the colour spectrum and is the colour of nature and healing. It represents balance, harmony, and peace. Green instantly changes a space into one with a naturalistic feel, and when all the walls are painted in the one shade it will not shrink or enlarge a room.
Red is considered a lucky colour and in the East is often used for protection. It represents importance and passion and is associated with enthusiasm and activity. Red is also used as a warning colour. Red is ideal for playrooms because it stimulates activity.
Blue is the colour of trust and reliability and is much used in the corporate world. In fact, blue is the favourite colour for brand identity because companies want consumers to trust them and if they trust them, they will like them and if they like them then they are more likely to remain loyal to the brand.
Yellow is the colour of the sun and therefore is associated with joy, summer, and warmth. It stimulates the intellectual side of the brain and is also thought to aid digestion. For this reason, it is the top choice of colour for dining spaces and it is also a favourite colour of interior designers because it creates a perfect backdrop for furnishings and pictures.
Purple is the colour of sacrifice so use sparingly. It is associated with emperors and martyrs, wealth and power, suffering and sacrifice. Purple is a luxury colour but a difficult ‘sell’ so companies tend to avoid using it for their packaging and labelling as it puts consumers off.
Pink is the first colour we ever see – the colour of the interior of the womb – welcoming and soothing we associate it with love and comfort. It has the effect of calming us even when angry. In fact, a particular shade of it was used by prison authorities in the UK to decorate padded cells to calm agitated prisoners in a relatively short space of time.
Orange is a stimulating colour. It is the colour of communication, so it is a social and creative colour. People become more talkative when they see it! Many communication companies use this colour to represent their brand identity and in one case the UK mobile phone company adopted the colour as its name.
Brown is associated with steadiness, stability, and practicality but people who use or wear it too much are considered boring by others! We often think of soil and the earth when we think of brown, both necessary for our existence so brown is an important colour.
Peach is a fire colour so use with care – never use it in a master bedroom as it will bring too much fire energy to the relationship and then sparks will fly!
Thank you for reading my latest blog and hope my tips help you to create positive energy in your home and surroundings!