Color Is Pure Energy
How Colors Impact Moods, Feelings, and Behaviors
Colors influence our emotions, our actions and how we respond to various people, things and ideas. Color is only light form of energy we see with our physical eyes and we can use it to affect the outcome of our daily lives. Color energy is a powerful force of nature readily available to support you in having wellness in your life.
Healing With Color
Our most important energy source on the planet is light. This includes the entire spectrum of colors that are derived from light. Sunlight consists of the entire electromagnetic spectrum that we depend on to exist on this planet.
Light flows through our eyes and triggers hormone production which influences our entire complex bio-chemical system. This bio-chemical system then affects our wellbeing. Light travels with other energies including gamma rays, cosmic rays, x-rays, micro-waves, long and short radio waves, infrared rays and ultra-violet rays.
Within the visible light spectrum, each color has its own wave length and frequency producing a specific energy or nutritive affect. Color affects our emotions, actions and how we respond to various people, things and ideas.
Color Triggers Emotions
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. - Pablo Picasso
Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long understood how color can dramatically affect moods, feelings and emotions. It is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, and cause physiological reactions. Certain colors can raise blood pressure, increase metabolism and cause eyestrain.
Feelings about color is individual, personal and often rooted in your own experience or culture. For example, the color white is used in many Western countries to represent purity and innocence and worn by brides at weddings. On the other hand however, white is seen as a symbol of mourning in many Eastern countries.
Colors of The Spectrum
Light consists of the seven main color energies: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Each color has been associated with different chakras and organs associated with them. This means that colors affect various areas of your body, affecting each person differently emotionally, physically, and mentally. By learning how each color influences you, you can use them to boost your energy and bring your self into wellness.
How to Use Colors For Healing
If you wake up in the morning with little energy, or you need to prepare for a business meeting, you might use the power of colors. All you have to do is reflect on the type of day you have planned; choose the color that will help you meet the demands of the day; and then absorb that particular color. It's like fueling your system with the right kind of gas. You can paint your chakras with that color, run it through your system and practice the Essential Energy Tool #6. Consider what you would like to see different in your day or life, and run the color(s) that give you the sense of being complete with what you desire.
Colors Trigger Reaction
Each person reacts to color in an instant. What evokes one reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in someone else. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to cultural background. Something as simple as changing the exact hue or saturation of a color can evoke different feelings with people based on cultural, religious or societal beliefs.
Language of Color
The colors you wear, the car you drive and the flowers you bring home tell a story about your energy vibration. Think about your favorite color and how it makes you feel. Some of the best knowledge of color comes from within as you follow your feelings and trust your inner knowing about it. Here is a guideline of colors with a general sense of how it has been experienced by others but is no means an absolute meaning. Personally, I discourage the notion of definitive meanings associated to them as they are 'frequencies of energy' and translation is not necessary.
VITALITY, COURAGE, SELF CONFIDENCE
Red is recognized as a stimulant and is inherently exciting. It is the color of love, courage and confidence. Red is known to provide power, protection and good luck. Its frequency triggers boldness, excitement, speed, strength, energy and determination.
Use when you need to meet a demanding day, or when you feel drained of energy. The colour red provides the power from the earth and gives energy on all levels. It connects us to our physical body. Everything that is to be commenced needs the life vitality of red.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE COLOR RED
- Increases enthusiasm
- Stimulates energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate
- Encourages action and confidence
- Provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety
“Painters use red like spice.” -- Derek Jarman
HAPPINESS, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, NURTURING
Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman's cheeks. It's not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers, pink blossoms are a favorite. Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood. Pink encourages friendliness while discouraging aggression and ill-will. Since the color pink is said to have a tranquilizing effect,
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE COLOR PINK
- Stimulates energy
- Encourages friendliness and balance
- Gives confidence
"I fell off my pink cloud with a thud." --Elizabeth Taylor
HAPPINESS, CONFIDENCE, RESOURCEFULNESS
Brings joy to your workday and strengthens your appetite for life! Orange is the best emotional stimulant. It connects us to your senses and helps to remove inhibitions and makes you independent and social. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy. Orange is a happy, sporty, rejuvenating and refreshing vibration. It sparks an uplifing, cleansing and healthy feeling.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE ORANGE
- Stimulates activity
- Stimulates appetite
- Encourages socialization
"Orange is the happiest color." -- Frank Sinatra
WISDOM, CLARITY, SELF-ESTEEM
Yellow gives clarity of thought, increases awareness and stimulates interest and curiosity. Yellow energy is related to the ability to perceive and understand. The frequency of yellow connects you to your mental self. Yellow inspires good humor, practicality and optimism. Shades of yellow carry the promise of a positive future, instilling joy, enthusiasm and freedom. It inspires creativity and expansion. It expresses 'being young-at-heart' and having a sunny disposition. Yellow is a refreshing color.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE COLOR YELLOW
- Stimulates mental processes
- Stimulates the nervous system
- Activates memory
- Encourages communication
“As a picture painted in yellow always radiates spiritual warmth, or as one in blue has apparently a cooling effect, so green is only boring.” -- Wassily Kandinsky
BALANCE, CALM, SELF CONTROL
Green helps relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts. It cleanses and balances your energy giving you a sense of renewal, peace and harmony. Green connects us to unconditional love and is used for balancing our whole being. The frequency of green inspires self-control, generosity and love of nature. The frequency of the color green inspires reliability, honesty and harmony.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE COLOR GREEN
- Relaxes mentally, as well as physically
- Helps alleviate depression, nervousness, and anxiety
- Offers a sense of renewal, self-control, and harmony
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." -- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
KNOWLEDGE, LOYALTY, DECISIVENESS
Blue is a mentally-relaxing color as it has soothing effect on the nervous system. Blue connects you with wisdom and clarity enhancing communication and speech. It offers inspiration, consideration and loyalty. Blue is the color of trust and peace suggesting loyalty, integrity and a dash of conservatism. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives producing calm in the midst of ever changing life. Scientists have used the color blue in the treatment of a wide variety of psychological problems, including addictions, eating disorders, impotence, and depression. The energetic frequency of electric blue is dynamic and expresses exhilaration.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE COLOR BLUE
- Calming and soothing
- Aids intuition
“Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.” -- John Ruskin
INTUITION, MYSTICISM, UNDERSTANDING
Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes a mystical border of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization. Indigo increases personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings. The indigo energetic frequency connects you to your unconscious self, giving the experience of being part of the whole universe. The color of indigo strengthens intuition, imagination, psychic powers, and increases dream activity.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE COLOR INDIGO
- Increases dream activity
- Enhances intuition, imagination
BEAUTY, CREATIVITY, INSPIRATION
The tone of the color violet purifies your thoughts and feelings giving us inspiration in everything you do. The violet energy connects you to your spiritual self bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength. Violet enhances artistic talent and creativity and is the color of the imagination, universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life. The energetic frequency of violet inspires mystic and royal qualities.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE THE COLOR VIOLET
- Calms the mind and nerves
- Offers a sense of spirituality
- Encourages creativity
"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." -- Alice Walker
MYSTERY, EMPTINESS, PROTECTION
Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. The vibration of black keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions, too much can be overwhelming. Black represents a lack of color, the primordial void, emptiness. Energetically this color frequency is slow, heavy and dark. Black has been associated with stagnant energy that needs transforming.
HOW THE COLOR BLACK AFFECTS US PHYSICALLY
- Makes one feel inconspicuous
- Provides a restful emptiness
- Is mysterious by evoking a sense of potential and possibility
"There's something about black. You feel hidden away in it." -- Georgia O'Keeffe
SERIOUS, DOWN-TO-EARTH, SECURE
Brown says stability, reliability, and approachability. Brown is the color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic. The color brown frequency has a serious, secure and solid feeling. The sense of being down-to-earth and protective, brown feels reassuring and natural.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF COLOR BROWN
- Supplies a feeling of wholesomeness
- Provides a connection with the earth
- Gives a sense orderliness
"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill
PEACEFUL, CLEANLINESS, NEUTRALITY
White projects cleanliness and neutrality. White is color at its most complete and pure, the color of perfection, including all colors of the spectrum. Brides traditionally wear white gowns symbolizing innocence and wholeness. A white picket fence surrounds a home to instill safety and happiness. White castles are a symbol of achievement, fulfilled destiny and spiritual perfection. Doctors wear the color white to instill the idea of hope and expectations for healing and recovery.
“Black and white are absolute...expressing the most delicate vibration, the most profound tranquility, and unlimited profundity.” -- Shiko Munakata
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE THE COLOR WHITE
- mental clarity
- encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles
- evokes pure thoughts or actions
- Enables fresh beginnings
ACHIEVEMENT, PROSPERITY, QUALITY
Gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance, the color psychology of gold implies affluence, material wealth and extravagance. The frequency of gold connects us to higher levels of consciousness and supreme wisdom. Gold is the highest vibration humans can hold in their body and invokes the ultimate connection to their higer self and God.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF THE THE COLOR GOLD
- Instills peace and security
- Encourages clear intuition
- Offers divine connection
The Vibration of Color Is Healing
Think about the colors you surround yourself in. Reflect on the times when you have changed your colous and see how your life changed. The vibrations around us are changing all the time; the energies filling us and our planet are bringing new colors daily. Current fashion trends show us unconscious moods prevailing as designers are attuned to energies of current emotional mood or one they desire to create.
Remember: There is NO ABSOLUTE meaning is what colors and the effects they create.
You carry a rainbow of energy within you. Pay attention to the colors you are drawn to and let it bring you into balance and wellness.