the impact of colour in our lives
Vibrant colour has always been important to me, and played an important role in my life. You’ll never see me in pastels. I prefer the boldness of bright, vivid colours.
Colour fuels my creativity and feeds my emotions. Without colour, my brain and my life feel void of stimulation. I think that’s why I tend to hibernate during winter. I suffer from colour deprivation during the long bleak months of winter where it’s primarily white, with a bit of grey and pale evergreen green thrown in. But with each new day of spring, the greens get greener, and the perennials in the garden begin to bloom, bringing the vibrancy of colour back into our lives.
The colours of spring bring a spirit of rejuvenation, hope, and growth. They energize us to take on new tasks and meet the world with a renewed energy.
I really enjoyed reading “Colour Energy” by Inger Naess. Naess tells us the effect each colour of the spectrum generally has on us:
Red helps us express energy and be forceful. It helps us get noticed and strengthens us.
Orange motivates us, makes us happy, and helps us better connect with others.
Yellow is great for mental stimulation and to prevent depression.
Green gives us peace and balance and helps ease heartache.
Blue strengthens our analytical side and decreases hyperactivity.
Indigo stimulates our intuitive side and brings out the mystical/mysterious side of our being.
Violet strengthens our beliefs and is the colour of inspiration.
The book also contains a test in the back that helps you determine your primary colour. It’s no surprise to me that mine is orange, as when I was a young teen, I wanted my bedroom painted a bright orange and to this day, I still wear an abundance of orange and fuschia as they are colours that bring vibrancy to my life.
What’s your favourite colour? Do you find the descriptions above accurately describe how that colour makes you feel? Have you read “Colour Energy”? Let’s talk colour, and then please subscribe, so you don’t miss a thing!