Colours are constantly all around us. But do we ever think about how we see them?
Color therapy is broadly the study of how colors impact our behaviour. Some might soothe us, some energise us. According to this study, some even heal us!
It does not hurt you & is used as a complementary treatment alongside other treatments. Check out the different forms of this treatment.
Promotes: Energy, strength, motivation, confidence, will-power, courage, initiative, focussing on attention to detail
Good for: Depression, negativity, shyness (avoid in anger, irritability)
Promotes: Stimulates body and mind, self-esteem, optimism, inner strength, creativity, self-expression, happiness, opens mind to new ideas and perspectives, revitalising
Good for: Depression, negativity, trauma, stress, bereavement and loss
Promotes: Enthusiasm, balancing thoughts and feelings, wisdom
Good for: Depression (especially during menopause), stress, anxiety
Promotes: Uplifting, cleansing, self-respect, self-confidence, self-control, ability to rationalise and reason, contentment, mentally stimulating
Good for: Depression, despair, fatigue, negativity, sensitivity to criticism, lack of confidence (avoid in insomnia, hyperactivity)
Promotes: Balance, harmony, personal development, self-acceptance, compassion for self and others, renewal
Good for: Stress, anxiety, self-pity, confusion
Promotes: Calm, peace, relaxation, slowing down, steadying, self-expression, intuition, honesty, truth, creativity
Good for: Insomnia, stress, anxiety, over-excitement, anger
VIOLET / PURPLE
Promotes: Inspiration, imagination, empathy, sense of belonging, helping others, self-respect, dignity
Good for: Stress, anxiety, obsessions, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, severe depression
Promotes: Calm, clarity of thought, affection, compassion, nurturing, kindness, resolving
Good for: Difficult relationships, insomnia, anger, aggression, over-sensitivity
Promotoes: Resistance, obstruction, opposition, and enmity.
Good for: Shooing away hatred
Black should be used sparingly, as too much black can cause depression or aggravate such emotional/mental conditions. Black also increases fear, suspicion and paranoia.
Promotes: Purity, virtue & spirituality, vitality & supportive feelings.
Good for: Healing fevers, infections & pain, calming the heart, mind, nerves and emotions.