Chromotherapy: the effects of colors on morale
When everything is gray (time and / or morale), let's put some color back in our life. Let's learn how to use the calming or energetic virtues of the entire chromatic range.
While colors are omnipresent in our environment, we often have very little awareness of their true effects on our body, our emotions and our mind. However, they have been used for a long time in traditional Chinese and Indian medicines: they are there, for example, associated with the chakras, the energy centers of the body. And, like light, they can have a positive influence to improve our daily lives.
WHY ARE CERTAIN SHADES SOOTHING?
It is a property of so-called “cold” colors, mainly blue, known to bring serenity and tranquility, and to soothe anxiety. Blue is also the symbol of calm and peace. Turquoise, which is lighter, is relaxing, as is indigo, which stimulates intuition, and purple, which also promotes inspiration (it is often associated with spirituality). Green is considered calming and stabilizing. Preferred in offices and bedrooms.
ON THE OTHER HAND, WHICH PROVIDE ENERGY?
These are the so-called "warm" shades, such as yellow (stimulating and revitalizing) and toning orange. Red increases vitality, especially sexual, but also anger ... or appetite! To be favored in the kitchen, the dining room ... but to be avoided in excess in the rest rooms. But you can perfectly combine several shades in a room. Thus, in a child's room, the blue or green corner will be that of rest and the most colorful space, that of play.
HOW TO USE THEM IN ITS INTERIOR?
In decoration, color is almost everything, and it is the first element that creates an atmosphere. But, without completely messing up your interior, you can very simply add notes of color by small touches on the sheets, lamps, cushions, tables ... You can also associate a complementary color to the chosen dominant (see table of the symbolism of colors, next page) to bring out their visual harmony. But also to avoid, by the monochromy, the excess of energy of a color ... whose effects could prove to be too powerful. Thus, a completely red room can maintain the feeling of anger. Slicing with its complement avoids, without lack of taste, overdose and the feeling of discomfort that could be felt.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY IT?
In many ways, without necessarily going through a chromotherapist, or using filters. We can simply look at a color that we love and that makes us feel good on a fabric, a painting, or in nature, which offers an incredible palette. You can also wear your favorite colors on yourself (changing according to your desires and needs), including small touches: clothes, stoles, but also colored semi-precious stones. Even put on shoes, a few minutes a day, glasses with tinted lenses to see life in pink ... or in green, blue, yellow!
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