Colour Therapy

Colour Therapy

Colour therapy is a powerful tool used in interior design. First of all, we can use colour therapy to help alleviate problems we may have, whether they are mental, emotional or physical.

Thus, the colours you use in your environment can relax and heal, balance your emotions, aid learning and can be mentally stimulating or relaxing.

Red 

RedKey Words: Passion, Love, Stimulating, Danger, Warmth, Anger

Effects: Boosts your energy, Uplift your spirit, Stimulates passion & Appetite

Where: Bedroom, Dining Room, Restaurant

 

 

Red is a stimulating colour that can give our energy levels a boost. Therefore, it is often used in the food industry as it stimulates appetite and increases cravings.

Probably, the best colour to use in the bedroom as it encourages passion and sexual desire.

In contrast, too much red can lead us to become angry and agitated, increasing our heart rate and blood pressure.

Red Crystals: Stimulating and strengthening, these crystals work well for activating creativity & revitalising potency, but may overexcite volatile emotions. (Faceted Ruby)

Associated Aroma: (Energising & Stimulating) Ginger, Rosemary, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Clary Sage

Orange

Orange

Key Words: Creative, Stimulating, Uplifting, Optimistic, Cheerful

Effects: Feelings of optimism, Creates a joyful atmosphere

Where: Dining Room, Sitting Room, Snug, Games Room

 

 

Orange stimulates our senses both physically and mentally, therefore, an excellent colour to use in social situations to help encourage conversation.

A warm, happy go lucky colour that combines the passion or red and joyfulness of yellow. Thus, adding a splash of orange to your home accessories will add zest to the room and an air of happiness.

Orange Crystals: Are activating and releasing, these crystals are useful for building up energetic structures. Many orange stones attract abundance and help with creative projects. (Carnelian)

Associated Aroma: Sandalwood, Lemon, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sweet orange grapefruit or lemon (Refreshing & Uplifting) Ginger, Rosemary, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Clary Sage (Energising & Stimulating)

Yellow

Yellow

Key Words: Communication, Cheerful, Fun, Creative, Impatient

Effects:  Helps us focus, study & recall information, Helps with communication

Where: Study, Kitchen, Office, Classroom

 

Yellow is a cheerful and illuminating colour associated with the sun. As a result, we feel happier when the sun is out, and yellow mimics these feelings which inspire enthusiasm for life.

Furthermore, a colour of fresh new ideas and mental challenge, it helps us to make decisions, although can be impulsive. Because yellow is a fast moving colour, it can cause us to feel anxious.

Yellow Crystals: Awakening & organising, yellow crystals activate the mental level and the solar plexus. Calm emotions and infections. Useful for SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). (Citrine)

Associated Aroma: Basil, Lemongrass, Cardamom, Grapefruit, Camphor, Patchouli, Peppermint, Peppermint & Rosemary (Mental & Memory Stimulant)

Green

Green

Key Words: Nurturing, Balancing, Growth, Renewal, Generous, Calming, Relaxing

Effects: Creates a sense of calm, Helps us feel the balancing effects of nature

Where: Bedroom, Bathroom, Meditation Space, Spa, Therapy Room, Sitting Room, Snug, Reception

 

Green is the colour of nature, associated with growth, renewal and rebirth, so helps us to feel calm and relaxed.

Also, green is the combination of blue and yellow, so carries the positive aspects of these colours, yellows optimistic outlook and the tranquillity of blue. As a result, creating a tone that inspires hope and balance.

Furthermore, it is a healing and balancing colour that helps to ease the mind, body and soul. As a result, alleviating the anxious mind.

In contrast, too much green can make you feel over relaxed, so, add accents of an uplifting colour such as orange to create balance.

Green Crystals: Calming and balancing, green crystals provide healing for the eyes and heart. Green crystals are best used to calm emotions and help us feel balanced. Traditionally used for diseases of the eye. (Malachite)

Associated Aroma: Neroli, Geranium, Rose, Cypress, Lemon (Balancing & Restoring) Sandalwood, Chamomile, Geranium, Rose Otto, Ylang Ylang, Orange (Relaxing & Sleep)

Blue

Key Words: Peaceful, Calm, Caring, Restful, Loyalty, Reliable

Effects: Reduces Stress, Creates relaxing & calming spaces

Where: Bedroom, Office, Bathroom, Study, Therapy Room, Reception areas

 

 

Blue is the colour of peace and tranquillity because it slows down our metabolism it helps us to feel calm and at ease. Furthermore, it helps to improve our concentration and productivity.

Similarly, to green, blue is another colour associated with nature. When we feel off balance, we are instinctively drawn to the sea to unwind.

Furthermore, incorporating blue into our homes help aid communication and self-expression. Also creating a calm environment which helps reduce stress.

Blue Crystals: Are calming and help facilitate communication and self-expression. These crystals can ground or project spiritual energy. They can help with channelling intuition, (Angelite)

Associated Aroma: Basil, Lemongrass, Cardamom, Grapefruit, Camphor, Patchouli, Peppermint, Peppermint & Rosemary (Mental & Memory Stimulant) Sandalwood, Chamomile, Geranium, Rose Otto, Ylang Ylang, Orange (Relaxing)

Turquoise

Turquise

Key Words: Calmness, Peace, Emotional Balance, Creativity, Tranquillity

Effects:  Calms the nervous system, Gives confidence to speak, Aids with spiritual growth

Where: Mediation Room, Bedroom, Bathroom, Reception, Spa

 

Turquoise is a combination colour of blue, green and yellow. Therefore, it shares many of there traits, the tranquillity of blue, balancing of green and the uplifting vibe of yellow.

Thus, it helps balance and stabilises emotions. Also, it helps with clear thinking and decision making. Because it is invigorating, it helps to restore energy.

As a result, it is the best colour to wear when public speaking as it helps to control speech and also helps you to feel confident. Finally, it also helps to releive the anxious mind.

Blue Crystals: Are calming and help facilitate communication and self-expression. These crystals can ground or project spiritual energy. They can assist with channelling intuition. (Angelite)

Associated Aroma: Neroli, Geranium, Rose, Cypress, Lemon (Balancing & Restoring) Sandalwood, Chamomile, Geranium, Rose Otto, Ylang Ylang, Orange (Relaxing)

Violet

Colour Therapy Violet

Key Words: Spiritual Enlightenment, Creative, Psychic, Individual, Love of humanity, Compassion

Effects: Creates a balanced mind, Good for spiritual practices

Where: Spa, Bedroom, Church, Mediation Room

 

Violet is creative and expressive, also a harmonious colour that aids mental balance and stability while stimulating the imagination.

Above all, it has spiritual meaning, because it allows us to enhance psychic abilities and attain spiritual enlightenment.

Furthermore, it is a symbol of wealth and luxury, so often associated with royalty. In contrast, violet should be used with caution as it can create a depressive mood in some people.

Finally, it is well suited to meditation rooms as an introspective tone that enables us to access our inner thoughts.

Violet Crystals: (Purple, Indigo, Lilac Crystals) Integrating & aligning, these crystals have great spiritual-awakening qualities, stimulating service to others. Used to cool over-heated energies. (Fluorite)

Associated Aroma: Tea Tree, Lavender, Thyme. Juniper, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Pine (Clearing & Purifying)

Pink

Colour Therapy - Pink

Key Words: Feminine, Love, Compassion, Romance, Understanding, Nurturing

Effects: Creates a loving environment, Enhances romance and feelings of love & compassion

Where: Bedroom, Kids Room, Spa, Bathroom

 

Pink is a combination colour of red and white. Therefore, it shares many of there traits, the passion of red and the purity of white.

Because it is the colour of unconditional love, it can create a nurturing and comfortable environment. Therefore, it calms our emotions and helps us to release negative feelings, while having a calming effect on our nervous system.

Pink Crystals: Offer unconditional love, nurturing and comfort, pink crystals are perfect for healing your heart, releasing grief, calming emotions and instilling acceptance, ideal for long-term use. (Rose Quartz)

Associated Aroma: Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Geranium, Sandalwood (Romantic) Sandalwood, Chamomile, Geranium, Rose Otto, Ylang Ylang, Orange (Relaxing & Sleep)

Magenta

Colour Therapy - Magenta

Key Words: Harmony, Balance, Spiritual, Compassionate, Loving, Creative, Artistic, Harmony, Love

Effects: Spiritual Enlightenment, Alleviate stress

Where: Study, Meditation Room, Sitting room, Music room

 

Magenta is a combination colour of red and violet. Therefore, it shares many of there traits, the passion of red and the spiritualism of violet.

Above all, magenta is a pure colour that works well when developing our intuition and psychic abilities. Also, balances us emotionally, mentally and physically. Therefore, a tone that lifts our spirits when we feel stress and inspires personal development.

In contrast, if overused in a room the dominant colour can overwhelm you and cause anxiety. As a result, use sparingly and always add a colour that will create a balance.

Associated Crystal: (Red) Stimulating and strengthening, these crystals work well for activating creativity & revitalising potency, but may overexcite volatile emotions. (Faceted Ruby) (Purple, Indigo, Lilac Crystals) Integrating & aligning, these crystals have important spiritual-awakening qualities, stimulating service to others. Used to cool over-heated energies. (Fluorite)

Associated Aroma: Neroli, Geranium, Rose, Cypress, Lemon (Balancing & Restoring)

Brown

Colour Therapy - BrownKey Words: Stable, Supportive, Comforting, Sensitive, Honest, Quality, Down to earth

Effects: Create a calm environment, Feelings of security

Where: Lounge, Sitting Room, Snug, Bedroom

 

Brown is a stable and robust colour. Because it symbolises security and material possessions it has the feeling of physical comfort and quality.

Therefore, it creates a comfortable home that feels pleasurable, so, encourages a sense of belonging with friends and family.

Due to the neutral tone, it combines well with the majority of colours. In contrast, too much brown can make you feel lethargic. So, introducing some uplifting colours will add balance.

Brown Crystals: Good for grounding the physical body and detoxifying negative energies, these crystals are useful protectors. (Tigers Eye)

Associated Aroma: Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Tangerine, Lavender, Combine lavender with vanilla (Warm & Secure)

Grey

Colour Therapy - Grey

Key Words: Classic, Stable, Calming, Elegant, Formal, Dependable

Effects: Create a timeless look

Where: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Buildings Exterior, Office, Restaurant, Bar

 

 

Grey is a combination colour of black and white. Therefore, it shares many of there traits, the sophistication of black and the simplicity of white.

While grey is an unemotional colour, when combined with optimistic tones such as turquoise or orange the balance of the two can create an exciting mix. Above all, grey is a colour universally liked by all for its sophistication.

Associated Aroma: Basil, Lemongrass, Cardamom, Grapefruit, Camphor, Patchouli, Peppermint, Peppermint & Rosemary (Mental & Memory Stimulant)

Silver

Colour-Therapy-SILVER

Key Words: Balancing, Calming, Glamour, Modern, Sleek, Feminine Power, Neutral

Effects: Illuminates & Supports, Creates a sophisticated style

Where: Kitchen, Lounge, Snug, Office, Bar, Restaurant

 

Silver is a sophisticated and contemporary colour. It soothes and is pure. Thus, this is a cleansing colour that can help with any physical, mental or emotional issues.

Because silver is related to the moon, it reflects the energies of the surrounding colours, thus enhancing their qualities.

Associated Crystal: White/Clear Crystal: Purifying and focusing energy, these crystals link to the highest realms of being. Excellent for when situations need clarifying or for opening intuition and gaining insight. (Snow Quartz)

Associated Aroma: Tea Tree, Lavender, Thyme, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Pine (Clearing & Purifying)

Gold

Colour-Therapy-gold

Key Words: Success, Passion, Optimistic, Abundance, Wealth, Positive, Self-Worth, Masculine, Wisdom

Effects: Create a sense of grandeur, luxury

Where: Lounge, Bathroom, Home office, Entrance Hall, Restaurant, Boutique, Hotel

 

Gold is a generous and compassionate colour that shines as bright as the sun. Therefore, it is the colour of success and wealth also, luxury and abundance.

As a result, adding gold to any room, you will feel an air of luxury, warmth and sophistication.

Associated Crystal: (Orange) Activating and releasing; these crystals are useful for building up energetic structures. Many orange crystals attract abundance and help with creative projects. (Carnelian)(Yellow) Awakening & organising, yellow crystals activate the mental level and the solar plexus. Calm emotions and infections. Useful for SAD. (Citrine)

Associated Aroma: Ginger, Rosemary, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Clary Sage (Energising & Stimulating)

White

Colour-Therapy-WHITE

Key Words: Purity, New Beginnings, Simplicity, Innocence, Cleanliness, Sterile, Stark

Effects: Creates pure backdrop, Cleansing Space

Where: Everywhere

 

White is the purest colour in the spectrum. As a result, it represents new beginnings, also it cleanses thoughts and emotions, therefore, helping you to release negativity and have a sense of renewal.

Because it contains an equal balance of all the colours of the spectrum, it represents both the positive and negative aspects of all colours.

While it provides little stimulation to the senses, white combines well with every colour so you can have fun trying out different combinations that create different moods.

Associated Crystal: White/Clear Crystal: Purifying and focusing energy, these crystals link to the highest realms of being. Excellent for when situations need clarifying or for opening intuition and gaining insight. (Snow Quartz)

Associated Aroma: Tea Tree, Lavender, Thyme. Juniper, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Pine (Clearing & Purifying)

Black

Colour-Therapy-black

Key Words: Sophisticated, Seductive, Protection, Formal, Strong, Protection, Comfort

Effects: Create a sophisticated space

Where: Bar, Restaurant, Kitchen (As an accent colour)

 

Black is a sophisticated and seductive colour. Above all, it is mystical and has a direct link to death and the dark side.

As a result, use caution when decorating with black, as too much can be overwhelming and create a negative environment. Therefore, using high vibration, energetic colours will bring the scheme together.

 Associated Crystal: Good for grounding the physical body and detoxifying negative energies, these crystals are useful protectors. (Tigers Eye)

Associated Aroma: Basil, Lemongrass, Cardamom, Grapefruit, Camphor, Patchouli, Peppermint, Peppermint & Rosemary (Mental & Memory Stimulant)

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