Change your colors, change your mood

The right color can help counter depression, calm emotions, increase concentration and physical endurance, knock off extra pounds, create a new outlook and much more.

by Julia Busch — 

Have you ever wondered why someone painted their house bright chartreuse or wore the same color day after day — perhaps one that you would never consider wearing?

The advertising industry knows why. Your interior decorator and psychologist also know why. Ancient Egyptians, basking in their color and light temples knew, and modern science knows.

Color influences the body, mind and emotions. The right color can help counter depression, calm emotions, increase concentration and physical endurance, knock off extra pounds, create a new outlook and much more.

So, let us look at how colors can affect you.

Red — Balances depression associated with physical weakness

Yellow — Warms you to balance sadness

Orange — Counters feelings of failure, low self-esteem and loneliness

Green — Tunes your energy to the earth and humanity

Chartreuse — Counters confusion, boredom and inertia

Magenta — Allows a flight of fancy

Cantaloupe — Stimulates appreciation for creativity

Blue — Helps erase worry and restlessness

Beige — Increases staying power when your emotional energies are low

Purple — Brings clarity, encouraging new options for unresolved situations

Indigo — Helps provide insight and mental penetration while boosting intuition

Lavender — Soothes, while helping you refine your spirituality

Olive — Grounds you, countering unrealistic, negative thinking

Salmon — Subtly brings you out of hiding, when worn on the body

Gray — Calms for a power move, when worn

White — Protects you by reflecting

 

Julia Busch is president of Anti-Aging Press, Inc., editor of the So Young™ anti-aging newsletter and author of 10 books. For free in-depth information on the power of color, available by e-mail only at juliabusch@att.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 28, Number 6, Dec 2009/Jan 2010.

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