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Friday, 29 March 2013

Colour Therapy For Your Home

Colour is a very powerful tool. Different colors affect our moods and behavior and have a major influence over our health, well being, and happiness. It is believed that imbalances in these energy centers are the key reason behind the manifestation of disease. These imbalances, which could occur in the emotional, physical mental and spiritual levels, can be rectified with colour therapy. Since colors in our work and home environment play a crucial role in our ell being, it is imperative that we decorate our surroundings in a way that creates a conducive, supportive environment.


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Every room in your home should be decorated with colors that fit its purpose, size and shape. Colors can alter how big a room looks, e.g. red makes spaces seem smaller while white opens up room making them look larger. Using colors, you can easily transform your home into an oasis of calm for study, or a stimulating environment for play. If you are in the process of designing your home, many home builders have designers on board who can help you pick your colour theme so that you get the best results.

Violet-It has long been associated with spirituality. It acts on the subconscious, lending the individual spiritual strength and opening up intuitiveness. Violet should be ideally be used in bedrooms and treatment rooms. Some people find its calming effects helpful for study so you could use as part of your study/library d├ęcor. Violet is not ideal for entertainment areas.

Blue-It is the colour associated with peace and infinity. It is widely regarded as a cold colour due to its relaxing effect. The colour is indicated in chromo therapy to heal complaints involving congestion, pain, suppuration and plethora. Its calming effects can also be harnessed to help calm down hyperactive children. Blue can be used in any room in the house except those used for physical play or other activities.

Green-This is the colour of nature and is regarded as being a neutral factor. It is neither astringent nor relaxing in its impact. It promotes harmony and balance and in essence, creates a soothing influence in both body and mind. Depending on the shade, green can be used in most areas of the home. It should however be combined well with other colors otherwise harmony and balance could quickly turn into indecision and inactivity.

Yellow-It helps strengthen the nerves, awakens mental inspiration and stimulates higher mental activity. It promotes a feeling of confidence and has been known to be helpful for study as it helps one stay alert. Yellow is ideal for entrance halls and activity rooms. Avoid using yellow in the bedroom since it can keep your mind "switched on" thus interfering with sleep.

Orange- It promotes joy and happiness. It is indicated if you have persistent feeling of pessimism, depression, fear and psychosis. Orange can also stimulate creativity and it is the colour associated with fun and sociability. It can be used in any creative or activity areas in the house.

Red- It simulates energizing and exciting emotions. It also stimulates appetite. It can be used in any activity area but the chosen tone and depth must reflect the space within which it is used. Variations of red can make spaces seem warm and cozy hence its popularity in restaurants.

White- A mixture of all the colors. It emphasizes purity and illuminates our thoughts, giving them clarity. Though white can be used in any room, some people find it intimidating and it should ideally be broken up with other decoration/ornaments/pictures/plants etc.

Colour therapy, also known as chromotherapy, draws on the positive effects of various colors to balance your body's energy centers. So it's not a bad idea to keep in mind the influence of your colour choices when picking the paint for your home.

About the Author: Grace has a passion for all things home releated. With coffee in hand she is always searching the web for great tips and tricks in hopes of helping current to future home owners.