“ Colour is a power which directly influences the soul” in the words of W.Kandinsky.
Do you control your life or does life control you..? Wondering what is it and how is it different? Yes, the two questions are very different from each other.. and requires a pause to ponder on it. In the lives we live today, we are surrounded by stress. We need to find innovative ways to de-stress, most of us find sitting out in nature peaceful.
Children and colour are synonymous and they resonate around bright and warm colour. Colour psychology is a very interesting and important aspect of colours. The world around us is full of colour, which has its multiple hues. Irrespective of age and gender colour has a role to play. Our human body is also governed by the chakras which have 7 different colours and to a large extent governs our body, mood and health. Hence, colour understanding and its usage make it important for human psychology and growth. Did you know that when we google the image of a colour wheel, the image that pops up doesn’t show us the colour black? You know what does it mean? That BLACK is not the colour its, the absence of colour…Yes, hence black is always associated with mystery. It evokes strong emotions.
Let’s understand about some commonly used colour, and what does it speak about you.
Red: Red is a very powerful colour and one of the stimulating colours. It stimulates the colour of aggression and passion. It must be very sparingly used with kids who are already very active. Since this is a very strong colour, it must be used well to balance it with white. We associate red with fire, aggression and passion.
Blue: The colour blue is associated with calmness, trustworthy, and peaceful. Hence it’s the widely used colour with corporate, especially in the bank where the act of displaying trust in customers is needed. But too much of blue in any aspect of your life can bring about coldness, isolations as blue also depict loneliness and sadness. If look at the colour blue it represents the throat chakra, so all the kids aspiring to learn singing, talking, must wear a lot of blue.
Yellow: It’s the healing colour, the colour of life, happy colour. How does it feel if the sun doesn’t show up ..gloomy isn’t it. It’s a good colour when you are low and want to uplift yourself.
Green: It’s the colour of growth and prosperity, rebirth and abundance. People who like green are progressive, positive but every colour must be balanced well with the right combination. Darker options are not very good ones for kids.
Pink: Is the colour of love, romance, it depicts sentiments and youthful energy. A good colour for kids as long as the hue is kept light. This is a very popular colour for the kids.
Brown is the colour of grounding, it’s very organic and is not recommended for kids.
Black, is not a colour. Its depicts power, mystery, confidence.
White / off white/ivory is a very calming and balancing colour. It can be used extensively, in the absence of any colour. But remember, excess of anything is bad. If someone wears only white or mostly white it has a very overpowering and disturbing effect.
Indigo Colour recommended for study, concentration and knowledge. Recommended small proportion for kids.
While we just saw the different uses of the colours. It’s important to understand that colours are a strong point to make a difference in one’s life.
Here are a few quick tips :
Lazy kid: Use Orange / Red balance it well light colours.
Aggressive Kids: Use Blue or Green in the room
Lacks Concentration: Use Blue, violet, indigo and emerald.
Lacks Appetite: Use Orange.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding the psychology of the colour. It has larger roles to play in our day to day life. Ever thought if you are wearing a particular colour, why do you attract it? If your company logo is in a particular colour and if you are doing average what is it that your logo has to say? I take a lot of care to understand the nature of business and the person in designing the logo or the name plate for someone’s home. It’s a tool if used wisely is like a pandora’s box. Go ahead and explore your combination and remember…
Sometimes all you need is a little splash of colours