The clothes we wear the car we drive and the houses we live in all have a color and at sometime in our lives we were attracted to those colors. Ever put a shirt on in morning and been pleased with it only to find by the afternoon you change it for another shirt one that feels more appropriate to your mood. Color expresses our mood our character and our relationship to the world. There are positive and negative energies in all colors and the way we feel enhances those qualities.
Being aware of color magic can change your world, for example the normal non thinking thing to do, is when you are upset or a little withdrawn you will choose dark colors navy blues, blacks, dark greens etc. Those colors you chose just reflected your mood perfectly without a thought.
Now the next time you go to put on a new set of clothes check your feelings emotions and general well-being. If you find your feeling down then choose a color that will lift your mood rather than keep it in it’s present state. Example: I’ve had a rotten night’s sleep got work early I’m tired already, with a little more thought on how can I make this day better I choose a bright red shirt to give me some energy a set of long white trousers to uplift my mood detoxifying my spirit. Next I choose bright blue shoes to remind to look up! it’s the color of the sky.
Within a business setting or going for that interview bright flamboyant colors, not so appropriate if you are feeling strong and confident go for navy blue or black with a splash of color. Choose a color with the energy you need help with. Lacking a little softness in your approach try a little pink. Striving to be noticed a little orange here and there will attract eye’s looking your way. Not to over stated though.
The Color Wheel
Red is fiery and energetic and creates inner warmth, confidence, courage, energy, strength, determination, passion, sexual attraction and keeps us spontaneous! The color red stimulates cell growth also relates to stability and security. Red encourages us to have will power and to be ambitious.
Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, confidence, intelligence, faith and truth. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness inspiration, confidence, sincerity and peace. Blue is the color of Wisdom, Communication, and Spirituality.
Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness. Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.
Turquoise is the color of the Ocean and dolphin energy. It is pure, healing, calming, uplifting and creates joy and happiness also bringing communication through art and creative expression. Turquoise represents freedom and intelligence and can help us tap into Ancient wisdom, telepathic ability. As it is said to provide protection from negativity, turquoise can also help bring peace and higher energy to relationships.
Green has wonderful harmonizing energy, and so is healing and calming. It promotes growth, fertility, love and creativity, Green is a tranquil, peaceful color that is also patient.Green balances the nerves and body and brings us Mother Nature’s healing vibrations.
Purple is associated with intuition, vision and mystery, as well as royalty. It is a spiritual color and wonderful used in Meditation. Purple helps give us inspiration, peace of mind and is healing and calming. Purple is wonderful for your imagination, inspiration and creative energy. It is a color of Wisdom and Inner Strength.
Magenta connects our spiritual life to our unconscious self and to the divine, promoting the union of instinct and intellect. Magenta is a color of love, tenderness and passion. It strengthens intuition, creativity, Artistic inspiration, imagination, psychic powers, and also increases dream activity.
Bronze & Brown, is used in color therapy and color healing art for grounding and helping people connect with Mother Nature. It helps give stability, strength, and comfort and represents reliability and sophistication. Brown also has balancing and nourishing energies.
Silver enhances intuitive energies and gives us inspiration. It is mystically considered to improve speech and is healing and cleansing. It also helps enhance the energies of gemstones. Silver is related to the energies of the moon, which is associated with feminine energy. Silver can also bring trustworthiness and romance.
Black is not a color and we see it as a shade containing not a trace of color. The energies of black are, Boldness, Power, elegance, sophistication, formality, seriousness and wealth. Black has depth and conceals and is said to be stylish, mysterious, slimming and sexy, hence the little black dress and smoky eye shadow worn by women on a night out on the town! Black also represents control and is a good technical color.
White is not a color. It reflects light and mixed with colors softens them. It has the energy of light. It symbolizes Cleanliness, purity, innocence, simplicity, freshness, peace, humility, truth and spirituality. White is said to be the shade of new beginnings.
Pink is the color of the heart and represents unconditional love, tenderness, caring, compassion, gentleness and romance. Feminine intuitive energy comes with the softness of pink. Promotes self-esteem as well as artistic, creative energies. Red energies are in pink mixed with the softer energy of white.
Orange is a fun color radiating warmth, happiness and creativity. It helps us feel devoted, determined optimistic, enthusiastic, and cheerful. Orange encourages spontaneity, vitality and confidence, is a sociable color, promoting lively conversation. Orange also helps us have independence and creates attraction and success.
Gold / Yellow is an Optimistic and positive color, that is rich and warm. Gold is linked to masculine energy and the power of the sun. It is associated with higher ideals, wisdom and enlightenment. It inspires knowledge, spirituality and a deep understanding of the self and the soul. It promotes compassion, love, and the sharing of knowledge. Gold has long been associated with royalty and is associated with abundance and prosperity and the powerful energy that brings light and life to all beings.