Friday, April 3, 2015

Applying Color to your life

I've always loved Color! Luckily I grew up in a household that embraced color in all manner. Wether it was "what color will I wear today?" to How can I play with color in the design of my home?"
Yes, color played a strong role for me and continues to do so.  Now I apply color to my days in a multitude of ways.   During my sessions I incorporate the use of color in  creating a beautiful tapestry and pallet to invoke refreshing, peaceful, passionate and positively expansive feelings.
Color is a form of non verbal communication. It is not a static energy and its meaning can change from one day to the next with any individual - it all depends on what energy they are expressing at that point in time. 
Please check this out; color in action.

Green balances our energy so that in looking at it we feel confident that growth is inevitable.

"Green is a combination of the colors yellow and blue, each of which brings its own unique energy to the overall feeling of the color green. Blue exudes calm and peace, while yellow radiates liveliness and high levels of energy. As a marriage between these two very different colors, green is a unifier of opposites, offering both the excitement of yellow and the tranquility of blue. It energizes blue’s passivity and soothes yellow’s intensity, inspiring us to be both active and peaceful at the same time. It is a mainstay of the seasons of spring and summer, thus symbolizing birth and growth.

Green is one of the reasons that spring instigates so much excitement and activity. As a visual harbinger of the end of winter, green stems and leaves shoot up and out from the dark branches of trees and the muddy ground, letting us know that it’s safe for us to come out, too. In this way, green invites us to shed our layers and open ourselves to the outside world, not in a frantic way but with an easygoing excitement that draws us outside just to sniff the spring air. Unlike almost any other color, green seems to have its own smell, an intoxicating combination of sun and sky—earthy, bright, and clean. In the best-case scenario, it stops us in our tracks and reminds us to appreciate the great experience of simply being alive.

Green balances our energy so that in looking at it we feel confident that growth is inevitable. It also gives us the energy to contribute to the process of growth, to nurture ourselves appropriately, without becoming overly attached to our part in the process. Green reminds us to let go and let nature do her work, while at the same time giving us the energy to do our own." By Madison Taylor 

How will you incorporate color into your day today?

Some examples of The Meaning of Colors...

Red is the color of energy, passion, action, ambition and determination. It is also the color of anger and sexual passion.

Orange is the color of social communication and optimism. From a negative color meaning it is also a sign of pessimism and superficiality.

With the meaning of colors, in color psychology, yellow is the color of the mind and the intellect. It is optimistic and cheerful. However it can also suggest impatience, criticism and cowardice.

Green is the color of balance and growth. It can mean both self-reliance as a positive and possessiveness as a negative, among many other meanings. 

Blue is the color of trust and peace. It can suggest loyalty and integrity as well as conservatism and frigidity. 

Indigo is the color of intuition. In the meaning of colors it can mean idealism and structure as well as ritualistic and addictive.                       

Purple is the color of the imagination. It can be creative and individual or immature and impractical.        

The color meaning of turquoise is communication and clarity of mind. It can also be impractical and idealistic.

The color psychology of pink is unconditional love and nurturing. Pink can also be immature, silly and girlish.

In the meaning of colors, magenta is a color of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life.

The color brown is a friendly yet serious, down-to-earth color that relates to security, protection, comfort and material wealth.

From a color psychology perspective, gray is the color of compromise - being neither black nor white, it is the transition between two non-colors. It is unemotional and detached and can be indecisive.

Silver has a feminine energy; it is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides - it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious.

Gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance, the color psychology of gold implies affluence, material wealth and extravagance.

White is color at its most complete and pure, the color of perfection. The color meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion.

Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world.



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