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Color Your Day : The Benefits of Color Therapy

Updated on August 29, 2014

Color Your Day : The Benefits of Color Therapy

Color Your Day : The Benefits of Color Therapy. Color, color, color, color, it brightens the day and make you happier specially at times when you are stressed out. People have color preferences and usually they based their choices of products they use or wear based on the vibes it creates when they look at it or use the item.

They choose their wardrobe, bags, nail colors and almost everything they consume or use based on the color to some extent. People have their own favorite color as well. For instance, my favorite color is orange and other products, fruits or anything I use, I prefer the orange color. I like the fruit orange, pumpkin and I wear orange regularly.

To some extent you feel happier when you like the color you see and it elevates your mood. I noticed that when I wear a clothing with a color which I like I am in the mood and happier. I have a friend whose favorite color is purple and all her things are all purple in color, from ball pen -- to shoulder bag plus her favorite flower -- violets. How about orange or purple as color of a car, anyone?

The topic of this hub is about color therapy as a method of healing. It is an alternative way of healing which has its roots in Ayurvedic medicine from India.

Color works Chakra charts
Color works Chakra charts

Chakra explained 

  • There are seven main energy centres (chakras) of the body. These chakras are like spirals of energy, each one relating to the others and by utilizing the seven colours of the spectrum, Color Therapy aims to balance and enhance our body's energy centres/chakras and also to help stimulate our body's own healing process.  Colour Therapy in short utilizes colour to re-balance the Chakras that have become depleted of energy.

Color Theraphy Video

What is Color Therapy?

Color therapy , chromotherapy, sometimes called colorology or cromatherapy, is an alternative way of healing method -- a technique which used color and light to balance energy in the person well being, physical, emotional, spiritual or mental.

Color therapy is an area of holistic healing which uses color in an attempt to affect our mood, emotions and  even our health.

The Ayurvedic medicine (from India) describes the body as having major main chakras, seven all in all, which are spiritual centers located along the spine that are associated with a color, function and organ or bodily system. According to this explanation, these colors can become imbalanced and result in physical diseases but these imbalances can be corrected by using the appropriate color as a treatment.

 

Avicenna In his Canon of Medicine he made clear the vital importance of color in both diagnosis and treatment
Avicenna In his Canon of Medicine he made clear the vital importance of color in both diagnosis and treatment

Brief History of Color Therapy

The Beginning -- Avicenna (980-1037) --- viewed color to be of vital importance in diagnosis and traetment, discussed chromotherapy in " The Cannon of Meficine". He wrote that "Color is an observable symptom of disease" and also developed a chart that related color to the temperature and physical condition of the body. His view was that red moved the blood, blue or white cooled it, and yellow reduced muscular pain and inflammation. He further discussed the properties of colors for healing and was "the first to establish that the wrong color suggested for therapy would elicit no response in specific diseases."

The use of color as a therapy has a long history -- the ancient Egyptians and ancient Greeks built healing temples of light and color and the use of color became deeply embedded in Chinese and Indian medicine, and it remains an integral part of Ayurvedic medicine as well.

Paris Hilton and her pink Bentley  Color Your Day : The Benefits of Color Therapy
Paris Hilton and her pink Bentley Color Your Day : The Benefits of Color Therapy
Reese witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legaly Blonde dones a pink colored clothes as well as her dog   Color Your Day : The Benefits of Color Therapy
Reese witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legaly Blonde dones a pink colored clothes as well as her dog Color Your Day : The Benefits of Color Therapy


The Benefits Of Color Therapy

  1. Each and every color has specific healing properties. Usually a color therapist uses certain tools plus visualization techniques and suggestions to apply color to our bodies in an attempt to heal those parts of our bodies suffering under physical, emotional, or spiritual strain.
  2. It uplifts the mood and make a person happier
  3. Sometimes it is combined with other treatment like aromatherapy or other alternative way of healing

 

 

Some Color Plus their Properties

Green

  • Green symbolizes nature and is the universal healing color, and it is currently a popular decorating color,. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision, and it is a good color because it is a calming and nourishing. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Clear perception, self- recognition, and compassion are associated with green.

Blue

  • Because it signifies tranquility, it has been said that blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, thus it is often used as linens in bedrooms. It is believed that blue slows metabolic activity, but at the same time it can also be cold and depressing or pain relieving and it has been found out that people are more productive in blue rooms. Blue enhances clear thinking, diligence and organization.

Orange

  • Orange promotes happiness, joyousness and feeling of wellness. Orange is used to treat depression, hypothyroidism and kidney

    Orange is the color for ideas and mental concepts plus it also symbolizes warmth and prosperity.

Red

  • Red is the strongest and the most emotionally intense color -- red stimulates the heart to beat faster and breathing to increase plus it also increases metabolic activity. As red is the color of love, it is often used as an accent color in decorating. Decorators say that red will attract attention. Self-motivation, leadership and generosity are some qualities of the color red.

Yellow

  • If you want to be in a joyful mood, yellow is a nice color to proejct that mood.It is also considered an optimistic color and it has been found out that most people are temperamental when they are in yellow rooms because if you overused it, it can be overpowering to your eyes.

Black

  • Black is the color of power and it also implies submission to authority. The qualities of black include self-sufficiency plus individualism and protection.

White

  • White is associated with light and it suggests goodness, purity, virginity and innocence, maybe because it signifies pureness --- blank and it is a color of perfection. It denotes successful beginning.

Purple

  • Purple is associated with royalty, king and regality. It strongly symbolizes power, nobility, luxury plus ambition. It signifies wealth and extravagance. Purple is also associated with wisdom, dignity and independence plus it is a powerful color in enhancing creativity, mystery and magic.

 

CONCLUSION:

  • Since color therapy is a method of alternative healing it is not supported by scientific researches, the fact that color changed the mood of a person and uplift their spirit is a good indication that it helps in achieving good health.
  • Color can change how you feel, you might want to change the color of the things you peruse. Sometimes, color therapy is also used with other alternative way of healing like aromatherapy in setting up the mood and uplifting of ones spirit. Being happy and having a good disposition helps in everyday living.

 

 

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      shwetali 3 years ago

      realy its was a great therapy to creat ur mood thanx

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      prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

      Thanks. Red is a nice color. :)

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      Lisa Brown 4 years ago from Michigan

      prettydarkhorse,

      This is a great hub. I too have started to add color to my home. It used to be all white, tan, cream, and brown. I've since added a chocolate room for tranquility, and a golden yellow room for excitement and inspiration, and I'm adding a room with red for energy and spirit.

      Lisa

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A wonderful, colorful hub :) I seem to be attracted to white. It looks good on me. But when I had my colors done I was told to wear orange, blue, pink and especially salmon.

      You've done an excellent job here Maita and voted up and across. I will pin this too and share as well. Thank you. Your photos are lovely because they are of you!

      Blessings,

      Audrey

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Thanks for the read meditations!

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      meditations7 5 years ago from Australia

      Colour is great for stimulating the mind and the soul, this hub is great.

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      UrsulaRose 6 years ago

      Fabulous hubpage full of useful information.

      I am hoping to continue with my Colour Therapy studies as I so love all things to do with COLOUR.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Cheeky my girl, thank you Ms Tangerine! I like black hair in a woman --- and I am fan of color therapy as well, Take care dearest moi friend! You always brighten up my day, Maita

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Hy Maita! Wow! What an amazing hub you have written here, this is just fantastic. I am a believer in colour therapy and parts of my home have different colours for different ways of relaxing.I clothing reds and lilacs or gentle blues I love, and in the summer Tangerine and Peach are lovely to wear. I think people derive a kind of energy from colours. I get mistaken for being Spanish or Italian with my jeyt black hair, so Italian or spanish or mediterannean colour schemes are just lovely! Don't get me talking about this or I'll be here all day! LOL! take care, moi friend! (NIce to see your pics too! Geat!)

      Always love your great hubs! : )

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey GH, thank you bro, Maita

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      you are telegenic with your pictures nyahaha, great hub and refreshing and very peculiar thanks for sharing.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Ms Dolores, thank you so much for saying I look good, just kidding for reading this one, what is your fav color Mam?Maita

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Maita, great stuff on color. I love how they now combine pink and orange, two colors that seem to clash but can look so exiting together. And, Maita, honey, you look lovely in all colors!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      yes andromida, color tells the personality of he person, but most men prefer green and blue, it is a musculine color, thank you, Take care, Maita

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Great information. My fav. color-black,blue,green.. ; Is it true that color even tells the personality of a person.I agree with you that "Color can change how you feel"-this is so true.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi cool, you're cool, what's ur fav color, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Lizzy, thank you dear, Maita

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      LizzyBoo 7 years ago from Czech Republic

      Hello dear: Colours are powerfull for sure. I always feel so happy in blue or red, green. It does light yourself up. Thank you for sharing this lovely hub. Lizzy

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Interesting hub; nice pictures of you too :)

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      cosette 7 years ago

      neat hub! i love your fashion show :)

      i would love that pink Bentley, except i would have it painted Midnight Blue ;)

      you're right about colors both altering and reflecting your moods. i find when i am relaxing with friends, my color choices are easy and relaxed, like pink or yellow, and if i am all business, i choose white with charcoal grey, and if i am feeling determined i wear black, and if i am happy i like to wear red. thanks for an interesting hub. rating it UP.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi K, thank you, thank you, Maita

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      K Partin 7 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Hi Maita,

      Wow great hub I really enjoyed it. The more colors the better I say. And I say you wear any color well! :) Thanks for sharing. K.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hey T, I know you like green, it is the Celtics color, YEAH, good night and I am always glad for you to read any of my hubs, Thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Mike, thanks for that information, about the color red.. oh and I remember you're a painter too??, I hope you can share me about colors in painting. I am so glad for your visit in my hubs, Thank you for your nice compliment, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hey ehern, I write everyday and I join the contest as well health month hubs, I am so glad you're back and I know now your fav color, You should take care fo your eyes, Maita

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      I wear red and purple a lot, with some blacks and grays thrown in. In corporate America, executives will wear red ties to business meetings to symbolize their power.

      I have always been interested in the subconscious response to color, as it can be used in art to evoke specific moods, or confuse the viewer by using colors that contradict the artist's theme.

      Thanks so much for this fine work, Maita. Nice photos also, you are so pretty.

      Mike

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      Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

      Great hub, and excellent points you made on the importance of colors, and changing things up. I like green myself, Orange is a nice summer color. Have a good night.

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      ehern33 7 years ago

      Hi Maita, I never paid much attention to colors only that I have a favorite. I knew some of the significance to them but never really placed much stock into it. You presented this very well and learned a few things too. Red, brown, black, light green, and blue are my favorites. Once again, you are doing great work, I just can't keep up with you anymore. LOL It is all those colors you use are giving you to much energy..

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Rev, black is a universal color, I loved it too, very basic and neutral plus it evoke some kind of mystery, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      HI Dohn, blue and yellow, they are cool to the eyes as well, Thabk you Dohn, you're my angel, Thank you so much for always dropping by, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Beth, it sure does make us happy, what's your fav color my dear friend,Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi az250, oh that's a very nice compliment from you, I am glad you agree with this hub and thank you once again, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi Sandy, thank you,

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi BK, red well that's another fav of mine now you can sleep tighter, Love ya friend, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi angel, there you are, Congrats and you know that I will always support you, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Quill, I will choose orange for you that's my fav color, hehe, maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi mystique, you're an angel, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi hypno, thnaks as always, that's a wonderful comment, and I agree with you about the hospital thing, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi hello, thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey mtsi, oh your jeep is orange, that's my fav color and blue is the color for men, I know that, you must really have fun driving, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Katrina, thank you so much for your comments, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      entertianment, thank you so much, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Kuya, that is the nicest complimenst, Thanks you, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi MIck, Thank you always, You take care as well, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi angl, oh You can always count one me angl, Congrats, YEHEY,,,Maita

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Maita, I'm so excited--i wanted to share this with you. My hub, "use of herbal therapy in chinese medicine," made it to top 10. Please vote for me--i know i can count on your support as always. thank you and i look forward to more chats with you. good night.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Very nice, unique, and pretty. I loved the video and music. Thanks for a well thought out hub- as usual! Take care!

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate' Maita what a colourfully written Hub and it was so fantastic to see you posing in so many different colours to demonstrate this hub. Personally each colour yor demonstrated served to express the truest beauty of the writer, and my ATE'. Thank you Maita sweetie.

      KUYA Dave.

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      entertianmentplus 7 years ago from United States

      Very nice hub.Good read.

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      Katrina Ariel 7 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Excellent! The full spectrum of color can influence us in so many ways. :)

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      mtsi1098 7 years ago

      Very interesting...My color is blue but I have an orange Jeep...So I am felling happy and tranquil while driving :) Anyway, I think this is true that color reflects your moods...thanks

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Great research and a good hub. Well done, Maita.

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      Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

      Maybe there is no scientific evidence but I can assure that wearing yellow glasses while driving attention and reflexes get increased. And this can be easily demonstrated. Plus many hospitals use to paint walls in green not only for relaxation as it seems to have a kind of anti-bacterial property. But they'll never admit it. :)

      Rated up! Very well done Maita.

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      My sweet, sweet kaibigan! I love to work with colors and use them very much in visualization! They are a great help when using this technique. Their vibrational power is astonishing!

      Great hub, darling! Thumbs up!

      Salamat!

      warmest regards and blessings galore,

      Al

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Ok great hub Maita...so pick a Color for me...I have lost my crayons AGAIN...

      Many Blessings

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      I'm a blue and white girl. I'm always attracted to these colors, though I love colors in general. Color therapy is such a powerful thing and it can create moods and ambience. Thanks for the interesting hub.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Interesting hub. So much truth to color.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yes, yes, yes! Ever since I painted my living room red about 9 months ago I can sit in this room and feel so energized and get so much writing done. I've since added more color throughout the house.

      What a great thorough hub. I appreciate all the information about the chakras too.

      Thank so much! Bookmarked!

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      a2z50 7 years ago

      Great idea for content ! Ver good research, thanks for doing that on this one Hub! I was in direct sales for XX years I've always paid much attention to this factor.

      Thank You Again!

      Ron

      As Always Also Rprcarz50 Keep on Hubbing

      New https://hubpages.com/relationships/We-Were-Going-A

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Color not only affects how I feel, it affects the people around me too. So depending on where and why I am going somewhere, I always choose a color that is appropriate. Funny thing to think of, but it does have it's advantages. Color therapy is very intriguing, and you have written another wonderful hub Maita! xox

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      This was so entertaining to read, Maita. Blue is my favorite color and yellow is secondary to that. In the summer time, I like to wear vibrant colors and yes, it does put me in a much better mood. The happier and more confident you are, the more people will take notice of you. No one likes a grouch :D Awesome, Maita! What a great idea for a hub.

      Dohn

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      This hub is great Maita. Color therapy is really wonderful and it is used in many hospitals and private therapists offices because they realize the psychological affect it has upon moods. It is like the weather, when it is a gray or rainy day, I do feel as spiffy as I do when the sun is shining brightly. Colors do play a role in how we feel.

      Thank you for reminding me. Now, let me go take off my BLACK dress (smile).

      Forever His,