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How do Colours bring Positive Benefits to our lives : Colour Therapy!

Updated on May 21, 2017
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Chitrangada has keen interest in Alternative therapies.As a parent and teacher she shares her real life experiences for benefit of readers.

It is a colourful World!
It is a colourful World! | Source

The Significance Of Colours In Our Lives!

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  • How many times, have you used these phrases?
  • She was 'green' with envy.
  • She was 'white' with fear.
  • Stopped by the 'red' light and zipped by 'red'.
  • I am having the winter 'blues' etc.
  • Have you ever wondered, why you chose to wear 'yellow' on a particular day or felt more comfortable in a light 'blue' coloured wall room!
  • This is because of the simple reason that Colours do influence our mood, personality, feelings, emotions, our physical energy or well being.
  • Your preferred colour choices can tell a lot about your inclinations, your state of mind and even your characteristics as a whole.
  • Recently, I had attended a workshop regarding use of colours in our daily life by a reputed Feng shui expert. What I could gather from the discussion, I want to share here. Hope it is as interesting to you as it was for me.

VIBGYOR: The Rainbow colors
VIBGYOR: The Rainbow colors | Source
Colorful flowers
Colorful flowers | Source

VIBGYOR Vibes!

  • It is a scientific and proven fact that everything has a vibration/ frequency including us.
  • The Human Body consists of Energy Centres or Seven CHAKRAS, as called in Hindi.
  • Each individual CHAKRA represents one colour of the Rainbow. But these colors are not visible to the naked eye. Every colour in the Rainbow radiates a different vibration.
  • Reds vibrate very slowly, whereas Violets vibrate very quickly.
  • The other five colours vibrate at rates between these two colours.
  • The colour vibration of a particular CHAKRA can be enhanced by using that particular colour when we are in need of that related energy.
  • For example, the colour 'yellow' stimulates our mind and is related to wisdom, thought and spoken words. The energy related to Self confidence and self esteem are signified by this color. Therefore you would benefit by using 'yellow' when you are preparing for that Interview or Presentation.

Using colors for a positive impact on our everyday life.
Using colors for a positive impact on our everyday life. | Source
Colors have great impact on our life!
Colors have great impact on our life! | Source

Different Colours At Homes and Workplaces Their Effects, Suggested Areas To Use Them

## VIOLET:

Effects-

  • Calming for body and mind.
  • Good for meditation and prayer.
  • Enhances purpose and dignity.
  • Heightens awareness and helps to give our best.

Areas:

  • Places of worship.
  • Entry areas to clinics
  • Pale violet in bedrooms.
  • Areas where you light diyas( earthen candles) in Diwali.


## INDIGO:

Effects-

  • Helps to open up our intuition.
  • The colour of Divine knowledge and the higher mind.

Areas:

  • Quiet places.
  • Bedrooms.
  • Treatment rooms.
  • For study rooms or Libraries.
  • Not meant for entertainment rooms.

## BLUE:

Effects-

  • Calming.
  • Relaxing.
  • Healing.
  • Colour of communication.

Areas:

Any rooms except those used for playing or physical activity.

## GREEN:

Effects-

  • Balancing,
  • Harmonising,
  • Encourages tolerance and understanding.

Areas:

  • Depending upon the shade it can be used for most of the areas.
  • Can be used with other colours to maintain balance and harmony.

## YELLOW:

Effects-

  • Stimulates mental activity.
  • Enhances feeling of confidence.
  • Increase alertness

Areas:


  • Activity rooms.
  • Entrance halls.
  • It is not ideal for bedrooms since it keeps our mind alert and thus can interfere with sleep.

## ORANGE:

Effects-

  • Warming and Energizing.
  • Stimulates Creativity.
  • The colour of Fun and Socializing.

Areas-

  • Any activity area or creative area.
  • Not ideal for bedrooms or areas of possible stress.

Colors should be used consciously to better our lives.
Colors should be used consciously to better our lives. | Source

## RED:

Effects-

  • Energizing, exciting the emotions.
  • Stimulates the appetite.

Areas:

  • If used appropriately, Red and its variations can make a space feel warm and cozy.
  • Any activity area.
  • Careful choice is necessary as regards tone and depth, as it can make a space look smaller and can appear oppressive.
  • Can be used in restaurants.

## MAGENTA:

Effects-

  • A combination of Red and Violet, it combines our earthy and spiritual self, thus balancing spirit and matter.
  • Uplifts and helps gain a feeling of completeness and fulfilment.

Areas:

  • Lecture rooms.
  • Meditation rooms
  • Not ideal for activity or play room.

## TURQUOISE:

Effects-

Cool and calming and good for the nervous system and immune system.

Areas:


Any room but not ideal for activity areas.

## PINK:

Effects-

  • This is meant for soothing and nurturing.
  • Helps to dissolve anger and encourages love and soft feelings.

Areas:


Ideal for babies or children' s bedrooms.

## BLACK:

Effects-

  • Black if used with other colour, enhances the energy of that colour.
  • Black gives us the space for reflection and inner searching.

Areas:

Not ideal as a single colour, but when used with care can enhance and complement other colors in almost any situation.

## WHITE:

Effects-

  • White contains all the colours.
  • It emphasizes Purity.
  • It illuminates our thoughts and gives us clarity.

Areas:

  • It can be used in any room.
  • Needs to be broken up with another colour or with plants or pictures to avoid intimidation.

How colors affect you? source: You tube

How to understand Feng shui colors: source: You tube

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To Sum up:

  • The use of colour as a Therapy dates back to thousand of years.
  • The evidence for the same can be found in ancient scriptures of India, China and Egypt.
  • Colour as a Therapy is a holistic and powerful technique.
  • This can be implemented by applying these vibrations of energy to bring about changes in our own human energy fields, thereby bringing about balanced and positive changes in our day to day lives.
  • It has been found that thoughtful and proper use of colours, as suggested by Vaastu or Feng- shui experts in homes or workplaces or other areas has proved beneficial to many people.

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Vibrant Colors are everywhere and should be utilized to bring about positive changes in our life.
Vibrant Colors are everywhere and should be utilized to bring about positive changes in our life. | Source

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Colours are so important in our lives. Agree or disagree! Please share your views in the Comments section.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very helpful information. We are painting this summer and this will be helpful.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great useful information about colors and their effects, thanks for sharing.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Colors gives life such a different perspective and your suggestions are so helpful. I like the use of different colors.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you billybuc, for reading the hub and commenting!

      Its my pleasure, if this information is useful to you!

      Have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Vellur, for reading and appreciating! Glad you liked the information!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Devika, for your visit and positive comments!

      Glad you liked it and thanks for your continued support!

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      suzettenaples 3 years ago

      Great hub and I so enjoyed reading this! I agree with color therapy and I enjoyed reading what to paint what wall in your home. I love colors and think a colorful home is important. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Colors can change my mood. But I seem to stick two the same colors in my wardrobe. I do like mixing colors in my home. I enjoyed this hub so very much. Voted up and more and will share.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi suzettenaples!

      Thank you very much for reading and appreciating!

      The Colors do impact our lives and psychology and I have observed it many times. Thanks for your support and lovely comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi vocalcoach!

      Thank you very much for your visit and positive feedback!

      Sometimes changing colors can bring about lot of positive changes in our lives and thinking. I have tried it and it did work.

      Many thanks for your votes and share!

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      Color is so important in the home and business, too. Great review of effects of various colors! Voted up and interesting!

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      Denise W Anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Colors are such an important part of our lives, it is interesting that we have colors as part of our countenance. Being aware of this information can be very helpful, especially when we are trying to create certain moods, or even change our moods. Great job on the hub!

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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      Very interesting hub. I believe in this and I think it is of importans for us. Although my favorite color i violet so I have quite a lot of it in my home.

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      Marcy J. Miller 3 years ago from Arizona

      I enjoyed reading these color recommendations. I tend to surround myself with warm shades of brown and lots of turquoise accents -- and those are the shades I wear, as well. I have painted a couple of walls a shade of green appropriately named, "Restful." Our kitchen, though, is a muted yellow that gives it such a cheerful feel. Each room of the house reflects the shade on the walls; overall, I'd say it's serene and earthy.

      Recently I paused to photograph an exterior wall while visiting the Sonoran Desert Museum. It was the loveliest shade of dusty, deep lavender and just struck me with its calming essence. I may have to find a place to add my own lavender wall!

      Best -- MJ

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks heidithorne, for visiting this hub and appreciating!

      I am glad you liked the hub and agree with the relevance of colors in our everyday life.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you denise.w.anderson, for your visit and insightful comments!

      You are right that one should be aware of the benefits, colors can have in our lives. This helps to enhance our mood positively and also impacts our day to day life constructively.

      Many thanks for your support and kind words of appreciation!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you kerlund74, for your visit and positive comments!

      Glad you found it interesting. Everyone has an inclination for a particular color and that liking can tell a lot about a person, his/ her overall personality. It is very interesting no doubt.

      Thanks again!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MJennifer, for your wonderful and insightful comments!

      Its so nice that you know so much about colors and their significance. Your description of your walls makes me want to see them. Must be fabulous! It is amazing and very interesting the way these colors can impact our mood and our thinking.

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      This is so cool! I learned so much from this article. Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Laura!

      Thank you so much for reading this hub and your kind words of appreciation. I am glad that you liked it.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      I am fascinated by this--Blue and purple are my favorite colors!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Looking at positive things attracts the positive to you, and that includes colors!

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      I decorated my house completely in blues and whites. Blue makes me feel relaxed and good.

      Very informative Hub on colors. Voted UP etc. and shared.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Any color works for me. Just not a big fan of "black" except for my "Pretty Black Dress" :) Red though stands out to be my favorite color and it's fierce competitor, orange follows next.

      Very colorful hub! Love the vibes in here!

      Pinning and sharing! Thank you.

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      I have two colors in my living area. Blue in the living room and yellow in the kitchen. I have shelves that are white and my fireplace and trim are black. Our room is small and didn't want it to overpower it so that is why I used black...it also gives it a definitive border.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks AudreyHowitt, for reading and commenting!

      I am glad you liked this hub! Sorry for responding late.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you midget38, for visiting and commenting!

      You are absolutely right that looking at positive things gives rise to positive thoughts, including colors. So well said!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you mary615, for sharing your thoughts. And blue and white is indeed relaxing.

      Many thanks for voting up and your positive feedback!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks CriSp, for reading this hub and your words of appreciation!

      Good to know your preference of colors. Thanks for pinning and your positive comments!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Lady Guinevere, for your kind visit to this hub and sharing your preference of colors in your home, which gave me some ideas of home décor.

      Thanks for your comments!

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      Paula 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello, I found this hub very interesting. There are times when some people want to wear a certain color of clothing from their closet or drawers, like they are drawn to it. I heard someone say this helps them feel more energized throughout their day. Some colors can be so uplifting. I love color, and like to learn more about how it affects us. I have studied a little bit about what you said in regard to chakras and certain stones. I have always been drawn to stones and nature and love the colors in it.

      Interesting hub, so happy to come across it!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you oceansnsunsets, for your kind visit and wonderful comments!

      I agree with you that some colors become a natural choice on certain days. The study of colors and what significance they have on our lives is vast and very interesting. There are Astrological and Spiritual explanations to justify this.

      I am glad you liked the little information provided in this hub.

      Thanks!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 3 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      I will bookmark this article and I will use this as I decide the colors I want for my house.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Lastheart, for your kind visit and positive feedback!

      I am glad that this hub is useful to you in deciding colors for your house. My best wishes!

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Quite interesting. It just dawned on me, as I was reading your hub, that many places of worship seem to have the color violet in the room and in their publications. Now, after reading this it all makes sense. Great and informative hub.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you MarleneB, for reading and commenting!

      Its great to see you on this page and I quite agree with your observations.

      Thanks for your positive feedback!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Chitrangada, colors do have an effect on one's mood and disposition as well. Seeing someone wearing a particular color or being in a room of a particular color immediately affects us.

      Color therapy is a very powerful therapy to heal as well.

      Thanks for this wonderful reminder. Up and shared.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 3 years ago from Pune, India

      Well explained hub. Colors affect your mind and I have experienced it...

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      colourful info chit

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Rajanji, for reading and appreciating this hub!

      Glad you liked it and thanks for sharing!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you jainismus, for your kind visit and positive comments!

      Glad you liked it.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks sujaya venkatesh, for visiting and commenting!

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      JaneA 3 years ago from California

      Great topic! Do you think that our reactions to colors might be culturally influenced or do you think that it is something inherent and the same in all of us? Also, what do you think about color and its symbolism (e.g. red symbolizes fortune and joy in some parts of Chinese culture)?

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      anglnwu 3 years ago

      Thanks for the informational write-up. Color therapy is amazing. Personally, I love blue. Rated up.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks JaneA, for your kind visit and insightful comments!

      I think, human beings behave and react in the same way, whether they live in India or U.S.A. or any other part of the world. Just as to see happiness and celebrations, every person becomes happy and to see sufferings of others, everyone feels sad.

      In India also Red, symbolizes joy, celebration and is considered auspicious.

      Thanks for your interest in the hub!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks anglnwu, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      I am glad you liked the information!

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      What an insightful and informative hub! Every morning I find myself attracted to a specific colour. Most of the time to purple, royal blue, black or red. Going to study this hub of yours. Thanks!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi, I love this! I do totally get what you mean, I always spend ages in the mornings trying on different colors to see what mood I am in! and I am synesthetic too, which means my brain associates color with words etc, so I really liked this, voted up and shared! nell

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      MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

      Nice post. Yes colors have a meaning in life

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks MartieCoester, for your kind visit and comments!

      Good to know that you are conscious of your color choice.

      Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Nell, for reading and appreciating!

      Yes, it is amazing how our mood determines the colors we wear. Colors do have an impact on our lives.

      Thanks for your comment and thanks again for voting up and sharing!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks MG Singh, for reading and appreciating!

      Glad you liked the hub!

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      Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

      A very interesting hub article. I've been aware of the Chakras for at least 2 decades now and use information to enhance them daily in my life. One of the ways is through color, as you have mentioned here. Color is such a wonderful gift from the Universe. It is amazing how they each have their own vibrational setting. Thanks again, I'm sharing. rated UP/U/A/B

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Denise Handlon, for reading and appreciating!

      You are right, colors do influence and empower the CHAKRAS. That is the reason why many people wear gem stones which suits them, such as Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz, Emerald and so on. Of course this must be done by careful and extensive understanding of the Horoscope by a qualified Astrologer. This is purely a scientific study based on calculations.

      Thanks for your insightful comments, votes and share!

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sounds like wonderful thoughts. I have a friend that can benefit from the colors of relaxation. Thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks aviannovice, for reading and commenting!

      Hope this is beneficial to your friend. Thanks!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      It wasn't until the past few years that I added color to my life, I wore mostly dark colors...now I wear less dark and more bright! :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Linda, for reading and sharing your color preferences. But when I see your profile, I can only imagine bright Sunshine.

      Have a good day and thanks for the follow!

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      Kalpana Iyer 3 years ago from India

      No wonder all hospital rooms in India are painted Blue :) Well written hub!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Kalpana, for visiting this hub and commenting!

      You have good observation of colors. Thanks for the follow!

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      Courtney Rhodes 16 months ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A.

      I use a bit of feng shui when I arrange my home and also love color, thanks for writing on this. Do you have any info on the use of rainbows in color therapy?

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      Chitrangada Sharan 16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you pumpkincat210, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      The colours we use or wear in our regular life are Rainbow colours only whether exclusively, in combination or variation of them.

      Rainbow certainly has a healing and soothing effect on us human beings.

      In Hindu mythology, the rainbow is called "Indradhanush", meaning the bow of Indra-- the God of lightning, thunder and rain.

      But it is advisable to take an expert advice from a colour therapy expert to get beneficial results.

      Thank you and have a good day!

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      Cynthia 16 months ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Dear ChitrangadaSharan , This is a very interesting and informative hub article and I enjoyed the video about FengShui... seems that I must take another look around my house to see if I can achieve the proper mood and other effects in various rooms. Thank you! Cynthia

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      Chitrangada Sharan 16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Cynthia, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      I am pleased to know that you liked it.

      Feng Shui is effective if applied under the guidance of an expert. Hope it helps you to get the positive benefits.

      Thank you so much for appreciating!

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      Sandy Mertens 16 months ago from Frozen Tundra

      I do believe that color can be a positive effect.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you SandyMertens, for reading and commenting on this hub!

      Appreciate your positive feedback and presence here!

      Thank you!

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      ezzly 16 months ago

      Absolutely amazing ! Thanks for opening my mind to this. I painted my bedroom in a teal shade so I guess this would be filed under green .

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      Chitrangada Sharan 16 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you ezzly, for your kind visit and comments!

      Glad you liked the hub. Thank you!

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