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Color Energy

Updated on September 24, 2012

Each color has particular emotions and energies which is why we find ourselves with our favorite color changing several times throughout our lives. The color you are most drawn to has to do with your energy. Whether it be something you are longing for or something you already have. Every color has both positive and negative energy and emotion given the shade and depth of which it holds. Light shade of blue and pink are often used for newborns because it reflects calm, peaceful and pure emotion and energy.

So, what color are you most drawn too? After reading the emotions and energies, do you feel you are longing for something, or radiating it?

Red – Passion, love, lust, fast energy, danger, fear, angry, aggression, war

Orange - Energy, balance, warmth, enthusiasm, flamboyant, demanding of attention

Yellow – Happiness, joy, optimism, idealism, dishonesty, cowardice, deceit, illness, hazard

Green - Nature, natural energy, youth, vigor, jealousy, envy, misfortune

Blue - Peace, calm, stability, security, loyalty, cold, depression.

Purple - Royalty, spirituality, healing, wholeness, nobility, ceremony, mysterious, wisdom, enlightenment, cruelty, arrogance, mourning.

Pink - Good health, lightness, purity, pure love, innocence, sexuality, child-like, fear of losing innocence

White - Reverence, purity, simplicity, peace, humility, youth, good, heavenly, serenity, calm

Black - Power, sexuality, sophistication, formality, wealth, mystery, fear, evil, unhappiness, depth, sadness, remorse, anger, mourning

Tricks on color:

Advertising is often marked around color. They pick particular colors to make us feel a certain way. McDonald's, for instance, uses yellow and red which is prominently associated with happiness and love. On the other hand, advertisers can use colors in a negative way as well, such as hazard signs, poison labels, ect.

White is the most pure and happy color, where black is the most dark and seemingly, unhappy color.


Mixing two colors can often have a different effect on how it makes a person feel. We see a lot of this in nature. Trees are typically brown and green, flowers are green and yellow (among other colors), the sky is blue and white, and so on. Typically, if you mix white with any color it sends positive energy and positive emotion. White being the purest color and most lifting. However, mixing black with any color can send negative energy and emotion. This is not always the case, however, as black mixed with light colors is appealing to most people.

Feng Shui:

Feng Shui (wind and water) is the use of colors at certain points to create certain energies in our homes. People don't normally think of Feng Shui when decorating or painting their homes and often don't realize certain colors, mixing with others creates negative energy which can not only make you tired but irritable.

Fire - Red, orange, purple, pink, strong yellow : Passion & high energy (NE/SW)

Earth - Light yellow, and earthy sand tones (light browns) : Stability, nourishment, & protection (NE/SW)

Metal - Grey and white : Clarity & preciseness (W/NW)

Water - Blue and black : Ease, freshness & abundance (E/SE)

Wood - Brown and green : Health & vitality (S)

Clothing :

The color you choose to wear also radiates certain energy. Women who wear nature tones (greens and browns of all shades) often radiate neutral. They appear less threatening and more down to earth.Also, dressing with your skin and hair tone also effects how you appear. White has been used in weddings for centuries because white radiates purity. men often find their bride stunning in a white dress because of the wholeness and pure energy it gives off. It reassures them and makes them feel whole. Mixing certain colors and clothing work just as well. If we look at NFL teams, for example, they all have a negative and positive colors which makes their jerseys and logos appealing to our eyes and emotions.

Not many people think of color when they are drawn to it or wear it or decorate with it. Using certain color combinations can not only make you feel better, but make others around us feel better as well. However, using the wrong combinations can have negative effects on our lives. A good rule of thumb for the home is to always use peaceful colors in the bed room and bathroom, strong colors in the living area, and a mix of both in the kitchen and dining area. Starting with a base of neutral (neutral carpet and walls) makes it easy to change the energy of the room as you would like. You can also do this with clothing to make your jewelry stand out.


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    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks Jo! :)

    • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image


      6 years ago

      The more I read your work. The more I enjoy and learn from you.

      You are so very gifted. I wish you strength and inspiration, always!

      Tweet, pinned & shared. An awesome and interesting vote up.

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks Deb! & thanks for the tip!

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      Deb Welch 

      6 years ago

      Good and useful Hub. Didn't know about mixing colors. Interesting - I thought this Hub Article covered the Topic in full - but adding links is always a good idea. Shirley MacLaine is very knowledgeable about color and how it affects your health, mood, etc.

    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the tip! I will add more too it soon!

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      Hitesh Bubbar 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice, but a little too short. Try writing around 500 words. Google will crawl your Hub easily then... Voted Up anyway.


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