Color plays a role in our daily lives, sometimes subtly, sometimes dramatically. How colors affect us correlates to that color’s behavior in nature. Psychologists and researchers have conducted numerous studies on color and mood, and have found many patterns. As humans, we have social, cultural, and instinctual relationships to color. The color blue is almost always associated with blue skies, which when we are children is a positive thing — it means playing outside and fun. Evolutionary it also means there are no storms to come. This is why it reminds us of stability and calm. However, the color red usually signals alarm or danger, both instinctively and socio-culturally. When we see the color red our instincts automatically correlate it to fire, while our social conditioning of the color causes alarm within our nervous system due to red’s association with symbols, such as fire tricks and ambulances. There are many different ways we use these color to improve our mental, emotional, and physical health. Here are three:
The color quiz is based on research by Dr. Max Lûscher during the early 1900’s. It was created using fundamentals of color psychology.
With years of research by color psychologists, the characteristics of certain colors have been identified to cause an emotional response in people. This test utilizes colors people prefer to determine how they feel. In addition, the test also utilizes the order in which people choose certain colors. It is important to understand that the results from the test can be both short-term and long-term in their meaning. Many people use the test to better understand themselves, so that they can create positive change in their lives and heal any emotional wounds they may have. The Kool Kitty staff have all tried this themselves and have concluded that it was extremely accurate.
Want to try it? Find it here: http://www.colorquiz.com/index.php
Some ancient cultures practiced color meditation, or using colors to heal. Color meditation continues to be a popular holistic healing treatment.
There are seven chakras in the body, located in a straight line with our spines; this line runs down the center of our bodies, from the top of our heads to the base of our spines. Each chakra is an energy center and is represented with its unique color and bodily location. For example, the heart chakra is located in our throats and is associated with the color green. Color meditation involves focusing on each of our chakras and their color vibration in order to bring about balance in our minds and bodies; promoting healing and peace of mind.