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Colour and Health

Colour can trigger emotions, affect the way we think and act and influence our attitudes.

When we enter a room or see an object, our minds register its colour before any other detail. Colour affects the mind and the body, influencing our energy and physical health. We unconsciously respond to the colour of walls in our homes, cars, clothing and the food we eat based on our body's natural reactions to certain colours and the psychological associations we have formed around them.

The colours we encounter throughout our day can make us feel happy or sad, invigorate us or drain our vitality. Colours impact our nervous system. For example, red excites some, but too much red can make us feel overstimulated and irritated. Pink tends to make people feel loved and protected. Yellow represents joy or optimism and can energize you and help you think more clearly. Bright orange reduces depression and sadness. Blue and green are known to inspire peaceful feelings, and people are often able to concentrate better and work in rooms painted in soft blues and greens. The darker tones of both colours can make you feel serious and introspective.

Choose to surround yourself with colours that you are attracted to and make you feel good so you create an environment in which you feel nurtured, peaceful and uplifted.


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