The Meaning of Colors - Physically and Mentally

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The meaning of colors can vary depending on culture and circumstances. Each color has many aspects to it but you can easily learn the language of color by understanding a few simple concepts. Color is a form of non verbal communication. It is not a static energy and its meaning can change from one day to the next with any individual - it all depends on what energy they are expressing at that point in time. A person may choose to wear red on a particular day and this may indicate that this is their favorite (personality) color, or they are ready to take action, or they may be passionate about what they are going to be doing that day, or again it may mean that they are feeling angry that day, on either a conscious or subconscious level. All are traits of the color red. Red is the color of energy, passion, action, ambition and determination. It is also the color of anger and sexual passion.

 

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Meaning of the Color Blue:


Blue is the overwhelming "favorite color." Blue is the color of our throat chakra and clear communications. The color of life-giving waters, blue is a color which provides serenity, trustworthiness and constance. Electric and brilliant blues are dynamic and dramatic, an engaging color that expresses exhilaration. Blue is the color of the vast expansive sky. Blue is the least "gender specific" color, having equal appeal to both men and women.

 

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How Blue Affects us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • Calming and sedate
  • Cooling
  • Aids intuition

 

Meaning of the Color Green:


Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is second only to blue as a favorite color. Green is the color of nature and growth. Grass does not “strive to grow,” grass grows naturally and green is our abundant birthright, the birthright of love which is who and what we are. Clearing the pain and feeling our feelings is governed by our heart chakra and the color green, which as an abundant color we see everywhere bringing us tranquility and refreshment. Green is the color of peace and the environment.

 

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How Green Affects us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • Soothing
  • Relaxing mentally as well as physically
  • Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety
  • Offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony

 

 Meaning of the Color Yellow:

 

Yellow govern our Solar Plexus and our emotional body. How we face life with courage or fear depends greatly on how well we’ve cleared our emotional body and solar chakra. Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy as well as spark creative thoughts.

 

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How Yellow Affects us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • Mentally stimulating
  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Activates memory
  • Encourages communication

Meaning of the Color Orange:


Orange, a close relative of red, sparks more controversy than any other hue. There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger "love it" or "hate it" response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy. Interestingly, some of the tones of orange such as terra cotta, peach, and rust have very broad appeal. Orange is the chakra which is our magnet for our relations to others, how we bond.

 

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How Orange Affects us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • Stimulates activity
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Encourages socialization

 

Meaning of the Color Red:


Red is a stimulating fire energy. Red says “go, go, go,” here I am come and play with me. Red is the root chakra which describes how we are passionate and sexual.

 

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How Red Affects us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • Increases enthusiasm
  • Stimulates energy
  • Encourages action and confidence
  • A sense of protection from fears and anxiety

 

Meaning of the Color Purple:


Purple blends blue calm and red passion. It is the passion born from the stillness of calm, a mystic’s color of high spirituality. Purple is also embraced by highly creative types of people.

 

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How Purple Affects us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • Uplifting
  • Calming to mind and nerves
  • Offers a sense of spirituality
  • Encourages creativity

 

Meaning of the Color Brown:


Brown says stability, reliability, and approachability. It is the color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic.

 

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How Brown Affects us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • Feeling of wholesomeness
  • Stability
  • Connection with the earth
  • Offers a sense orderliness

 

Meaning of the Color White:


White projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality. Physicians, nurses and lab techs wear white coats, brides traditionally were white gowns and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

 

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How White Affects us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • aids mental clarity
  • encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles
  • evokes purification of thoughts or actions
  • enables fresh beginnings

Meaning of the Color Gray:


Gray is timeless, practical, and solid. A longstanding favorite suit color, gray can mix well with any color.

 

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How Gray Affects us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • unsettling
  • expectant
  • depressive or relaxed

 

Meaning of the Color Black:


Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions too much can be overwhelming. A classic color for clothing possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated. Black is also used for protection and to hide light ... an ancient meaning the priests knew.

 

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How Black Affect us Physically and Mentally:

 

  • protection
  • restful emptiness, the black hole which births stars
  • mysterious evoking a sense of potential and possibility
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