The Meaning of Colors

My parents have recently renovated the house, which means I had the opportunity to pick out new colors for all our walls. Immediately I suggested pink everything. Of course, to my dissatisfaction, my mother rejected the idea. Instead she said, “Cass, think of colors that will make you feel warm, cozy and comfortable. Every color has a meaning, think about what kind of feeling you want to have when you walk into a room”. After this conversation with her, I decided to do some research on the meaning of colors. Through my research, I found out that colors can be interpreted as a form of non-verbal communication. The meaning of colors vary depending on religion, culture, political influences, as well as social circumstances. The most important thing that I discovered was that colors can affect a person’s mood. We tend to surround ourselves with colors that have a positive influence on our mood. Yellow is normally associated with happiness, red with anger or boosted energy, blue is associated with relaxation, green brings a stillness to the room, and orange encourages radiance. Based on this research, my mother and I were able to come up with a combination of colors for the house that we thought would be best to evoke happiness and warmth throughout the household. We decided on warm brown, mocha tones throughout the main floor. The color brown relates to security, comfort, protection and wealth. We chose this color because we wanted to encourage the feeling of safety and coziness throughout the home. In addition to brown, we chose yellow tones for the second floor walls to promote optimism, intellect, and cheerfulness. I think this is an important topic to be aware of when choosing colors for your rooms because each color has a vibration. You don’t want to choose a color that can essentially inhibit a positive attitude. For example, a red or black room can affect a person’s mood in a negative way by promoting depression or anger. We need light energy for nourishing our brain, emotion, physical body and our chakras. Chakras refer to the 7 wheels of energy throughout the body, starting from the base of the spine moving up to the crown of the head. Having balanced and aligned chakras can make you happier, healthier and more in tune with yourself. Thank you for reading!

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