In spring and early summer it is wonderful to see how how colorful nature can be. Everything starts to sprout, it turns green – and in all shades of green, and the first colorful flowers, such as crocuses, tulips, winterlings or daffodils, are already colorfully blooming.
The sight of the colors all around can have lots of benefits for your well-being and psyche, especially after a really dreary and long winter.
The colors can awaken your spirits.
Life is colorful – use the choice
We have every opportunity to use the power of colors. Choosing the colors that do us good right now, the colors that give us strength, the colors that make us calm… There are many benefits colors can bring.
And even marketing deliberately uses colors to awaken certain emotions in us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his color theory
Already Johann Wolfgang von Goethe dealt in his theory of colors with the positive effects of colors. For several years he made many attempts to find out more about the colors and their effect on us. In 1810 he published his work: “Zur Farbenlehre”.
He wrote, “The colors are acts of light, deeds and sufferings. In this sense, we can expect the same conclusions about the light. Although colors and light are in the strong relation to each other, we must think of ourselves as belonging to the nature, for it is she who in particular wants to reveal herself to the senses of the eye. “
What is hidden behind the colors?
Each color has a specific quality and effect on our psyche. Colors awaken emotions and also trigger reactions.
There is also a distinction between warm and cold shades.
Society and the colors
However, our own perception of colors and the effect on us are still influenced by the social imprint and the general public. For centuries, when a particular color has been used for something, it tends to overshadow personal feelings.
A sort of film is played in the subconscious mind, which suggests to us what exactly this color stands for. For example, black for mourning or white for purity. In Buddhism, on the other hand, white is the mourning color.
Let your intuition guide you when it comes to feelings connected with color. Spontaneous feelings are usually the best!
The meaning of colors
We will now describe some colors in more detail – the meaning, impact and strength they have.
Blue has a relaxing and soothing effect. Blue is one of the cold colors and also symbolizes water. It is clear, consistent and refreshing. Blue also stands for communication and objectivity.
Red can be used wonderfully to awaken the spirits again. Red is assigned to the element fire. Energy and strength – all these are synonyms for red. But also for aggression, anger and power. It should be well dosed. Depending on your personal situation, it can also give you a sense of life and simply give us power.
Yellow belongs to the element of air. Light, airy and relaxed – and yellow symbolizes a certain kind of cheerfulness and carefreeness. Also, yellow promotes communication and interpersonal exchange.
Green is a mix of blue and yellow. Green is the middle, the balance. Green can help us regain our balance and refine our judgment. It is also the color of the transformation.
Orange gives us strength and vitality, orange makes us active. It is a female color that also stands for joy of life, entrepreneurship and happiness.
Purple is the color of spirituality and determination. Purple is mystical and tender and also stands for wisdom. Purple has a regenerating effect and also lets us find our balance again.
Pink is the epitome of romance. Many elements of the color flow red here, but much finer. Rose soothes, lets and forgives and evokes love.
Turquoise is clear and independent. Turquoise also stands for personal freedom and independence. Turquoise can well strengthen our self-confidence and help us recognize problems.
White has a very own character. White is pure and clear and yet the sum of all other colors.
Written By Tyara Wolf