Many years ago I was asked to teach Colour Psychology at an Interior Decorating College. The students were very interested but as I know that Colour has so many other applications I asked the Principal if I could talk to them about the colours of the Chakras and how they were affectected by them. The results were amazing. The students were fascinated by this new information and the influence it had in their lives.
However I know from experience that Colour is involved in every part of our lives.
From the moment we wake up in the morning, if it is a bright sunny (yellow) day we find it easier to get up and feel cheerful and ready to go. When we wake to a cold (grey) day we often feel like not moving and not so cheerful.
Then, the food we choose for breakfast has Colour. All the cereal we choose to eat puts a yellow energy into our bodies. This affects the Solar Plexus Chakra, (the start of our digestive system). The Solar Plexus is the area that is connected to the things we worry about. So without realising it we are putting Yellow into our bodies to help us cope with our worries. Toast, being made of cereal has the same affect and so does the Yellow of an egg.
For many years my mother had cold (Red) tomato on toast for breakfast each day. She must have needed the energy of the Red to give her physical energy.
This is just the start of our Colour day. We then choose the clothes we are going to wear. If we do not have to wear a uniform and can choose what we wear we will be attracted by the Colour the body needs for the day. If you have not been well and need energy you are usually attracted to Red based colours.
If you have been stressed you often feel the need for Grey or Blue to calm your nerves. Or if you feel the need to hide your problems and put on a brave front you could choose Black.
Whatever Colour you wear you are making a statement about your feelings (at the moment). Colour is seen by the eye as a reflection. When light hits a coloured object the rays that make up that Colour are reflected out and the eye sends that ray energy to the brain where it is recognised and is seen as a particular energy. When light hits Black, it is totally absorbed and nothing is sent out to be recognised. Therefore when you wear Black you are not telling anyone what your feelings are at this time. Within the protection of Black you can be anyone you wish to be.
The colours you live in will also be having an affect on you. Blue, whilst it is a calming, peaceful colour can affect a person who is already feeling 'blue' and make them more depressed. Orange, being the colour of communication and relationships works well when it is softend down to Apricot or even paler to go in rooms where we need to relate and communicate with each other, such as a living room. Pinks and Mauves have always been popular in bedrooms as they are connected with love.
Then, when you go to work, if you have to sit all day in an office that is painted Grey you can feel worn out by lunch time.
There are so many ways we are living with Colour, crystals, paintings, flowers, curtains, carpets , furniture etc.
One of the most important things we need to do is to get some sunlight (that contains all the colours) on to our bodies each day. The Chakras need sunlight to be filled with their Colour. (In very cold/dark countries where the do not have sunshine for months many people get SAD disease.) They lose all their energy and they are treated by having to stay for hours in rooms lit with lights that contain all the colours
It is not necessary to lie in hot sun, just spend a little time early or late in the day to allow your body to ingest this life giving force.
There is so many ways that we are being cared for by the Colours we choose to live with. Most of them we do not recognise.