Many are the investigations that have been carried out on colors in any aspect of life, including clothing, food and the decoration of environments. Beyond believing or not in Feng Shui, the truth is that psychology has also studied the fenónemo of the tones related to the state of mind. Learn more in the following article.
What to know about colors
The perception of colors through the eye is a complex neurophysiological process, which is associated with a physical event of light that causes sensations in people and even in animals. Basically, they are energy that affect in different ways, producing diverse experiences, albeit with similar patterns. Each of the colors has a different meaning:
- White : symbolizes purity, peace, innocence, optimism. It is associated with divinity, stability, harmony and calmness.
- Yellow : Always radiates everywhere and above all, is the color related to sunlight and represents intelligence.
- Orange: it is the color of fire and flames, it symbolizes energy, joy, pleasure and it is also related to the sun.
- Red : it’s the most exciting. It represents power, energy and vitality.
- Violet: indicates the absence of tension , symbolizes calm, serenity, dignity and self-control.
- Blue : It is a color that transmits serenity, sincerity, harmony, fidelity, and confidence.
- Green : it is hope, nature, it is the perfect harmony between the sky (blue) and the sun (yellow). It also expresses desire, balance and rest.
- Rosa : is synonymous with ingenuity, tenderness, kindness, absence of all evil.
- Black : the opposite of light, what is hidden, death, night.
- Gray : equals all things, expresses boredom, despair, old age and indeterminacy.
How to use the colors in each environment?
Beyond the meanings of each of the colors, in the case of the environments of a house we must take into account what to use. This is because everyone has a hidden “power” that although we do not create it, it modifies us in our behaviors and moods.
In the case of the target, he is advised in all the places where serenity and peace of mind are required at the highest levels; Gray can be used in offices because it symbolizes success and inspires creativity; yellow serves to clear minds when they are confused and helps stimulate the brain; the orange increases the immunity and the power, being able to be an excellent option for a room or a room, also for the kitchen because it has a warmth effect; red is used to intensify metabolism, is synonymous with passion, can be used for the matrimonial room, for example; blue dissipates fears and calms the mind, ideal for a receiver and green balances emotions, stimulates compassion and revitalizes the spirit.
But beware of excesses in colors, because they have negative effects on the mind. If the house is too painted white, without other shades, it will cause disorientation and fatigue; if there is a lot of yellow, it produces exhaustion and too much mental activity; the violet negative thoughts, the blue generates depression, sorrow and affliction; red agitation, tension and anxiety and orange, anxiety.
Therefore it is recommended not to abuse a single color in an environment, but try to combine them with furniture, for example, or leave a blank wall with a guard in another color. To achieve harmony, it is necessary to coordinate the different tones harmoniously. Keep in mind that warm colors are considered stimulating, exciting and joyful. The cold sedatives, calm and even depressing.
Feng Shui and colors
For this oriental philosophy, colors have a particular energy. It is good to know that the colors of the walls affect the well-being or discomfort of those who occupy the home. It intends to use the laws of the earth and the sky to improve life and energy.
It is a system and art that seeks harmonization, each color has a particular energy, so it depends on how we paint the house will change our way of relating, sleeping, working, studying . Before deciding what tone to use, it is necessary to consult with an expert in Feng Shui. Just to cite a case, if we paint gray, it is likely that we feel depressed and sad, as it happens with cloudy days.
In order to better channel the energies and achieve good results and a peaceful coexistence, you must reflect on the tones of each environment and not abuse any of them in particular, even if you are a fanatic or you like it a lot.
Feng Shui is based on five elements, each of them has an associated color. In order for the energy to flow in a balanced way, it must be all in perfect harmony. Fire is related to the ranges of reds, pinks and oranges (energetic, dynamic and vital spaces); the earth with the browns and yellows (security and stability); metal with white, silver and some gold (reflection and planning); water with blacks and blues (fresh, mysterious and fluid sensations) and wood with greens (growth environments, expansive and youthful).
This means that for an environment to be in harmony, the five elements must be present, even if it is with some detail of each one.
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