Final Notes on Color

Color Everywhere

Color Everywhere

Color is a fascinating subject for me. I believe people are affected by color. A strong dislike of a particular color can stem from a childhood trauma or a bad experience. We subconsciously link the color to that event. On the contrary, a color may be comforting to us because of a particularly good experience.

The superstitions and cultural preferences of color intrigue me. One group views white as a color of morning while another associates it with life and new beginnings.

Now, color used as an alternative medicine; well, I’ll just say it’s interesting.

Chromotherapy

Color therapy is the use of color and light to help balance “energy.” I’ve never tried this (and probably never will), but if you have, tell me how it’s working out for you.

~Do it yourself color therapy~

Take a clean translucent colored bottle, the color depends on what you want to accomplish, (check my color posts for help) and fill it three-fourths of the way up with distilled water. I’ve also read you can use regular drinking water. Cap it and place it in a sunny window 6-8 hours. Supposedly, the sunlight fills up the extra space and the light and water merge and become charged with the color. You can either bathe in the color infused water or drink it. Disclaimer: Do at your own risk. I take no responsibility for this not working or having adverse affects. Personally, I would use it within 24 hours.

Power Colors

Though I don’t put too much stock in “the color you wear gives insight into your daily persona theory,” I do believe in power colors. Everyone has a personal power color. Your power color is not a color you wear every day. It’s a color worn on special occasions. It gives you a boost of confidence and makes your stride a little bolder. People take notice and listen to you, friends and coworkers usually respond with, “You look really good today” or “That was the best presentation.” The color may change over time as you change. Mine, at this point in time, is a bright bold red. Several years ago, it was a deep navy blue.

Do you know what your power color is? Tell me!
~Interesting color post facts~
Most read color post: Orange
Most commented on color post: Blue

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12 Comments

  1. My power color lately is definitely purple. 🙂

  2. Interesting bit about color therapy. Colors do have an impact on us.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

  3. I wear a lot of black, green and blue. I think I'm going to have to back track on your posts to see what that means! :o)

  4. I consider black my power color although I wear it all the time.

  5. I really enjoyed these color posts. I think my current power color is turquoise. It's not one of my favorite colors, but I've accumulated a few things over the past year or so and I do get 'that feeling' when I wear them.

  6. I just went back to see what turquoise meant: communication, confidence, strength. Maybe there's something to this. I'm communicating more with blogging, which gives me more confidence with my own writing, which gives me strength. So I wonder which comes first…the color or the attributes?

  7. I tend to wear blue or green most of the time. I really like a lot of color though, but my wife discourages colorful clothes. And since she often buys my clothes for me, her taste wins. I think having grown up with a lot of influence of circus and show business makes me like flashy colors. My having gone through the Hippie era might also have been an influence.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

  8. I used to have a raspberry suit that I felt like dynomite in. Funny, as i never think of 'nearly red' as me at all, but it seems to work. And it is opposite almost exactly on the color wheel of my OTHER power color–teale.

  9. Colors are magical, they represent so many different feelings and aspects of life!!!

    Purple, lavender, lilac, those are my favorites 🙂

  10. Blue is far and away my favorite color. Not surprised to see it number one. Go blue!

    Stephen Tremp

  11. I have different favourite colours for different things: clothes, walls, decorative items, nature… It's hard to have just one favourite 🙂

  12. Hilary Melton-Butcher said…
    Hi .. certainly colour affects how we look .. I prefer the blues, pinks, brighter colours .. cheerful I guess .. also I'm not a power chaser!

    The results were interesting – most read orange and most commented on blue ..

    The glass bottle – sounds quite an interesting idea .. though I'm out of 6 – 8 hours sun here for a few months .. just to see – don't need to bathe or drink it afterwards ..

    Interesting if someone tries it .. thanks for a great series .. Hilary

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