Colors have a profound effect on individuals and can affect us on a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level. We look at how you can choose the right colors for your home, to create a positive and happy environment
Colour or chroma therapy is an alternative method of healing, through the use of colors. When we gaze at colors, different energies are absorbed, as each color has its own frequency and vibration. “We are constantly surrounded by a free flow of colors, through nature, the clothes that we wear and space where we live or work. At different stages of our lives, we feel attracted to or repelled by different colors, depending on our emotional and mental needs,” says Amisha Mehta, an artist, and color therapist.
“If we do not receive a balance of the seven colors in the spectrum, our metabolism can be affected. For example, the lack of natural sunlight can cause lethargy, tiredness, and depression. There is no such thing as a good or bad color. While color can have beneficial qualities, the same color can also have a detrimental effect on us. Usually, too much of any color will tip the scale. Thus, one must be careful while designing a home’s interiors and choose colors that aid the well-being and harmony of all the members residing in the house. Colors should be clear, bright, or light. Muddy or dirty colors, reflect the negative aspect of that color. There is nothing wrong with deeper rich tones if they are also not murky in appearance,” suggests Mehta.
The sun is the source of light and helps to sustain life on our planet. There is a direct relationship between the sun and the science of Vastu Shastra, as each direction has one color that influences it in a positive way, points out Mumbai-based Jayshree Dhamani, a Vastu and astrology expert. “Sunlight appears to be gold in color but it contains seven different colors – violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. Each color has a different wavelength. Suitable colors in the right direction enhance the health and prosperity of the home’s inhabitants. If the wrong colors are used, then, it creates stress and conflicts in the minds of the inmates,” Dhamani adds.