I was watching the film Pleasantville last night. If you haven’t seen it, I thoroughly recommend it – the subject matter is about a modern-day teenage brother and sister who are transported into a 1950s sitcom, where everything is in black, white or grey. It made me realise how much we take colour for granted. Imagine what the world would be like (and the effect on us emotionally, and subsequently, physically) if everything on Earth was black, white or grey! I’ve started to read up on colour therapy online and how wearing certain colours can positively affect your emotions and mood. It may be worthwhile trying out different colours each day to see what effect they have on you personally. If anyone has tried this already, I’d love to hear your comments. Here is a generalised guide to which colours to wear if you want to promote a quality you feel is lacking in you (sources HuffPost, Vogue):
Red and Violet – stimulating, energy-giving (although the softer the colour, ie pink or lavender, the more relaxing the effect)
Green and yellow – promote happiness and improved inter-relationships
Blue – promotes calm and authority
Orange – stimulates enthusiasm and creativity
Hope this helps! Anita.
P.S. Today I’m wearing blue and I’m feeling calm and confident.