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WHAT IS COLOUR THERAPY?

Updated: Apr 18, 2021

What is colour therapy and how you can implement it in your life? Nowadays our fashion and interior design trends seem to be very bland, using lot of greys, blacks and whites. In the past we have been using colours much more and they are well worth exploring for healthier lifestyle.

What is colour therapy?

Colours can have a huge impact on our mood and physical health. Each colour has a different vibration and can have an impact on our general health in different ways. Colour therapy can boost our immune system and general wellbeing, especially when used in house decor and clothes. They can also support our recovery from physical and emotional illness. Colours can also be used for relaxation and dealing with stress, they can also support us with learning and working in more creative and productive ways.



Electro magnetic spectrum is all the colours in pure white light. It has seven colours and each colour of the spectrum has a different vibration length and quality. Us humans can only see about 40% of the spectrum, as our eyesight is somewhat limited. This includes red, orange, yellow, green blue, indigo and violet. Three additive primary colours are red, blue and green. Three subtractive colours are cyan, yellow and magenta. Different colours are mixed using these main colours.


Vibrational medicine uses a natural energy vibrations from different sources. For example smells (aromatherapy, flowers, fragrances) and music (sound waves). Colour therapy uses colours in many ways to balance and heal the energy wellbeing of a body. These can include for example colour light therapy, coloured clothing and home decor recommendations. Use of coloured water or crystal healing can also be added. Colour therapy can be used alongside of other energy healing methods.

Why use colour therapy?


To live a healthy life we need a balance of all seven spectrum colours. All colours support our wellness by balancing both our physical and psychological wellbeing. They also have an effect on our spiritual and emotional wellbeing and can help balance our nervous system. We can take light energy in to our system by eating colourful foods, wear clothing of specific colour or use colours in our interior like sheets, cushions or curtains.


The colour light affects the pituitary gland in the brain, which controls and sends signals to different parts of the body. It releases hormones to our body and regulates our cell activity. The pituitary gland also regulates our metabolism, growth hormones and blood pressure. Healthy metabolism helps us to absorb nutrients and vitamins from our diet as well as release of energy to our body and its systems.


Colours and wellness

Pain or illness is a physical sign for us that our body is not balanced. Something, emotional or physical that we are doing is not good for us. Pain or illness can be a result of both physical or emotional trauma or spiritual imbalance. It is a sign that we need to review our life and our lifestyle to change whatever it is that is not good for our wellbeing.



Colours link to our emotional mind, affecting our moods and emotions. Our moods and emotions can also be affected by imbalances of our hormones. Our hormones are regulated by pituitary gland which is affected by colour light.


For the ancient people colours were integral and natural part of their lives. They were aware of the affects of colours to their wellbeing and it was known that the colours give us vitality and health. Colours were seen to connect humans to the nature and natural daylight was important.


Choosing your favourite colours

This is an unconscious decision and reveals your true emotional state and feelings. We tend to be attracted to persons with the colours we need at the time. Sometimes it happens that after we have “drained” the colours from that person we don’t feel like we need them anymore.


We detect scents, sounds and sight as frequencies that are so similar we often see colours as fragrances or sounds. These are stored in our subconscious mind in experiences which are linked together, creating intuitive relationship with colours, scents and sounds.



We have an intuitive link with colours because our minds process experiences on conscious and subconscious level. The mind links the experience with scents, sounds and colours (frequencies) in our subconscious mind with emotions related to the experiences we are having. This is the reason why sometimes we like or dislike a smell, colour or sound for unknown reason (reason we do not remember).


We usually prefer something brightly coloured, such as pink or yellow as they are fresh and light. Often we dislike darker and muddier colours such as olive or brown. Most people like natural nature related scents like flowers, trees or fruits. Usually we don’t like smells that are chemicals or un-natural like gas or rubber or smells that are not fresh like fish and onions.

Using colour therapy in every day life


Have a look at your home surroundings and your clothing. What colours are mostly presented? Are there colours of the whole spectrum in your life? Try adding colours in to your clothing or accessories. If you don’t like wearing the colour you feel you need, try using it in underwear or socks. You can also use colourful crystals or other jewellery. Ideally you would want the item to touch your skin.


You can also try using different colours in foods, by choosing coloured vegetables or fruits. Cooking new types of foods can also be inspiring for healthier diet. Coloured water can also be helpful. Use fruits or vegetables to colour your drink.



Interior design is another great way to use colours. Try colourful cushion covers, rugs or curtains. You can also play with coloured paints or wall paper by just doing one wall. For a quick fix ,you can buy flowers or plants. Brining some nature in to your home can be very therapeutic. See my collection of soft furnishing


Exploring colour therapy

Colour therapy can be very affective way to impact your health. Use your own initiative and choose colours you feel attracted to. Most people find having plants and light bright colours in home will already improve their mood. You can also see a colour -or crystal therapist for chakra and aura reading. They would be able to advice you on your chakra health and colours you might need. Don’t forget your body often tells you what you need, you just need to learn to listen.


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