Colour Therapy for Beautiful Living
Colours play a very significant role in our lives bringing in physical, emotional, materialistic, intuitive and intellectual appeal. Colours influence our behavior, lifestyles and moods in a big way. What the wise and learned, earlier discovered about various aspects like colours, directions, objects, etc., was termed Vaastu, which has now been reclaimed, so as to be imbibed into lives and surroundings.
To understand the use of colors as per Vaastu, it is essential to understand colors itself, first. Explained hereunder is the significance of colors (VIBGYOR) in the Vaastu parlance.
V – Violet
Spiritualism is what this colour emanates. Signifying knowledge, temperance and devotion, this colour improves concentration, memory and stabilizes the mind. Ideal for scholars, working professionals and students these are best suited for study and prayer rooms. Since it exudes contentment, it should not be used in work places or for people who are ambitious. It is rather good for indecisive and unsatisfied (for no reason) individuals.
I – Indigo
Ideal for study and meditation areas, this colour enhances psychic abilities, spirituality and helps connect with the inner self. When combined with yellow or white they offer supreme psychological benefits. In fact, barring the kitchen and toilets, this colour can be used anywhere in the house.
B – Blue
Being the colour of water and sky, it embodies inspiration, truth, devotion and emotions. It also contains healing powers and is ideal for children or elderly’s bedroom but should not be used for workplaces because of its unstable and reducing nature.
G - Green
It’s essentially the colour of nature and signifies abundance fertility, growth, prosperity and positive energy. Good for health ailments like high BP and heart problems, this colour sooth the eyes and nerves, and also works well with areas that require use of the mind. It’s best used in the south eastern part of bedrooms aiding harmony and peace.
Y - Yellow
Best used on the northern walls, this colour signifies activity, illumination, intellect and vibrancy. It is also helpful in stabilizing the mind and improving concentration, making them ideal for work and study related areas.
O - Orange
A significant contributor to vitality and health, orange signifies ambition, communication and pride. It can be termed to be a volatile colour hence should not be used for people with angry nature. South-east or south walls of kitchens are the best place for this colour to be used. Ambitious or people lacking ambition completely can benefit from the use of this colour.
R - Red
Passion, energy, materialism and will power is what this colour symbolizes. It also embodies life force and should ideally be used in the south facing walls of bedrooms. However it should be noted that lighter shades of red, like pink, light pink, should be used for positive energies. Darker shades of red signify anger and should be avoided in bedroom spaces. This colour is good for newlywed couples, those who wish to conceive, or those who are facing conflicts in their relationships.