I've always believed that colours play an important part in our life. Our likes or even dislikes for certain colours can reveal more about our personality than you could think. Colours are not only used in Fashion. Colour psychology is used a lot in Advertising, Interior designs, Colour therapy etc. Have you ever wondered why the majority of fast food restaurants opt for red, orange, yellow colour? The reason is not that those are the owner's favourite colours, they were carefully chosen to increase our appetite and believe me there are many more examples like that. So i've put together some basic info about colours.
First let's get a bit technical (not for long I promise)
The Primary colours are the three basic colours from which every other colour is created. There are 2 groups of Primary colours
1. Additive primary colours - Blue, Red and Green – Starting from Darkness all 3 mixed together create White light.
2. Subtractive primary colours - Blue, Red and Yellow – Starting from White light all 3 mixed together create Darkness.
General - warm, magnetic colour, Yang energy. Red is related to Base chakra and self-awareness.
Symbolism – vitality, power, anger, passion, physical love, revolution. It is showing the need for physical activity, new energy, motivation, success.
Personality – extrovert, optimistic, pioneer, strong, ambitious, gets easily irritated, rebel, bad tempered
Health – adrenal glands, lower limbs, bladder, kidneys, muscles
Dislike for this colour – could mean you suffered rejection, defeat or physical illness.
Too much of Red can be overpowering. Get inspired from nature and use complementary colour Green to achieve balance.
General – cold, electric colour, Yin energy. Blue is related to Throat chakra and self-expression.
Symbolism – peace, trust, relaxation, calmness, meditation, sleep, sedating
Personality – introvert, quiet, gentle, loyal, honest, intuitive, good listener, lethargic, pessimistic, withdrawn. Can get depressed.
Health – thyroid, throat, ears, respiration
Dislike for this colour – fear of losing wealth, status. Fear of failure.
Too much of Blue can be overpowering. Get inspired from nature and use complementary colour Orange to achieve balance.
General – warm, magnetic colour, Yang energy. Yellow is related to Solar plexus and self-worth.
Symbolism – cheerful, uplifting, bright, study, memory
Personality – optimistic, happy, curiosity, logical, good communicator, quick mind, can be egocentric.
Health – pancreas, liver, gall-bladder, brain, head.
Dislike for this colour – suffered disappointment, disillusion.
Too much of Yellow can be overpowering. Get inspired from nature and use complementary colour Purple to achieve balance.
General – balancing, neutral colour. Green is related to Thymus and self-love.
Symbolism – hope, harmony, balance, nature, healing, comfort, sympathy.
Personality – empathetic, loves nature, relaxed, balanced, caring, indecisive, can feel trapped.
Health – thymus, heart, arms, digestion, circulation
Dislike for this colour – loneliness, grief, rejection, mental trauma.
Too much of Green can be overpowering. In colour therapy Pink is used to achieve balance.
General – warm, magnetic colour, Yang energy. Orange is related to Sacral chakra and self-respect.
Symbolism – joy, vitality, sociability, enthusiasm, humanity, creativity, communication mainly in relationship.
Personality – creative but practical, joyful, sociable, friendly, not taking life too seriously, tiring, over-stimulated.
Health – spleen, ovaries, testes, all body fluids, sexual organs, colon, digestion, lower back, hips, immune system
Dislike for this colour – physical or mental exhaustion
Too much of Orange can be overpowering. Get inspired from nature and use complementary colour Blue to achieve balance.
General – cold, electric colour, Yin energy. Purple is related to Crown chakra and self-knowledge.
Symbolism – spirituality, individuality, royalty, luxury, mystery, power, justice, suffering.
Personality – sensitive, creative spiritual person, independent, seeker of truth, inspirational, can be obsessive, misusing the power.
Health – mind, central nervous system, pineal gland, head, spine,
Dislike for this colour – possibly suffered from someone else’s pride, feeling trapped by someone else’s authority, pretence.
Too much of Purple can be overpowering. Get inspired from nature and use complementary colour Yellow to achieve balance.