Blue thou art, intensely blue; flower, whence came thy dazzling hue? – James Montgomery
I’ve recently been reading some color therapy books. The common theme from these books is that color matters. Why does color matter?
I’ve learned that the physiologic response to color reveals that it can change an emotion or interaction with others in our every day life. It affects our moods, self-awareness, gaining wisdom, seeking peace, reaching purity and is as powerful as to stimulate strength, joy, happiness and love.
- Produces a calming effect (strong sky blue is the most tranquillizing).
- When a person sees blue, the brain secretes 11 neurotransmitters that tranquillize.
- Slows the pulse rate.
- Reduces perspiration.
- Impedes flight or fight response.
- Lowers body temperature.
- Reduces appetites (notice how few blue foods exist in our diet).
Jamie Lin, author of Color Alchemy, talks about how color affects our moods. She’s gone so far as to create color T-shirts for every day of the week aligned respectively with the chakra colors of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
I’m beginning to look at color as a personal remedy. It’s something I can actually do myself without having to pay some high price to a psychologist to help me function in this fast-paced, changing world of moods, structures and systems in chaos.
As I continue shopping for the hue of blue, I send you my blessings and wishes for a prosperous and abundant life!
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue,
and the dreams that you dare to dream really
do come true. – Lyman Frank Baum